A CEDIA certification is an industry-recognised credential that reflects a defined area of expertise in home technology.
Earning and retaining certification allows home integrators to demonstrate that they have completed the required study and field experience to master a particular skill-set and body of knowledge.
AT ISE 2018, attendees had the opportunity to take the three main advanced certifications available – Electronic Systems Certified Technician (ESC-T), Electronic Systems Certified Designer (ESC-D), and Electronic Systems Certified Networking Specialist (ESC-N).
CEDIA Electronic Systems Certified Technician (ESC-T)
Rough-in, trim-out, integrated control systems, retrofit, system verification and testing. If we are speaking your language with this list, you may be ready to sit for the CEDIA Electronic Systems Certified Technician (ESC-T) Exam.
Qualified electronic systems technicians have experience in a wide variety of installation tasks, including troubleshooting and data communications. Most electronic systems technicians with this skill-set have between one and three years of electronic systems training.
CEDIA Electronic Systems Certified Designer (ESC-D)
Selecting products, creating schematics and drawings, forming budgets, and developing programming are just some of the everyday tasks carried out by 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. Most electronic systems designers who sit for the exam have a minimum of five years’ experience.
CEDIA Electronic Systems Certified Networking Specialist (ESC-N)
Demonstrate the mastery of design, installation and configuration of the home network. Virtually all technologies in the home are becoming part of the home network. Those who have mastered the fundamentals of residential networking, including infrastructure, design, and configuration, should consider taking the CEDIA Electronic Systems Certified Networking Specialist (ESC-N) exam.
Electronic systems 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.
CEDIA recommends passing the ESC-T exam and having at least two years’ networking experience in the residential field before taking the ESC-N exam.