Certification: Certified Satellite Installer (CSI)

5 Depot Street, Greencastle, IN 46135

The exams cover a broad range of hardware and broadcast technology, but are not limited to specific brands of products. The CSI covers: satellite communications history & theory, satellite dish reflectors, cabling, amplifiers, satellite dish feed-horns-LNBs & LNBFs, Satellite System Installation-site surveys, satellite receivers-digital technology, interfacing with other consumer electronics equipment, transmission-internet systems, troubleshooting, repairs, sun outage, and safety. Four endorsements are also available. Antenna (CSI-A)-roof top antennas, towers, and rotors. C and Ku Band (CSI-C/Ku)-aiming, installation and troubleshooting of large-dish systems. Commercial (CSI-COM)-VSAT and other commercial satellite systems including internet two-way units. S-MATV (CSI-SMATV)-satellite antenna signal distribution systems for multiple unit dwellings including cable-type headends.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Either training or work experience required, but not both?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 4 Year(s)
Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)?
Renew through Re-Examination?
Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)?

Online Exam; Third Party Exam Center

Certification exams available online or through a local exam center, more information available here: https://etai.org/test_sites.html external site


The certification has an education level of an Associates of Arts or Associates of Sciences degree or higher and has a work experience requirement of more than 2 years, or requires obtaining a ‘core’ level certification from the same organization.

  • This certification is related to military occupational specialties.