CEDIA’s CIT certification accredited to global standard

CEDIA has announced that is has earned third-party accreditation of its Cabling & Infrastructure Technician (CIT) certification in accordance with the global ISO/IEC 17024:2012, General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons.

As CEDIA is headquartered in the US, its ISO/IEC 17024 conformance process was overseen by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), a wholly owned subsidiary of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

The accreditation is recognised worldwide as a mark of excellence that shows that the certificate holder has undergone a valid, fair and reliable assessment to verify that they have the necessary competences to practice. Similarly, CEDIA’s ANAB accreditation demonstrates the organisation’s competence as a certification body.

“We hope to inspire technology integrators to strive for greatness in their careers through certification,” said Daryl Friedman, CEDIA’s global president and CEO. “But in order to appropriately serve as that motivating voice for our members, we need to hold ourselves to the same standard. We believe our CIT Certification to be thoroughly constructed, relevant, and of high value to the industry. I thank the tremendous volunteers and professional staff on developing this globally recognised certification programme.”

The CIT certification was launched last January following an extensive development process with input from more than 500 industry professionals. Targeting those who are just entering the industry or embarking on the early stages of a career as a technician, the certification incorporates relevant knowledge and skills to perform basic infrastructure wiring for low-voltage technology systems in a residential or commercial setting.

This who pass can demonstrate that they have the necessary skills to perform cabling and installation support, as well as the foundational knowledge to support additional training on equipment and technology systems.

“We know that employers are looking for technicians who possess a solid foundation of knowledge and skills,” added CEDIA senior director of certification, David Whitney. “Our goal for CIT certification is to provide a standard benchmark of competence that can be recognised across the industry.

“Having third-party accreditation further solidifies the value of certification and puts us in a stronger position to communicate our professionalism with clients, business partners, and government bodies.”

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