Typical Experience

1 year or less


None, but candidates must agree to the terms and conditions listed in the CEDIA Certification Code of Conduct.


$150 - CEDIA Member, $200 - Non-Member
Beta exam cost - $50 / £38.05 for Members & Non-members

 Exam Length

2 hours, 120 items (Beta Exam is 3 hours, 180 items)

 Certification Length

3 Years


Submit renewal application, $40 fee, & code of conduct agreement

Attend approved 3-hour CIT Renewal & Update Course and pass post-course knowledge assessment

The CIT Beta Exam is now live for registration. All Beta Exams must be taken between November 5 and December 31, 2020. The Beta Exam is available at the discounted cost of $50 / £38.05.

Note: You must have CEDIA login credentials before purchasing a voucher.


This certification represents a technician whose primary task is to perform basic infrastructure wiring for low-voltage technology systems in a residential or commercial setting. Certified technicians are able to use proper tools and techniques, follow instructions per project documentation, and operate in a safe and professional manner on the jobsite. They understand the basic function of wiring and termination components being installed and are aware of common equipment and systems applications which they may assist with mounting and installing during later phases of a project. While these individuals typically work under supervision, this certification indicates to employers that they are jobsite ready, can work billable hours performing cabling and installation support, and have foundational knowledge to support additional training on equipment and technology systems.

Please view the full CIT Exam Blueprint for the complete list of knowledge and skills covered.

Who should take the CIT exam?

Brand new and early-career technicians are highly encouraged to participate as this certification is especially for them. Experienced technicians are also encouraged to participate as the CIT is a pre-requisite for future higher certifications with the new intermediate-level IST Certification coming next in Spring 2021. Experienced and currently certified technicians are also in a good position to provide valuable feedback on the exam, even if their knowledge level exceeds that of the target audience. The beta test is highly discounted and current active ESC, and ESC-T receive additional special pricing. Please reference the transition chart for details.

How do I prepare for the exam?

Please reference the CIT Handbook for a complete description of the certification and all related testing and certification policies. There is a free practice exam (one version with answers provided and one without) you can take to sample what types question are covered and get a feel for your level of preparedness. The CEDIA Certification Commission does not require specific training to take exam or endorse any specific exam preparation product. All CEDIA training courses are developed independently form the Certification Commission. Listed below are resources that address the content outlined in the blueprint and are examples of pathways some candidates follow to certification:

How do I take the exam?

  1. Purchase voucher. Use the link below to purchase a voucher or multiple vouchers for the exam. You will receive and email with the voucher, voucher redemption link and instructions.
  2. Redeem voucher and complete application form. This step must be completed by the person taking the exam. Upon hitting submit on the voucher redemption page the candidate will complete the application and code of conduct agreement form.
  3. Schedule exam with Kryterion using their Webassessor platform. The testing slots fill up many days in advance so please schedule your exam as soon as possible to get your desired time. All exams must be completed by December 31. After your application has been accepted by CEDIA you will receive and email with a Kryterion voucher, instructions and link to Webassessor. There you can select your method of exam and schedule a specific time. You have two options or testing:

    1. Kryterion’s Remote Online Proctoring SystemClick here for details about you can take the exam from your own home our business. CEDIA recommends using this option for the most flexible scheduling, convenience and security during COVID-19.
    2. Kryterion’s Local Test Centers – There are 1000+ locations around the globe and you can browse to locate one near you. About 60% of these test centers are temporarily closed due to COVID-19 and locations may close unexpectedly due to local restrictions.

  4. Take the exam. Regardless of your method you must complete the beta exam by December 31. The exam has 180 multiple-choice questions and you are allowed 3 hours.

Note: You must have CEDIA login credentials before purchasing a voucher.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
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Principios Básicos de la Instalación Eléctrica/Cableado

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
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Jobsite Basics