CEDIA Certifications cover a range of knowledge and skills and are intended for professionals at different stages of their career. Learn about each certification and any applicable eligibility requirements to see what matches your current level and career goals.
Core Technician Certifications
Cabling & Infrastructure Technician (CIT)
The starting place for technical certification is the CIT which covers foundational elements of safety, tools, construction, infrastructure cabling, termination and equipment mounting basics. All other certifications build from this knowledge base.
Integrated System Technician (IST)
Once technicians have earned the CIT certification and have at least 1 year of work experience they are eligible to take the IST which is an intermediate-level certification. The IST covers a broad range of essential technical knowledge and skills that allow a technician to work independently on a job.
Both the CIT and IST are new certifications that will be launched in 2020 and replace the CEDIA ESC and ESC-T. Learn more about this transition to determine your best plan for certification.
Electronic Systems Certified Networking Specialist (ESC-N)
Residential technology systems rely on a robust, reliable network and the ESC-N is for experienced professionals who have expertise in this area. The ESC-N covers the design, configuration, installation and troubleshooting of wired and wireless networks.
Electronic Systems Certified Designer (ESC-D)
This is an advanced-level certification for individuals with a strong technical foundation and experience in needs analysis, documentation, specifying, project design and design management.