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General Overview

iNARTE Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC/EMI) Certification

The iNARTE Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC/EMI) Certification Program is applicable to professional engineers and technicians practicing in EMC fields such as: bonding, shielding, grounding, EMI prediction, EMI analysis, conducted and radiated interference, and lightning protection. Certified EMC engineers and technicians can add to their professional certification with the iNARTE MIL-STD EMC Specialist Certification. The purpose of the EMC Certification Program is to foster technical excellence and establish a competency criteria for EMC personnel performing EMI control work. The program benefits the EMC community by establishing a standard of excellence in EMC engineering that will endure and extend across the boundaries of private and government agencies.

EMC Engineer or Technician?

Engineers know the math and physics of EMC. Technicians know the instruments and test setups. Engineers need good writing and verbal skills. Technicians need to know the pitfalls of real measurements. All applicants have to be competent in the fundamentals, i.e., coupling, filters, shielding, etc. as well as the specifications which apply to their particular specialty.

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

Ongoing Certification Requirements

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Code of Ethics

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Exam Preparation

  • 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 open book, open notes and a scientific calculator is 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 Certification application fee is received, iNARTE will coordinate and arrange for a testing date, time, location and point of contact. The exam may also be taken on-line through a remote proctor

The examination for EMC Engineers or EMC Technicians is four hours in duration. All examinations are given with open book, open notes, and a scientific calculator is permitted in the exam room.

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

Passing score for EMC Engineers or EMC Technician 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

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

  1. Joffe, Elya B. & Lock, Kai-sang, Grounds for Grounding, John Wiley & Sons publication, 2020.
  2. Ott, Henry W., Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineering, John Wiley & Sons publication, 2009
  3. Paul, Clayton R., Introduction to Electromagnetic Compatibility, New York, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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.

Steps to Apply for iNARTE Certification

  • Register

    Go on to Exemplar LINK to sign up and register your details

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    Login to Exemplar LINK & continue to: Manage My Certifications > iNARTE > Apply for Certification

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