Tower Technician Level One

CEL100 – 88.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center at (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

cell tower

The Tower Technician Level One course answers the need for qualified technicians with comprehensive cutting edge technical training provided to participants with an interest in the industry. This VA Education Benefits Eligible course gives you a challenging two-week, 88-hour learning experience. In addition to traditional classroom training, each participant has the opportunity to engage in multiple field exercises and other hands-on training scenarios; all followed by scenario testing used to determine student comprehension. Registered participants will be challenged physically during this intensive technical training program and should be prepared for climbing exercises while carrying specialized tools used to perform tower prop installation tasks. Successful graduates are eligible for the Tower Apprentice Program supported by industry hiring partners. All qualified students will have the opportunity to become a member of a four-person team responsible for deploying next generation Wireless Networks.


Applicants must meet the following requirements to enroll in this program:

  • Be a high school graduate or passed a GED test
  • Be at least 18 years of age

Applicants must meet the following physical requirements:

  • Safely operate machinery and conduct field exercises at a height over 160 feet while carrying approximately 70 lbs. of tools and equipment

To apply for this course, applicants must provide the following:

  • Signed Participant Enrollment Agreement (Must download and open in Adobe Reader to complete and sign agreement)
  • Copy of a valid driver’s license
  • Copy of high school diploma or GED completion

Course Completion Requirements

Participants Must Provide

  • Notebook paper (8 1/2″ x 11″)
  • Blue ink pens, red ink pens, highlighters, #2 pencils
  • Boots or climbing shoes
  • A photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Physical Requirements

Participants will be required to safety operate machinery and conduct field exercises at a height of over 100 feet while carrying approximately 70 lbs. of tools and equipment. In order to successfully complete these exercises, participants must be aware of any medical and/or physical limitations that might prevent them from participating in such activities.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process, and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. Attendance and participation are components of successful course completion. Excessive absences, early departure, or tardiness may place participants at risk of academic failure and place a significant burden on the rest of the class. Therefore, participants who miss 9 percent (8 hours) or more of the Tower Technician Level One course may be dismissed.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  •    Perform maintenance and construction of cell towers and cell tower equipment as tower technicians.
  •    Reference regulations and standards pertaining to the wireless industry.
  •    Discuss wireless technology in the cellular industry.
  •    Identify tower climbing hazards and how to mitigate them.
  •    Recognize electrical standards associated with working cellular towers.
  •    Demonstrate climbing and rescue competencies.
  •    Participants will be able to demonstrate safe use of capstan hoists.
  •    Demonstrate competence while rigging towers.
  •    Discuss radio frequency (RF) and electromagnetic radiation.
  •    Discuss aspects of lightning, grounding, and CADWELDs.
  •    Explain long-term evolution (LTE).
  •    Explain the functions and responsibility of a crane spotter and signal person.
  •    Perform all included climbing activities.

Suggested Audience

This course is designed for utility industry personnel or others who have a desire to enter the tower installation industry.

Other Information

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Funding Options

Contact Information

Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Phone: | Toll-Free: (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811
Email: [email protected]