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CEDIA Certification

CEDIA Certification is a set of four credentials that reflect defined areas of knowledge in the home technology industry.

Electronic Systems Certified (ESC) is a general certification which covers the industry at large, while Electronic Systems Certified Technician (ESC-T), Electronic Systems Certified Designer (ESC-D), and Electronic Systems Certified Networking Specialist (ESC-N) are more specialized and advanced.

Earning and retaining certification allows you to demonstrate that you have completed the required study and field experience to master a particular skillset and body of knowledge.

Certifications are held by the individual; you earn the certification, and you carry it with you as you continue your career.

Available Certifications:

  • The ESC (formerly Gateway) Certification is for individuals who work in the residential electronics industry and want to broaden their knowledge in all aspects of the residential channel. Candidates may be students or career-changers entering the industry, or current industry professionals seeking a foundational credential.

  • The ESC-T (formerly Electronic Systems Technician EST II) is well versed in all rough-in and trim-out tasks as well as retrofit installation, component installation and troubleshooting. This certification covers the technical expertise that forms the foundation of the residential systems industry.

  • The ESC-D (formerly Electronic Systems Designer) is an individual who communicates with clients as well as design and installation professionals. This person selects the appropriate products and materials to be used in integrated residential systems, including alarm, telephone, data, audio, video, home theater, HVAC, and lighting control.

  • The ESC-N (formerly Residential Networking Specialist) is an individual who has mastery of designing, installing and configuring a network in the home. 
Not sure how to get started on your journey toward CEDIA Certification? View our 6-Step Guide to Preparing for CEDIA Certification.

Learning Options

Publications & Resources
CEDIA’s Technical Reference Manual and Fundamentals of Residential Electronic Systems books are comprehensive resources for you whole company and excellent study guides for certification. Additionally, browse reference documents, standards, white papers, course participant guides, and more in our Resource Catalog.

Online Training
eCourses, lessons, webinars, and more are available in the CEDIA Training Catalog.

In-Person Training
Instructor-led classes provide a unique opportunity for interaction and hands-on learning. View our Training Events Calendar.

CEDIA Member Benefits

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CEDIA members have access to exclusive savings, programs, and offerings designed to benefit their businesses. Power your passion with CEDIA membership. 

Online Training

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Get the training you need in a way that fits your schedule and budget with CEDIA's online training options. Offerings include live and pre-recorded webinars as well as interactive, self-paced eCourses and Lessons.


In-Person Training

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Gain essential skills and knowledge from experienced instructors.


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Browse CEDIA's extensive library of industry-specific resources, which cover both business and technical topics.

Boot Camps

Get an immersive learning experience with both hands-on and classroom training.

View Archived Webinars

Missed the live webinar? No worries! View our library of archived past webinars to learn at your convenience.


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