Designer Job Description:
The CEDIA Certified Professional Designer certification is for an individual who communicates with clients and design and installation professionals. Also, a certified designer selects the appropriate products and materials to design individual (integrated) residential systems (including alarm, telephone, cable television, satellite television, data, audio, video, home theatre, HVAC, and lighting control). This person has at least five years of related field experience prior to taking the examination. Major content areas covered by the examination are as follows:
Designer Exam Content:
Major content areas covered by the examination are as follows:
- Needs analysis (project evaluation, installation criteria, budgets, contractor management, client relationships)
- Design documentation (generating equipment detail, generating facilities plans, creating wire schedules, block diagrams, schematics, drawings)
- Project design (understanding needs analysis, using contractors, developing programming, overseeing projects)
- Design management (orders, technology, prototypes, mockups, communication, validating system performance)
Reviewing for the Exam:
After you have completed the Designer Pre-test Assessment and identified your areas of strength and weakness, use the Job Task Analysis (JTA) to determine the CEDIA University’s Instructor-led and archived e-Learning webinars that address your areas of weakness.
Register now to take this exam online at a proctored testing facility.
CEDIA Electronic Systems Technical Reference Manual, Second Edition
The CEDIA Technical Reference Manual is the single most comprehensive guide to the world of residential electronic systems.Each chapter addresses a specific area of the industry and presents the information in a clear, concise manner. The Second Edition includes important revisions and updates, as well as all-new material on HDMI and Troubleshooting. It is fully aligned with the most recent Recommended Practice and white paper documents. This book is a must-have for all technicians and designers, and every company involved in the industry should have one on the shelf for reference. It’s a great resource for anyone pursuing CEDIA certification, and can be used as a textbook for training which leads to a career selling, designing, or installing technology in the home
View the table of contents of the Electronic Systems Technical Reference Manual, Second Edition.
Price: $99 for CEDIA Members / $149 for non-members
To order your copy of the CEDIA Electronic Systems Technical Reference Manual, please visit the CEDIA Marketplace and click on CEDIA Publications.
Requirements for Maintaining Your Designer Certification:
The Designer certification is awarded for a 36 month period. To maintain the active status as a Designer prior to the conclusion of the 36 month cycle, certificants must be able to provide documentation of completion of at least 30 contact clock hours of continuing education units (CEUs) approved by the Certification Action Team.
- Of the required 30 CEUs, no more than 15 credits may be obtained via Manufacturer Product Training (MPT). A minimum of 15 credits must be obtained via CEDIA University instructor led or online training.
Certificants who do not have the required CEUs must take and pass the exam within 12 months prior to the expiration date to be eligible to maintain their certification for an additional 36 months.
If an individual becomes certified at a higher level before their expiration date, any previously earned CEUs will not count towards maintaining that higher level certification. In other words, the clock starts over when a new level of certification is achieved; all expiration dates align with that of the most recent certification.
Guidelines for Communicating Your Status:
An individual who passes the Designer exam will attain the status of “CEDIA Certified Professional, Designer.” If desired, the individual may use the abbreviated version of “Individual’s Name, CCP Designer on his or her business cards, letterhead or other documentation.
Professional Certification is granted to an individual; therefore, he or she, not the company, retains the credential as long as he or she maintains the CEU required for CCP Designer. In marketing materials and other documentation, companies are allowed to identify that they have CEDIA Certified Professionals on staff; however, materials should not indicate that the company is “CEDIA Certified.”