you have previously earned the CEDIA Designer certification and are more
than 6 months past your expiration date, you are eligible to retake the
current version of that certification exam (ESC-D) using your own computer at a time that
is convenient for you.
The exam will be proctored live via your
computer's webcam and microphone by CEDIA's test partner, Kryterion Global Testing
1. Register for the exam using the link to the
CEDIA will verify your past certification and email you a voucher
and link to the Webassessor testing portal.
2. Create a Webassessor login and set up your
biometric profile.This will involve downloading the Secure Sentinel software
and using it to take your picture. You will need a webcam (integrated or
detached), a microphone, a clean, quiet room, and an internet speed of at least
1Mbps. Download the Test
and visit Kryterion’s Online
Proctoring Support page for detailed system
requirements, instructional video and online chat support.
3. Schedule a test time. The online proctoring service is available 24/7. You
can use your Webassessor account to reschedule an exam and review results
afterwards. Keep in mind that cancelling or rescheduling your appointment with
less than 72 hours notice will incur an additional fee.
4. Take the exam.Login to your Webassessor account at
the scheduled time and hit "Launch". This will
open the Secure Sentinel software which will ask to verify your identity
again and start the test. During the exam this software will lockdown your screen so
that you are only able to see the test. The proctor (Located at Kryterion’s headquarters)
will be monitoring the test using your webcam and microphone. They
may ask you to pan the room with your camera and will issue alerts if any
suspicious behavior is detected. The proctor is also available for chat support. Each exam
session will be recorded and CEDIA will review any exam session as
The Electronic Systems Certified Designer (ESC-D) exam is 100
questions. A passing score of 74% is required to pass the exam and earn the
ESC-D professional certification.
CEDIA certified professionals are
required to obtain 30 continuing education units (CEUs) in a three-year period
to maintain their certification status. CEUs are provided through CEDIA
trainings and approved CEU Providers.
To receive credit for Manufacturer
training you have attended, please fill out the
CEU Petition Form for approval. Keep
track of your CEU status by reviewing your transcript. Log in to cedia.net and
select My CEDIA then My Training.