Advance your career, build your team, and showcase your company’s expertise by earning one or more of CEDIA’s globally- recognized smart home certifications.

CEDIA certifications are designed and built by integrators to recognize technicians with proven competence and a commitment to professionalism. Each certification is earned by passing an exam which covers a defined area of knowledge and skills. Certifications are valid for three years and can be renewed with ongoing professional development activities.

Additional resources, other testing options, and full certification program details can be found at cedia.net/certification.

This certification represents a technician whose primary task is to perform basic infrastructure wiring for low-voltage technology systems in a residential or commercial setting. Certified technicians can use proper tools and techniques, follow instructions per project documentation, and operate in a safe and professional manner on the jobsite. They understand the basic function of wiring and termination components being installed and are aware of common equipment and systems applications which they may assist with mounting and installing during later phases of a project.

Technicians of all experience levels will first need to earn the foundational CIT certification as it is a pre-requisite to the more advanced and comprehensive Integrated Systems Technician (IST) certification.

This certification represents a technician who can work independently to perform all functions related to the pre-wire (First Fix) and trim-out (Second Fix) phases of a project including troubleshooting common errors and verifying system functionality. Certified technicians follow best practices to properly mount and install a wide range of home technology equipment in racks and throughout a residence. They understand the basic concepts of how audio, video, and communication and control devices work, and perform the basic configuration of various integrated systems and equipment. This certification indicates to employers that a person has experience, possesses a broad range of essential technical skills, and is ready to pursue more specialized and advanced training on specific technology systems.

Demonstrate mastery of design, installation, and configuration of the home network. Virtually all technologies in the home are becoming part of the home network. If you think you’ve mastered the fundamentals of residential networking, including infrastructure, design, and configuration, then consider taking the CEDIA Electronic Systems Certified Networking Specialist (ESC-N) exam. Technicians who are prepared to take the ESC-N exam have experience with wireless home networking, including advanced networking techniques such as VLANS, QoS, and remote access. There are no prerequisites, but it is recommended that individuals have at least two years of experience in residential systems.

Selecting products, creating schematics and drawings, forming budgets, and developing programming. These are just some of the everyday tasks of an electronic systems designer. These individuals bridge the gap between the client and the installation professionals, focusing on the overall system design and project completion. Electronic systems designers who are ready to take the CEDIA Electronic Systems Certified Designer exam should be well-versed in design documentation, project design, needs analysis, and design management. There are no pre-requisites, but it is recommended that individuals have at least five years of relevant system design experience or hold an IST.

The CEDIA CIT and IST are accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) as having met the international standard for personnel certification bodies defined by the ISO/IEC 17024 standard.