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What Benefits do CEDIA Members REALLY Get?: A Deep Dive Series

Rachel Tindall | Jun 02, 2023

CEDIA has been around for more than 30 years. In that time, membership has grown and evolved. The smart home technology industry is booming, and technological innovation continues to skyrocket – especially in the home.  

In 2022, CEDIA established a clear mission and new pillars by which it serves its members. It also determined to use the phrase “smart home.” This term, known among the general public, will help build awareness of CEDIA with allied trades in a way that’s familiar to them. The subtle, descriptive change allows CEDIA to be a link between consumers, allied trades, and CEDIA members. It also helps people understand the significance of industry recognition such as CEDIA Smart Home Awards finalists and winners. 

CEDIA’s mission is “To connect, empower, and champion home technology professionals and businesses that enrich our lives.” 

The pillars, or ACE as they’re often referred to, are Advocacy, Connection, and Education.  

The big question is this: What does all of this have to do with you? What do CEDIA members really get from being a member of this organization? 

In this deep dive series, we’ll lay out all the benefits members have access to – some you knew about and some you probably didn’t! One thing resonates throughout the benefits: CEDIA membership gives you access to a community of like-minded people. 

This overview is meant to be a starting point.  

It lists all the current member benefits. As the series develops, we’ll be linking articles to the individual benefits so you can read more about each in depth. Although there’s more information on the website, this will be an essential “one stop shop” to find out more for yourself or others who may be interested in knowing what membership is all about! 

CEDIA Member Benefits  

Advocacy  

  • U.S. Grassroots Legislative Network & CEDIA representation at the state and federal levels  

  • State Captains 

  • Global championing of industry members 

  • US & Canadian licensing directory - state by state list of licensing requirements 

  • Workforce Development 

  • NextGen career development toolkit 

  • Academic Partnerships 

  • Apprenticeships in UK 

  •  Industry Relations including the CEDIA Outreach Instructor (COI) program 

Connection Opportunities 

  • Home Tech Pro magazine 

  • Member Newsletter 

  • Tech Summits (An opportunity to connect with brands and manufacturers locally) 

  • Tech Summit sponsorship opportunities (trade suppliers & manufacturers) 

  • Member pricing on events  

  • Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 

  • Expo discounts + early housing opportunities 

  • Discounted Awards Program tickets 

Education 

  • Globally recognized certification 

  • CEDIA Academy  

  • Courses & Pathways discounted for members  

  • Discounted textbooks  

  • Free access to white papers  

  • Free online content 

  • Online Events 

  • WiCT Webinars 

  • Podcasts 

  • Exclusive industry standards content 

Research & Business Resources 

  • Free access to market research 

  • Able to List Your Business in CEDIA’s Find an Integrator Tool 

  • Hands-on business resources 

  • Leslie Shiner’s business toolkit 

  • Eligible to accredit training (trade suppliers only) 

  • CV/Resume posting in CEDIA Career Center – free for everyone  

  • 3rd Party & Membership Discounts  

  • Insurance  

  • Member to member savings 

  • Job postings in the Career Center are discounted for members 

  • The Cinema Designer (TCD) 2.0  

Recognition  

  • Awards program – integrators, manufacturers, and trade suppliers of all different levels 

  • Listed in online membership directory 

  • Advanced Member + Member of Excellence Program  

  • Opportunities to be interviewed for CEDIA publications 

Volunteering 

  • CEDIA Volunteer Groups  

  • Working Groups

  • Taskforces

  • Participate in setting industry standards  

  • Advocacy state captains