Engineer Certification

WCC Wi-Fi Professional Certifications are recognised, vendor-neutral certifications which extend your knowledge of Wi-Fi network engineering – to the level where you can become a recognised industry expert.

The WCC has defined career certifications in Wi-Fi Network Engineering from wireless professional level, through intermediate to advanced and ultimately expert levels.

WCC Engineering Certifications include:

  • CWNI™ – Certified Wi-Fi Network Installer™
    CWNI is the entry-level (WCC Level 1) Certification which qualifies network engineers to install Wi-Fi access points, antennas and associated equipment in accordance with WCC Standards.
  • CWNM™ – Certified Wi-Fi Network Manager™
    CWNM is the professional-level (WCC Level 2) Certification which qualifies IT professional to operate and manage Enterprise-grade Wi-Fi networks in accordance with WCC Standards.
  • CWIA™ – Certified Wi-Fi Installation Auditor™
    CWIA is an intermediate-level (WCC Level 3) Certification which qualifies network engineers to perform post-installation Wi-Fi network audit surveys to WCC Standards.
  • CWND™ – Certified Wi-Fi Network Designer™
    CWND is an advanced-level (WCC Level 4) Certification which qualifies network engineers to Plan Wi-Fi networks, create customer Wi-Fi RF network specifications, and Design Wi-Fi RF networks to WCC Standards.
  • CWNS™ – Certified Wi-Fi Network Surveyor™
    CWNS is an advanced-level (WCC Level 5) Wi-Fi network engineering Certification which qualifies network engineers to Plan, Specify, Design and Survey new Wi-Fi RF networks to WCC Standards.
  • CWSM™ – Certified Wi-Fi Security Manager™
    CWSM is an intermediate-level (WCC Level 3) Wi-Fi Security Certification which qualifies network engineers and IT Security professionals to secure Wi-Fi networks to WCC Level 3 Standards.
  • CWSA™ – Certified Wi-Fi Security Auditor™
    CWSA is an intermediate-level (WCC Level 5) Wi-Fi Security Certification which qualifies network engineers and IT Security professionals to perform Wi-Fi Network Security Audits to WCC Standards.

The Certified Wireless Network Professional program, launched in 2001, is a vendor-neutral training and certification program for Wi-Fi professionals. The program has been successful in raising standards in the Wi-Fi industry.


Recognising and building upon the body of experience within the CWNP community, the WCC Training and Certification program extends the skills of Wi-Fi network professionals to new standards – introducing the new practices and methodologies that are needed for today’s Wi-Fi networks.

The WCC Engineer Certifications dovetail into the CWNP certifications – to add the new, essential skills and Certifications that are needed for Optimised Wi-Fi RF Network Engineering.

WCC Training and Certification Exams is vendor-neutral in that the skills taught allow you to Plan, Design, Survey, Install or Audit Wi-Fi networks built using any WLAN vendor’s products. Therefore, there are no questions relating to the use of any particular Wi-Fi manufacturer’s hardware. The WCC Certification program tests vendor-neutral Wi-Fi network engineering principles, rather than specific functions of any one vendor’s products.
WCC training courses enable you to engineer World-leading Wi-Fi network installations using any appropriate vendor’s product line.

Details about each WCC Training Course, and the associated Certification Exams, are provided under each Certification page. There, you will learn about the number of questions in the theory exams, the time allotted, the skills measured; the format of the pratical exams and the skills tested.

All instructor-led training, training facilities, study materials, equipment and software for use during the course, and your invigilated theory and practical exams are included.

Yes. There are pre-requisites for each of the WCC professional exams (CWNI, CWNM, CWIA, CWND, CWNS, CWSA).Some example progressions, appropriate to different job roles, include:CWNI


WCC Certification Exams are run and invigilated at WCC-Certified Training and Certification Centres.

Yes. This is how you will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the WCC Certification Exams.
This adds real value to your certification, because the exams don’t just test your knowledge, they test and ultimately verify the practical skills you acquired during training.

Authorised WCC Training and Certification Centres are listed on the WCC website, along with their course schedules.
If you should come across any organisation offering you training or certification, which is not listed on the WCC website, please report this to the WCC.

Visit the Training and Services section of the WCC website.

No. The WCC does not release exam items in any form, neither questions nor answers. This procedure is standard for high-stakes IT certification exams, and helps maintain the value of the WCC certifications.
All WCC Training and Exam items are copyrighted materials. To maintain the security and value of our programs, we reserve the right to de-certify and/or bar any individual from future training and exams who in any way attempts to publish, distribute or disclose our copyrighted certification items.
If the first time you take a Certification Exam you do not pass, you may re-take the Exam it a future scheduled testing date.
Please note that the WCC-Certified Training and Certification Centres will charge a fee for each exam attempt.

Yes. Again, please note that the WCC-Certified Training and Certification Centres will charge a fee for each exam attempt.

Note that if you do not achieve a passing score on your Theory exam, you must wait at least 7 days to re-take the exam. The waiting period will be imposed for all subsequent exam re-takes.

Each WCC-Certified Professional certification is valid for 12 months. Thereafter, you must re-sit both the theory and practical examinations for each of your certifications.
This stringent certification standard clearly sets WCC-Certified Professionals apart from others in the IT industry.
If English is your second language, you may request an additional 30 minutes to complete the WCC Theory Exams.
You must contact prior to booking your Training Course or Certification Exam, so that we can contact the Training and Examination Centre on your behalf.

WCC Training and Certification

The Wireless Certification Commission has introduced a series of new Training Courses and Certifications, which enable Wi-Fi professionals to raise their standards of Wi-Fi network engineering to completely new levels, and to demonstrate their ability to engineer optimal, fit-for-purpose Wi-Fi networks – networks which are optimally Designed, Surveyed, Installed, Secured and Monitored to ensure coverage, capacity, reliable performance, security and lower costs of ownership.

The new WCC Engineering Certifications include:


WCC Certified WiFi Network Installer™


WCC Certified WiFi Installation Auditor™


WCC Certified WiFi Network Designer™


WCC Certified WiFi Network Surveyor™


WCC Certified WiFi Network Manager™


WCC Certified WiFi Security Manager™


WCC Certified WiFi Security Auditor™