Reconext achieves WISE Certification

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Congratulations to Reconext on their recent successes in achieving CTIA ASP Certification and WISE™ Technician Certification

“The question is no longer: ‘why should you adopt circular principles?’ but rather: ‘why wouldn’t you?’”

Reconext was formed from the combination of Clover Wireless and Teleplan over the past 18 months. From innovation, operational excellence to customer-first and circular economy mindset, both organizations had a lot in common. And their highly complementary footprint, capabilities, and product expertise made Reconext a global player with a comprehensive lifecycle services portfolio ready to meet the high-tech’s industry future aftermarket challenges.

CTIA and WISE Certification have launched environmentally conscious programs targeted towards teaching technicians the importance of repairing small devices as opposed to replacing them with new devices. The partnership with Reconext has reinforced the need to move toward a circular economy ethos.

Protecting our environment is a must, and neither Reconext nor its clients could be satisfied with the status quo. The high-tech industry, with high and still growing level of waste generation, is seen as part of the problem and needs to become part of the solution. All stakeholders from consumers and clients, staff, and future talent, to legislators, watchdogs and investors are demanding action from manufacturers on climate change.

Reconext achieves WISE Certification Workplace

As a leader in lifecycle services, Reconext has developed innovative automation and testing solution that support the repair and refurbishment processes. Reconext sees itself uniquely positioned to enable the Circular Economy and has been advocating for it for several years. This is no easy task though. It requires a system change and therefore collaboration at every echelon in the supply chain. While there is still a long way to go, Reconext is proud of its own carbon reduction targets achievement to date, but especially of its contribution to its clients’ own targets.

Reconext is also encouraged by the overwhelming shift in our offering towards solutions helping our clients handling product returns – not because they have to, but because they want to! It is becoming noticeably clear to them that environmental benefits can go alongside financial benefits, and to quote one of our senior leaders: “The question’s no longer: ‘why should you adopt circular principles?’ but rather: ‘why wouldn’t you?’

Reconext achieves WISE Certification Technician

Without technicians, we would not have the choice between repairing or replacing devices.  Much like auto-mechanics keeping our cars running safely, technicians fix our devices and keep us connected. Not only is WISE Certification committed to training new technicians, but they are also committed to keeping technicians aware of current best practices and new strategies to keep devices in working order.

All Reconext technicians go through their own in-house training program. Depending on position, the technician will be trained on specific process related to the business they work for in the company, such as disassembly, troubleshooting, parts replacement, welding, IPC 610.  After formal training, each technician will have in-line training by shadowing an experienced peer in the actual production environment. Their training level will correlate to their pay levels and future advancement.  Annually, there is a recertification process that each technician goes through both for WISE Certification and with our in-house training program.

Additionally, Reconext Mexicali has close collaboration with three local Universities where we developed internship programs, engineering collaboration and training and share industry experience. 

Not only is Reconext a leader in lifecycle services for big businesses. Virtually every player in the high-tech ecosystem can benefit from Reconext’s expertise:

Manufacturers

Rely on Reconext to handle all their returns be they in-warranty returns or DOA, channel returns, demo or rental returns, trade-ins or take-backs, and drive their remarketing or white label channel.

Multi-Service Operators (MSOs)

Rely on Reconext to handle in-warranty returns on behalf of the manufacturers, but also out-of-warranty returns, retail returns, network equipment returns, trade-in, buy-back and take back, but also “turn-around” their leased Customer Premises Equipment (CPE)

Retailers and e-tailers

Rely on Reconext to handle policy returns, but also in-warranty returns on behalf of the manufacturers or out-of-warranty returns and drive their remarketing channel.

Data Centers

Rely on Reconext to securely handle the recovery of decommissioned equipment

Device Insurers

Rely on Reconext to handle out-of-warranty repairs and parts reclamation and sourcing

Leasing Companies

Rely on Reconext to handle the recovery of end-of-lease equipment

Large Corporations

Including the before mentioned, rely on Reconext and its Corporate Renew platform to handle their workplace IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) in a way that maximizes recovery and re-use

Repair Providers

Rely on Reconext and its LCD Buyer platform to sell broken smartphone LCD modules and procure CPO devices

Savvy Consumers

Rely on Reconext and its MaxBack platform to sell used devices and buy high quality CPO smartphone and other devices
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CTIA and WISE Certification are proud to welcome Reconext into our ecosystem. If you are interested in learning more, starting your journey with Reconext could not be easier: simply contact us at TellMeMore@reconext.com and they can take the lead from there!

