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Radio frequency propagation survey (RFPS) technician

The initial RFPS course that explains the theory and practice of surveying.

Radio frequency propagation survey (RFPS) is the practice of measuring cellular and wifi radio transmissions and matching them against call data to help determine where a mobile phone or wifi-enabled device was located at a particular time.

This is the initial RFPS course that explains the theory and practice of surveying.


​To equip learners with the skills to plan and carry out RFPS surveys and to present findings both in an evidential report and in court.


​Learners who successfully complete the course will be able to:

  • describe the role and responsibilities of the RFPS technician
  • understand and explain network, cellular and wifi data principles
  • describe the process for planning a survey
  • demonstrate the practical use of tools in carrying out a survey
  • identify the steps taken to create a radio frequency survey report and demonstrate preparation and presentation of results 

Methods of delivery

​The course includes both theory and practical elements. The course is trainer-led and delivered to a maximum of eight delegates.

Key details


Knowledge of communications data and experience of using Microsoft Excel.

Practitioner group

​Officers and staff undertaking the role of RFPS technician within a dedicated unit or who have responsibilities for carrying out radio frequency surveys as part of their role


10 days.


Home Office forces (non-residential):

£2,716.50 (prices are valid from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021)

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