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CEDIA Certified Technician (ESC-T) Renewal Exam


Persons holding an ESC-T certification have the option to take a 50-question “refresher” exam instead of earning CEUs. This exam is available from 6 months before until 6 months after the original certification’s expiration date.

The exam will have a sampling of standard questions from the JTA knowledge domains and at least 10 questions representing new technologies, concepts, or standards from the last 1-2 years.

The time limit is one hour, and the passing rate is 70%. The renewal exam is currently only available for holders of the ESC-T credential, but ESC-N and ESC-D renewal exams are in development.

Online Proctored Exams


Persons taking the renewal exam are eligible to take their exam online from their own computer. These exams are proctored live by CEDIA’s testing partner, Kryterion, and make use of the candidate’s webcam and microphone.

This proctoring service is available 24/7. Candidates will log into their Webassessor account to download the necessary Sentinel software, create their biometric profile, and schedule a time. To get started, first purchase the exam through cedia.net, and CEDIA staff will verify that a candidate is eligible to take the exam online and provide them with a voucher.

Standard testing policies apply to online exams. More information and specific hardwire requirements can be found on the Kryterion Online Proctoring Support Page and in the Online Test Taker Manual.


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