Comstar Tower Climbing Training
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Learn to Climb. Learn to Build.

The ComStar Telecommunications Training Program provides an alternative educational pathway to anyone seeking a career change, or to transitioning veterans seeking rapid placement in the highly competitive civilian job market without the time commitment of a 2-year or 4-year degree. ComStar LLC has partnered with Cumberland University to provide exceptional fall protection training and professional development utilizing classroom and hands on training practices. Cumberland University is located in Lebanon, TN, approximately 25 miles from downtown Nashville. Our intense, 6-week course is designed to ensure that graduates are fully trained and prepared for their new career in the telecommunications industry.

ComStar Telecommunications Training, through Cumberland University, is a unique program designed specifically to educate, train, and develop technicians so that they are completely familiar and proficient in all aspects of tower climbing, including fall protection, safety and the technological skillsets required of a contemporary tower technician working in a 3G/4G industry. ComStar Training meets ANSI, ASSE, and OSHA standards for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training. In addition, the coursework also meets or exceeds the standards set forth by the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE).

Not just any tower climbing certification.

The ComStar Telecommunications Tower Technician I Certificate, awarded by Cumberland University and approved for veterans training, is not solely a dedicated tower climbing course. This certificate provides a comprehensive skillset from breaking ground for foundations to erecting, cabling, outfitting, testing and calibrating a fully functional cell tower, distributed antenna system, or microcell installation. The courses of this program will be taught by Cumberland University faculty and course content experts from the telecommunications and tower climbing industry.

Our program covers many aspects of telecom construction. Specific carrier training includes ND502 compliance, Sprint 2.5, Alcatel-Lucent 2.5, Nokia 2.5, and Samsung 2.5 certifications. We also are able to tailor training to your needs, whether it’s safety, quality or carrier compliant installation.

Get off the ground in six weeks

Our intensive six week Tower Level 1 course covers everything you need to immediately start work with a tower crew, from climbing to construction.
We don't know of any other program in the country that can promise the same.

Why Choose ComStar? We think there is no better program in the country. Here's why.


Utilizing our indoor climbing school laboratory and outdoor training facilities, we cover everything you need to get off the ground and start building towers.

Exceptional Faculty

The courses of this program are taught by Cumberland University faculty and course content experts from the telecommunications and tower climbing industry.


Each carrier likes to do things a little differently. Our training program is designed so that our graduates maintain and enforce high quality and compliance across all carriers.

Approved for Veterans

Not only is our program approved for veterans training, we are here to help you every step of the way, including placement upon completion.


Are you looking to train your entire crew? We can customize our program to meet your needs. Contact us now for a quote.

Some of the things we cover See the calendar for our current course offerings.


Basic Climber
Tower Rescue
Advanced Climber


Fiber Testing
Exothermic Welding


Safety/Site Documentation
Closeout Requirements

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