On-site training, HOST sessions, and examiners

GVF Basic Hands On Skills Test

The GVF Basic Hands On Skills Test (HOST-B) is required for all GVF Satcom Professional (VSAT field technician) certifications.

Hands On Skills Tests are offered by many examiners around the world in scheduled, public sessions. To find a session, click here.

Many examiners will also accept appointments for HOST-B sessions, or offer HOST-Bs to people within their own organizations. To find an examiner near you, click here and be sure to use the search box. 

If you are interested in becoming an examiner yourself click here

If you are already an examiner and are looking for HOST-B score sheets, procedures, FAQ's, and other resources, click here

Other Hands On Skills Tests

Certain specialist equipment certifications, such as marine antenna installation and maintenance, require a separate hands on skills test on the specific manufacturer's hardware.

These sessions are authorized by GVF but are generally organized by the manufacturers at their facilities. For details, please see the detailed information about each course in the catalog.