The CEDIA Outreach Instructor (COI) program enables members to provide continuing education to their local design and build industry partners, helping establish vital business-to-business networking contacts and raising the awareness of CEDIA, its members, and the home technology industry.

After completing the training, CEDIA Outreach instructors can access a library of content to deliver to their local design and build partners. 

Top five reasons to engage your local design and build community:

  • Great Prospecting Tool

  • Raise Industry Awareness

  • Build Lasting Relationships

  • Continue the Conversation

  • Join a Commmunity

  • Drive Future Direction


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Hear what our COIs think:

  • Bhavesh Doshi, CIT, IST, ESC-N

    Founder Entelechy Systems
    By getting certified on the ISO accredited CIT, I'm not only able to bring proficiency to the integration in my company, but also help in establishing the credibility of my company. CEDIA have helped us to become one of the most reputable Indian integration compnies.
  • Pedro Phinn

    The reason I came to the training was basically to get the information that I need to start my own business in this sector, and essentially operate at a professional level. I'm an advocate and passionate about new and emerging technology - I like to piece information together - and so to be in an environment where you are actually applying this in a practical way, I found quite useful. The Boot Camp was fantastic as a taster, to give you an overview of the information that you will need to consider to operate at a professional level. What excites me about this industry is that it's still new, and it's plain to see that as we go forward, we are becoming ever more reliant on technology, and so it's having a bigger placement in the home. [In reference to Boot Camp attendees] We are becoming new engineers for this sector and for me that's really positive and exciting.
  • Thomas Winters, CIT

    Smart Spark Solutions

    I thought the course was great, really informative and Geoff the trainer was absolutely amazing. Incredibly knowledgeable on all topics concerned with the course and just a really friendly, enthusiastic trainer who brought a ton of energy to each day of the training so my thanks to Geoff for making the whole experience a fun one! 

  • Shaun O'Connor

    I've come on this course because in the past few years we have been seeing more projects where clients have asked for smart home integration services that we haven't been able to offer. So far, during the 2 weeks that I have been here, I've really enjoyed getting hands on with certain hardware and seeing how the theory we have learnt in the classroom is actually put into practice in real life. When we learned about Home Cinema, we actually put speakers into place and learned how positioning affects the sounds the end user will get.

See Upcoming Course Dates

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

US CEDIA Outreach Instructor (COI) Training

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CEDIA Outreach Instructor (COI) FAQs

  • What is the mission of the CEDIA Outreach Instructor (COI) Program?

  • Why should I become a COI?

  • What are the requirements to become a COI?

  • How do I maintain my COI credential?

  • Do I need to complete any pre-work or prerequisites before taking the “Train the Trainer” class?

  • Does becoming a COI affect my other CEDIA certifications?

  • Which industry associations recognize the COI courseware?

  • What format is the courseware provided in?

  • As a COI, would I charge my industry partners for classes?

  • Can I offer the COI courses as online learning?

  • What if I have additional questions?

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