Chromebook Repair Program

If your school or organization is managing a 1:1 Chromebook program, WISE Certification is a key certification for your tech leadership team and students assisting in the repairs on the devices. For schools that have their own in-house Chromebook repair program, or those who are looking for assistance in launching a student ran repair depot for the deployed devices, WISE Certification is not only great training but an industry recognized credential that will stay with the student as they build their resume towards the future.
 
Contact Jeremy Willis for more information today.

Retailer Programs

Independent Repair Committee

The Independent Repair Committee was formed in June of 2021, bringing together WISE Certified independent providers together with Reverse Logistics Service Quality (RLSQ) members, the WISE Certification team, and its partners. All WISE Certified Repair Shop owners are welcome to join.

Leadership Team

If interested in learning more about the Leadership Team, contact Jeremy Willis for more information.

RLSQ

Collaborate on common shared challenges that help shape the future of our industry with our dedicated working groups. To join, please contact us at programs@wisecertification.com.

learn wise

If you are looking to obtain certification in your current field, seeking a new career, or looking at an entrepreneurial opportunity in device repair, WISE Certification provides the most comprehensive knowledge available in smartphone, tablet and Chromebook repair. Study materials are provided for Level 1 certification, it is self-guided and the test when you are ready, is taken online. For Level 2 certification, depending on your background and qualifications, we can provide you with the best guidance to obtain your Level 2 certification. This is a fast growing industry with exciting entry-level opportunities, learn more about WISE Certification today!

Teach WISE

Technicians for smartphones, tablets and Chromebooks are in high demand, and your school or workforce development programs can help individuals get the industry recognized credentials they need with WISE Certification. We offer curriculum that can be delivered in both short term accelerated programs, or spread out over the course of a longer deployment of education and training. Our focus is finding the best possible path together to achieve success in helping grow the mobile device technicians of tomorrow. Contact Jeremy Willis for more information today.

Repair FACILITIES REQUIREMENTS

Starting Point

Download our ASC Policies & Procedures pdf here.

Prepare for Authorization

Step 1 Prerequisites for Authorization:

The ASC Program requires that the facility be ISO 9001 compliant, and their line managers be WISE Certified. Recyclers are also required to be R2v3 or compliant with e-Stewards.

  • WISE Certification: Facility line managers shall be certified to the requested authorization level of the facility. If seeking Level 1 Authorization, line managers shall be Level 1 Certified. If seeking Level 2 Authorization, line managers shall be Level 2 Certified. Technicians can enroll in WISE Technician Certification by registering an account here. The cost for Level 1 Certification is $200/technician, and $300/technician for Level 2 Certification. If you need any assistance in getting your technicians started, contact us at programs@ctiacertification.org.

Step 2 ASC Audit:

At your convenience, please reach out to programs@ctiacertification.org to coordinate with an approved and authorized auditor.

Before the day of the audit, you will need to provide the following:

  • Requested authorization level (Level 1 or Level 2)
  • Proof of ISO 9001 accreditation, 2015 version or later
  • Proof of R2 certification (Recyclers ONLY)
  • Company overview, including experience with servicing wireless devices
  • Overview of facilities/sites involved with the application for CTIA Certification ASC authorization
  • Organizational chart of location(s) being audited
  • Nonconformance findings and CAPA plan from recent audits

Repair Facilities
Get Authorized

Getting Authorized

WISE Authorized Service Centers (ASC) demonstrate a commitment to excellence that aligns with the standards set forth by the Policies and Procedures for WISE Authorized Service Centers. This document defines the facility requirements and processes to become a WISE ASC for the repair, refurbishment, and remanufacturing of wireless devices.

More Information

For more information on WISE ASCs, contact us at programs@wisecertification.com.

Service Center Directory Search

Find a WISE Authorized Service Center here.

RETAILERS Get Authorized

Who Should Be Authorized?

Device Repair Retailers, Kiosks, On-Demand Vehicles, and more who meet the requirements outlined in the Authorized Service Provider Certification Program Document.

