been approved by WInnForum as a Certified
Professional Installer (CPI) Training Program Administrator (TPA) for the Citizens
Broadband Radio Service (CBRS). The accreditation allows CommScope to offer
training to installation professionals who want to attain CBRS CPI
CLICK TO TWEET: CBRS CPI training is now available. Rashid Bhatti explains how WInnForum approved CommScope as a training program administrator.
FCC Part 96 rules require that applicable CBRS Devices (CBSDs)
be professionally installed. This
requires a TPA to train CBSD installers and certify that they have sufficient
knowledge to perform the installation pursuant to FCC rules. Both the TPA and
the CPIs need oversight to ensure they are adhering to the rules. The FCC
chartered WInnForum, an industry standards body, as the accrediting body
overseeing the training programs and curriculum for CPI. It provides the
criteria to certify a training program and maintains valid certification
records of both the training program and the CPI. It also sets the review and
discipline processes for CPIs.
CommScope, a leader
in CBRS and a strong supporter of CBRS commercialization, is now an approved
CPI TPA. This accreditation marks yet another milestone in CommScope’s vision
to lead and assist in the growth of the CBRS ecosystem. We have the expertise
and capabilities required to provide world-class training to any installation
professional interested in becoming a CBRS CPI.
offers CPI training as a self-paced online course. The course material covers
the entire CBRS ecosystem including terminology, concepts, CPI requirements and
lots of practical advice on gathering accurate information. The course takes two
to four hours to complete, depending on the level of familiarization with CBRS.
After completion, trainees are able to take
an exam to test their knowledge and gain certification. Those who are
interested in becoming CPIs can find more information by clicking here.
CommScope is a leading provider of Spectrum
Access System (SAS) and Environmental Sensing Capability (ESC) services for
CBRS. CommScope’s SAS has completed certification testing by National Telecommunications
and Information Administration (NTIA) Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
(ITS) lab, alongside other first-wave SAS administrators. SAS Administrators
are awaiting FCC approval to move to Initial Commercial Deployment. On the ESC front, CommScope has recently received
ESC certification from the FCC. The ESC sensor network deployment is well
underway, with completion for the lower 48 US states planned within 2019..