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2021 NTIA Spectrum Management Training Classes

Federal Spectrum Management Course

Open to U.S. Government Employees and Federal Contractors ONLY

This multi-day course is designed for new spectrum managers and those whose work requires a basic understanding of the spectrum management field.  Students are given a basic level introduction to Federal spectrum management processes, procedures and techniques. The course also includes presentations on spectrum management terminology, and provides a basic technical overview of spectrum characteristics and management principles; the NTIA equipment and system certification, and frequency assignment processes and procedures; an overview of spectrum management and analysis tools; presentations from selected Federal agencies; presentations on the latest spectrum management issues; and solving spectrum management problems. (More information here)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NTIA suspended its Spectrum Management training classes in 2021.

We hope to resume the presentation of this class in a modularized, virtual form in early 2022 and the in-person class when travel is permitted.

We will post the schedule when it becomes available.

Spectrum XXI: Electronic Processing of Spectrum Proposals.

Open to U.S. Government Employees and Federal Contractors

Spectrum XXI (SXXI) provides federal agencies an automated tool to support the electronic processing of spectrum proposals with NTIA. This client/server software facilitates the exchange of frequency assignment requests and supports the frequency assignment process. Spectrum XXI includes several engineering programs, such as point-to-point and coverage plots with terrain features. It includes the required compliance checks that all frequency proposals submitted to NTIA must include.  

Spectrum XXI training is presented as a five day live on-line instructor-led virtual class. The schedule is as follows

24-28 January 2022

07-11 March 2022

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EL-CID:  Spectrum Certification for Today

Open to U.S. Government Employees and Federal Contractors ONLY

The Equipment Location-Certification Information Database (EL-CID) was developed to provide an automated tool to support electronic processing of spectrum certification requests at NTIA. The database structure and design is based upon the new comprehensive database (the OSM Data Dictionary) being developed at NTIA to replace the GMF database that is currently used to support various spectrum management activities, particularly the frequency assignment process.

The EL-CID training class is available on-line only.  (more information here)

United States Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI)

Open to Representatives of Developing Nations.

NTIA offers the following class through the USTTI:

• Radio Frequency Spectrum Management (dates to be determined)

This multi-day course addresses national spectrum management architectures, strategic spectrum planning, frequency assignment and licensing and spectrum monitoring, measuring and enforcement. Best practices for spectrum management will be covered. Sessions include engineering analysis, electromagnetic compatibility, spectrum measurements and monitoring, and technical standards. Computerized and automated spectrum management processes are discussed. Special attention is given to radio services of greatest interest, including land mobile and satellite communications.

Please contact USTTI directly for additional information on these and other class offerings at the following email address, or visit their website,