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.