The Global VSAT Forum provides a solid, fundamentals-based training program for VSAT, broadband, and maritime satellite terminal technicians, engineers, users, and operators. The program is endorsed and recommended by the major satellite operators. GVF delivers a highly-effective blend of simulator-driven, interactive, self-paced online knowledge training, verification of hands-on skills, and optional supplementary classes.
GVF offers several certification training paths:
- For fixed VSAT professionals: GVF Basic, Advanced, and Specialist Satcom Professional certifications.
- For marine VSAT professionals: GVF Marine Satcom Professional certifications.
- For marine VSAT operators (crew): GVF Marine Satcom Operator certifications.
GVF also offers a broad-interest Introduction to Satellite Communications online course (GVF 500), and can organize supplementary classroom training in a range of topics. See the Course Offerings brochure (PDF) for a complete list of all GVF training courses.
For new students
To read about available courses and certifications, please visit Brochures and course outlines. To view tuition fees, and to enroll in courses with a credit card and start learning right away, please visit the course catalog/shopping cart. We also accept Western Union, wire transfer, and purchase orders; please refer to How to pay tuition fees page for details. We also have discounts for students in developing countries. Please check the Andrew Werth Scholarship Discount page for eligibility.
For current students
If you are registered as a student, click here to log in. You can enroll in additional courses, including Hands On Skills Test sessions, after you log in, by selecting Catalog at your dashboard. To edit your profile details (email, address, organization, etc.) please click here before you log in.
Students who complete the requirements for GVF Advanced and Specialist Satcom Professional certifications may be listed in the public database at gvf.org, an excellent resource for service providers seeking qualified field technicians.
For tuition fees and immediate online registration with credit card, please browse the course catalog. GVF also accepts payment by check, money order, Western Union, or wire transfer. Click here for details.
GVF and SatProf support development of communications in developing countries. Students and organizations based in developing countries are invited to participate in Andrew Werth Scholarship program, which offers a substantial cost reduction for eligible students. For eligibility criteria, discounts, and promo codes, please click here.
Click here for the dates and locations of Hands On Skills Tests as well as supplementary classroom training sessions.
Interested in becoming a GVF Qualified Examiner and administering the Hands On Skills Test in your organization or region? Click here for details.
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