Telecom Executive Certificate

The Telecom Executive Certificate (TEC) recognizes telecom executives for their commitment to professional development and staying informed about the rural telecom industry through their participation in NTCA educational sessions.

 

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

Courses are divided among four areas of study: policy, technology, business and governance 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 Governance Policy Technology Business Governance
1 Credit 2 Credits 2 Credits 4 Credits 4 Credits 3 Credits 3 Credits 1 Credit 20 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 four)
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 three)
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 three)
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
Governance (select any four)
Reading Financial Documents
Legal Liabilities
Bylaws
Policy
Board/Manager Relations

G101
G102
G103
G104
G105
Governance (select any one)
Pre-approved non-NTCA session
Director Responsibilities
Succession Planning
Board Planning

G100
G106
G107
G108

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Earn Credits 

You've been earning credits each time you attend an NTCA event. Please confirm your event registrations indicate the sessions you attend (when applicable) to ensure the credits are applied properly. 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.

You can also earn credits by viewing prerecorded sessions on the Live Learning Center. Once you’ve viewed an online session, please send an email to membership@ntca.org confirming the session you viewed. Please note that while many credits can be earned online through the Live Learning Center, the library of recordings will not necessarily include all required credits for certificate completion.”

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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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