Key Employee Certificate

The Key Employee Certificate (KEC) recognizes rural telecom professionals focusing on their industry knowledge and contributing to their company's success.

 

ENROLLMENT      COURSE REQUIREMENTS      EARN CREDITS      TRANSCRIPTS

 

Enrollment

If you've ever attended an NTCA event, you are automatically enrolled in the certificate program relevant to your role.

Course Requirements

The program recognizes key employees of NTCA member telcos who have completed the course requirements. Core and elective courses are divided among three areas of study: policy, technology and business. Each area contains both core and elective courses. Only courses offered by NTCA and approved statewide associations can be applied toward completion of this certificate.

Core Elective Total
Policy Technology Business Policy Technology Business
1 Credit 2 Credits 2 Credits 3 Credits 6 Credits 2 Credits 16 Credits

 

Course titles below indicate topic categories. Specific course content will be described in meeting programs. Because course content changes for each meeting, courses may be repeated for credit. 

Each course is equivalent to one credit.
Core Courses Course Code Elective Courses Course Code
Policy
Regulatory

P101
Policy (select any three)
Pre-approved non-NTCA session
Advocacy
Legal
Grassroots
Outreach

P100
P102
P103
P104
P105
Technology (select any two)
Network
Telecom Fundamentals

T101
T102
Technology (select any six)
Pre-approved non-NTCA session
Wireline
Wireless
Devices
Trends
Data
Apps
Telecom Industry
Cybersecurity

T100
T103
T104
T105
T106
T107
T108
T109
T110
Business (select any two*)
Telco Revenues
Finance for Telecommunications
Business Combinations & Partnering
Capital Credits*

*Cooperatives must take a Capital Credits course


B101
B102
B103
B104
Business (select any two)
Pre-approved non-NTCA sessions
Human Resources
Strategic Planning
Economic Development
Marketing
Management
Business Skills
Compensation Issues
Community Development
Risk Management

B100
B105
B106
B107
B108
B109
B110
B111
B112
B113

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Earn Credits

You've been earning credits each time you attend an NTCA event. You can also earn credits through viewing prerecorded sessions on the Live Learning Center. Some state associations offer NTCA Certificate credits when their programs are submitted for preapproval. Contact your state association for more information about their programming. Candidates retain all awarded credits earned to date.

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Transcripts

To determine the status of your certificate completion, log in to your account and view your transcript.  

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