Establishing clear, objective standards for the required knowledge of electronics systems, CEDIA professional certification will deliver a range of benefits to individuals, consumers, and manufacturers.
Introduced in 2003, CEDIA certification establishes clear, objective standards for knowledge in residential electronic systems design and installation.
Currently, CEDIA has the following levels of certification:
Est2 - intended for technical staff who are being supervised
Est3 - intended for technical team leaders and advanced installers
Designer level 1 - intended for designers of integrated residential systems
Home cinema design specialist - a specialist exam held over two days that is intended for experienced designers of high performance home cinemas. It is a requirement that candidates have already passed designer level 1 and that they also pass an online pre-test in order to register for the home cinema design specialist exam.
CEDIA certified status is recognised throughout the industry, and increasingly by construction professionals, as the established mark of quality and expertise within the residential custom installation sector.
Through CEDIA certification, installers now have a benchmark in their industry against which to measure themselves. Being a CEDIA certified electronic systems professional lends even more prestige to an individual and the CEU (continuing education units) programme offers further career development opportunities as well as give credibility to your company in the eyes of the consumer and design professionals.
The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) is an international trade association of companies that specialise in planning and installing electronic systems for the home. These systems include home networking, home automation and communication systems, media rooms, single or multi-room entertainment systems, and integrated whole-house subsystems providing lighting control, security, and HVAC systems.
CEDIA provides top-ranked educational conferences, industry professional training, and certification focused on the installation and integration of residential electronic systems that consumers use to enhance their lifestyles. One of CEDIA’s key missions and driving forces is public policy representation. CEDIA’s public policy efforts are designed to support CEDIA members and ensure that their abilities to own and operate their businesses are not impeded.
CEDIA allows you to obtain referrals to find qualified, reputable and insured design and installation contractors to help you with your project. Hiring a CEDIA Certified professional gives you peace of mind and the finest in custom electronic design and installation.