Benefits of Becoming CEDIA Certified
CEDIA Professional Certification was developed by a
dedicated team of industry experts from across the
nation. These professionals volunteered their time and technical
expertise to build a program that has set the proficiency standard
in an industry that once struggled to define itself.
The CEDIA Professional Certification program gives technicians and designers a platform on which to prove their skill and reputation across the board with employers, clients, and government bodies by providing employers a means for judging a potential employee’s skill, providing concrete credentials to present to clients, as well as defining the scope of our industry to signal to legislators that electronic systems contractors are capable of self-regulation.
CEDIA Professional Certification allows technicians and designers the chance to qualify and quantify what they know and demonstrate that they are committed to maintaining the highest quality standards for performance. Professional certification creates a path for career minded individuals who expect to reap the rewards from their efforts and expertise.
- I am entry level and have less than 1 year of experience:
- US Residents: ESPA Certified-EST®
- I have 1 or more years of installation experience:
- I am interested in pursuing the Residential Networking Specialist Credential
- I have more than 5 years of installation experience:
- I have more than 5 years of design experience:
Be sure to survey the outlines of exam content (the classification systems). These documents are posted for each certification on the corresponding page of our website.
Pre-test Assessments are available for the EST II, EST III (Advanced EST) and Designer Certification exams. The Pre-test Assessment will give you a score report broken down by exam domain (the exam sections which are presented in the outline of exam content). You will be able to see your current strengths and weaknesses. This tool will allow you to better determine your course of study and help you decide if you are prepared to take a certification exam.
CEDIA University offers classroom education throughout the year at various locations. Online education is also available through CEDIA University's Instructor-led and archived e-Learning webinars. CEDIA currently offers a classroom review for the ESPA Certified-EST® certification exam only.
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.
Exam costs: $250 members/$350 non-members.
Prices may vary depending on location of event.
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