Why Be Authorized?

To differentiate your business and demonstrate your commitment to quality.

How to Get Authorized?

Click the Learn More button below for guidance on certification.

Authorized Service Provider Fee $400

The fee is $400 per location or vehicle. Each location and/or vehicle will renew annually for $400.

Why WISE

Who Developed the Program?

The short answer – the wireless industry. WISE Certification is a collaborative effort across wireless carriers, device manufacturers, insurance companies, independent repair shops, and leaders in reverse logistics.

What is WISE Certification?

WISE stands for Wireless Industry Service Excellence. It is the industry recognized standard for retailers and technicians performing phone repair. As a WISE Certified service provider, we are committed to delivering a consistent and reliable repair experience.

Why is this Important?

The truth is repairing your phone is personal. You deserve a reliable and trusted professional to make sure your most valued asset is repaired with industry recognized standards. Our hope is that this WISE Certified Provider location gives you peace of mind as you hand over your phone for repair.

The Standard You Can Depend On

WISE Certification is proud to provide you with the highest quality of device repair service in the industry. Look for this sign on the repair store for the confidence you deserve with your most trusted possession. Thank you for trusting us with your phone today!

Your Trusted Phone Repair Technicians

Smartphones continue to be the remote control to our lives keeping the world connected. When devices are not operating reliably, anxiety sets in quickly! When seeking repair services at a WISE Authorized Service Provider, consumers can be more confident their technician has met the requirements established by wireless industry subject matter experts. Consumers should rest assured data is handled with best practices, and basic safety protocols are followed. Certified repairs should be performed with the highest of quality industry recognized standards.

WISE CHROMEBOOK CERTIFICATION

Who Should Be Certified?

Chromebook Certification is recommended for technicians at retail, repair depots and on a school campus performing Chromebook repair services, IT professionals managing fleets of Chromebook for enterprise and educational institutions, and others engaged in repairs within a K-12 depot program. Anyone wanting to advance your skills, or add to your other WISE Certifications. 

Why Be Certified?

This comprehensive certification program aims to equip technicians with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the fast-evolving world of Chromebook technology.

Online Knowledge Exam

To pursue designation as a “WISE Specialist Level 1 for Chromebooks,” enroll in the WISE Level 1 Knowledge Exam for Chromebook Repair.

WISE Chromebook Certification Fee $150

WISE LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATION

Who Should Be Certified?

Anyone wanting to grow their technical skillset in device repair.

Why Be Certified?

WISE Level 2 certification is a great way to advance your career in the industry. You will be qualified to repair common device issues and restore device to working condition.

Hands-on Exam

Become a qualified repair technician through our WISE hands-on exam. Select a WISE Authorized Training Administrator or become certified through your employer.

Test Out Exam

The WISE Level 2 Test Out allows experienced technicians to bypass the program’s hands-on testing requirements by assessing a technician’s practical skills and knowledge, providing an opportunity for experienced technicians to demonstrate their proficiency without undergoing the full Level 2 hands-on training. Level 2 Certification is only available to technicians who have successfully passed the WISE Level 1 Knowledge Exam.

To enroll, please visit our
WISE Platform, select Course Catalog, and click the course titled WISE Level 2 Certification Test Out.

Register Today

Are you looking for device repair training from experts in the industry? Are you an independent technician looking to step up your certification to Level 2?

WISE LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION

Who Should Be Certified?

Anyone wanting to grow their skills in device repair. You’ll get all the basic knowledge of best practices and device safety protocols for smartphones and tablets.  

Why Be Certified?

This certification is a great first step into device repair, a bonus for customer-facing, non-technical staff in repair shops, and more!

Online Knowledge Exam

Level 1 WISE Certified Technicians are considered qualified to perform diagnostics or repair common device issues without opening the device.

Register Today

Once registered, you will have access to the exam study guide and the online exam. You must pass the exam with a score of 70 percent or greater within two attempts to earn Level 1 certification, and will then become eligible to enroll in a hands-on training session to seek Level 2 technician certification.

WISE Level 1 Certification Fee $200

Certification is valid for 2 years upon technician certification anniversary date. Re-certification fee for WISE Level 1 is $200.