GVF Training Introduces New Certifications

Field Technician and Field Engineer Certifications Available Fully Online

LONDON and WASHINGTON D.C.GVF, the global trade association for the satellite industry which is the accepted global standard for certifications, has announced two new certifications for satcom technicians and engineers. The new GVF Field Technician Certification recognizes that the holder has received thorough simulator-based online training for fixed VSAT installation and maintenance for minimum interference. The GVF Field Engineer Certification demonstrates broader satcom knowledge and skills, including industry business, DC and RF electronics, fixed terminal installation, satcom theory, operation of mobile terminals, spectrum analyzer technique, and uplinking from motorized earth stations such as teleports.

“These new certifications assist technicians and engineers who need recognition of their knowledge and skills but have not had an opportunity to attend an on-site Hands On Skills Test,” said Greg Selzer, VP at SatProf, Inc., GVF’s training program administrator. “Field Technician Certification holders can now earn public recognition and are ideally positioned to proceed to further GVF Satcom Professional Certifications. The new Field Engineer Certification demonstrates a significant depth and breadth of knowledge that is relevant to technical staff in today’s changing satcom industry.”

Both certifications are now included in the GVF Training Membership (individual and group/company site license) at no additional charge. With the addition of these two certifications, GVF now offers 18 certifications.

Full details are available on the GVF training web site or visit GVF stand #2139 during SATELLITE 2020 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Centre in Washington D.C.


GVF is the only global non-profit association of the satellite industry.  Founded in 1997 and headquartered in London, it brings together organizations from around the world representing the satellite ecosystem that are engaged in the development and delivery of satellite technologies and services for consumers, commercial and government organizations worldwide.  GVF’s aim is to facilitate expanded access to satellite-based connectivity solutions globally, which is achieved through regulatory, policy and spectrum advocacy; training and certification; product quality assurance; and collaboration with user groups and other satellite stakeholders. For more details contact GVF.

GVF Training courses and certifications are the established global standard for satellite communications skills, covering operation, installation and maintenance of VSAT, marine, and mobile/SNG satellite terminals, in addition to general and specialized satcom theory. Students learn, practice, and are evaluated on their knowledge and skills with online, self-paced, interactive, simulator-driven training modules developed by SatProf, Inc. Hands-on skills testing, supplementary instructor-led training, and mentored classes are supported by GVF Examiners and Regional Training Centers located in every major region of the world. For more details visit GVF Training.

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