Basic Satcom Professional Certification

  • Certification and recertification exam for GVF Basic Satcom Professional Certification.


The GVF Basic Satcom Professional Certification (GVF-CERT-SPB) demonstrates that you have the minimum skills to install a fixed VSAT terminal without causing excessive interference. It covers skills for choosing a site with line of sight, building a typical terminal with antenna, finding the satellite with a basic meter or modem, accurately pointing to minimize adjacent-satellite interference, correctly aligning for cross-pol, and terminating coaxial cables.

The GVF-CERT-SPB online course serves as the final exam, and the recertification exam, for GVF-CERT-SPB certification. To open this exam, you must have completed course GVF 510 Edition 2 and the Basic Hands On Skills Test (HOST-B).

If your certification has expired, take this exam to recertify, which will extend your certification for three years.

GVF Training Member? Email gvfsupport@satprof.com to request free enrollment in this exam.

Not a GVF Training Member? Purchase this exam and email support to request one-time 30-day extension of 510 ed2, if previously enrolled.

For more info, please see the FAQ page.



Essential courses GVF 510, 520 and 521 have been converted to HTML5 and are available for use on all device types.

We are continuing to convert the remaining courses in the Training Membership throughout 2021.

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