The National Association for Radio and Telecommunications
Engineers (NARTE) is pleased to offer congratulations and continuing
support to the IEEE EMC Society in this, its Golden, 50th Anniversary
year. The year 2007 is also the Silver, 25th Anniversary year
of NARTE as an Engineering Association, and the 20th year since
the beginning of its EMC Certification Programs.
NARTE is the premier independent certification organization, and
the only internationally recognised association that provides
standards of excellence attainable to technical professionals
in telecommunications, electromagnetic compatibility, and other
In its 25 years of operation, NARTE has certified more than 16,000
engineers and technicians in 26 countries. Current membership
stands at a little under 5,000.
NARTE’s certification candidates are fairly evaluated by
verifiable measures including examination, experiential and educational
background and reputation for unquestioned competency within their
As a result, NARTE certified engineers and technicians have always
been regarded by their peers and the community as having demonstrated
the highest professionalism and dedication in their field of endeavour.
NARTE’s close relationship and shared membership with the
EMC Society can be traced back over the last 20 years, but was
formalised only as recently as 2001 by the signing of a Memorandum
In this Agreement, NARTE and the IEEE EMC Society mutually cooperate
for the support and co-sponsorship of programs or events intended
to foster and promote technical awareness, education, and achievement
in electromagnetic compatibility.
Specifically, the EMC Society is recognized by NARTE as the definitive
authority with respect to the science and the application of EMC
technology. The EMC Society is today the keeper of the body of
knowledge from which NARTE develops its Engineer and Technician
Certification Examination papers.
As in previous years, NARTE will hold its Exam Prep Workshop and
Certification Examinations in conjunction with the 2007 IEEE International
Symposium on EMC. The Exam Prep Workshop on Sunday, July 8th,
will be a part of the EMC Fundamentals Tutorial and the start
of the Global EMC University Track. In this way, NARTE anticipates
that “students” at the Global EMC University will
take the opportunity to validate their knowledge by attaining
NARTE certification and attending the Examination on the following
Saturday, July 14th.
The registration fee to attend EMC 2007 will also cover the proctoring
fee for the NARTE Examination. As a result, all candidates taking
the Exam on July 14th simply need to pay the basic application
fee to NARTE. Details of how to do this may be obtained from the
web site www.narte.org.
As part of the general celebration at EMC 2007, NARTE will make
a special presentation at the Awards Luncheon to its 25 longest
serving EMC members in recognition of their years of service to
the EMC community. EMC
|Students are shown taking the NARTE
Exam at the 1997 IEEE International Symposium on EMC in Austin,
Texas. Professor James Whalen (far left at front) of New York
State University has long supported the NARTE activities at
the annual EMC Symposium.