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EMC Design Engineer

General Overview

iNARTE EMC Design Engineer Certificate

The iNARTE EMC Design Engineer Certificate Program is applicable to professional engineers practicing in EMC fields whose main responsibility is designing electronic circuits, components, sub systems, and equipment to ensure EMC compliance. The certificate program was developed in equal partnership with KEC, Japan. There are two levels of certificate available depending upon experience: EMC Design Engineer and Senior EMC Design Engineer. The EMC Design Engineer level is intended for new or recent graduates who are entering the industry with a view to build a career in electronics design and have the knowledge to apply EMC principles to design for compliance. The Senior EMC Design Engineer level is intended as an upgrade for EMC Design Engineers who have held that initial credential for at least three years. iNARTE  will accept applications for this certificate as a Senior EMC Design Engineer from practitioners who have at least four years of practical work experience following their post-secondary education to degree level.

Current and past service members can apply for iNARTE Certification for free with proof of service.

Code of Ethics

Click here to download the iNARTE Code of Ethics

Exam Preparation

The examination is significantly different from the established iNARTE EMC/EMI Certification exam in that the exam questions are all related to EMC Design for Compliance and other EMC fundamentals. There are few, if any, questions related to Field Theory, EMC emission or susceptibility standards and disciplines better suited to test, measurement, and mitigating engineering.

  • The exam is four hours in duration. All questions are multiple choice.
  • The exam is 50 questions and all should be attempted.
  • The exam is closed book. Only a self-made 1cm thick notebook and a scientific calculator are allowed. No reference books, publications or laptop computers are allowed.
  • The pass mark is 70% average. Retake is possible after 90 days. There will be no credit for past exam scores.

Exam Coordination

Once your EMC Certificate application fee is received, iNARTE will coordinate and arrange for a testing date, time, location, and point of contact.

The examination for EMC Design Engineers or Senior EMC Design Engineers is four hours in duration. All examinations are given with closed book, only a self-made notebook, (approx. 1 cm thick), and a scientific calculator are permitted in the exam room.

Examinations are graded at the iNARTE principal office and the applicant will be advised of a pass/fail within 10 working days.

Passing score for EMC Design Engineers or Senior EMC Design Engineers is 70% average. Should a candidate fail the examination, a retake is permissible following a 90 day period. Examinations may be retaken any number of times, however, an examination processing fee is required each time the exam is taken.

Candidates retaking the examination must achieve a passing grade at one four-hour session and will not be allowed to take credit for grades achieved in parts of earlier sessions.

Exam Study Materials & Reference Titles

NOTE (1): This list is suggested but not all inclusive.

NOTE (2): Most MIL STDs are available for free downloading at

  1. Reference Data for Engineers: Radio, Electronics, Computer and Communications, Howard W. Sams Co., Inc., Indianapolis/Kansas City/New York, Seventh Edition, 1988.
  2. ANSI/IEEE STD 100: IEEE Standard Dictionary of Electrical and Electronic Terms, IEEE, 1984.
  3. Paul, Clayton R., Introduction to Electromagnetic Compatibility, New York, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,
  4. Kraus, John D., Electromagnetics, McGraw Hill, 1986
  5. Kraus, John D., Antennas, McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York, NY
  6. Howard W. Johnson & Martin Graham, High-Speed Digital Design – A Handbook of Black Magic, Prentice Hall
  7. Prasad Kodali, Engineering Electromagnetic Compatibility, 2nd Edition, IEEE Press, NY
  8. Mark I. Montrose, Printed Circuit Board Design Techniques for EMC Compliance 2nd Edition, IEEE Press, 2000
  9. *MIL-STD-463 – Definitions and system of units, electromagnetic interference and electromagnetic compatibility.
  10. *MIL-STD-1310H,Shipboard bonding, grounding, and other techniques for electromagnetic compatibility and safety.
  11. *MIL-HDBK-237 Rev D – Electromagnetic compatibility management guide for platforms, systems and equipment.
  12. *MIL-HDBK-419A – Grounding, bonding and shielding for electronic equipment and facilities
  13. NAVAIR AD 1115, EMC Design Guide for Avionics and Related Ground Support Equipment.
  14. EMC, Telecom and Computer Encyclopedia Handbook, EMF-EMI control, Inc., Warrenton, VA 20187, 1999.
  15. Gnecco, Louis T, MSEE, Problems and Solutions in Wireless Communications and Electromagnetic Compatibility, Tempest, Inc., Herndon, VA, February 1999.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for certification?

Before you apply for certification, please ensure that you meet all the requirements specific to the scheme you wish to apply for. You can review those requirements on our website. These can be found by clicking on the ‘Individual Auditors’ tab at the top-level navigation of our homepage. From the drop-down menu, select the ‘Browse All Certifications’ option. From there, you will be taken to a page that features the different categories of certifications we offer, including Electrostatic Discharge, Product Safety, etc. Select the scheme you are are interested in and click the ‘Learn More’ button. You will then be taken through to your selected scheme page. From there,  click on the ‘Download Certification Requirements’ button on the right hand side of the page. Please review the requirements carefully to ensure that you meet the scheme, grade and scope requirements.

If you are a new customer, you will need to create an account with Exemplar LINK, our customer portal platform. You can access Exemplar LINK via or via the Exemplar LINK login button on our website. From there, you can enter your contact details and create your account.

Once you have an account, either as a new customer or as an existing customer, you can apply for certification by following these steps:

  1. Login to Exemplar LINK at
  2. Click on the ‘Manage My Certifications’ button, located at the top-hand navigation.
  3. Click on the ‘Apply for Certification’ button.
  4. Select the category of certification you are interested in, such as Electromagnetic Compatibility.
  5. Click on the specific certification you wish to apply for, such as EMC Engineer.
  6. Select Qualification-Based certification, if prompted. This will vary by scheme.
  7. Review the the certification, recertification, and expansion requirements relevant to your scheme and grade, and click the ‘Continue to Scopes’ button  at the bottom of the page. Please refer to the PDF Scope document for criteria.
  8. Select any scopes you wish to apply for and click on the ‘Continue To Code of Conduct’ button at the bottom of the page.
  9. Tick the box next to each item in the Code of Conduct. By doing so, you agree to adhere to this code. Failure to do so may result in the termination of your certification. Click on the ‘Continue To Authorisation’ button.
  10. If your organization has given you an authorisation code, please enter it here and click the ‘Validate’ button. If not, click on the ‘Continue to Payment’ button.
  11. Carefully review your application information and payment options.
  12. Finally, click the ‘Pay Now’ button. Please note that all fees are non-refundable, so ensure you meet the certification requirements before applying for certification. Also, we are required to collect GST from our Australian customers.

Once we have received your application, an Exemplar Global certification specialist will contact you if any additional information or steps are required.

How do I check on the status of my application for certification?

You can check on the status of your application for certification via our Exemplar LINK platform at At the top-level navigation, select the ‘Manage My Certifications’ button and from the drop- down menu choose the iNARTE option. From there, select the ‘Current Certifications’ tab. You will then be taken through to the ‘Applications in Progress’ page where you can check the status of your certification application.

Where are the documents I uploaded in support of my application for certification?

Once you submit your application for certification, you will not be able to see the documents you have uploaded to support your application. Please contact your certification specialist or if you need assistance.

How long does it take to process my application for certification?

It usually takes between seven to 10 business days to complete this process. However, this is provided that all supporting documents have been uploaded by the applicant.


Before You Apply For a Certification

Download the “Certification Requirements” document from the certification page you wish to apply for.
Carefully review the requirements to see if you have the qualification (training) needed and have met the scheme, grade, and scope.

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