CEDIA’s CIT Certification Accredited to International Certification Standards
CEDIA’s infrastructure wiring certification earns accreditation to the globally recognized ISO/IEC 17024 Standard
FISHERS, Ind. (JANUARY 18, 2022) – CEDIA 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 an organization headquartered in the United States, CEDIA’s 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).
Accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17024 standard is recognized worldwide as a mark of excellence that demonstrates to employers, industry leaders, and allied trades that a certificate holder has undergone a valid, fair, and reliable assessment to verify that they have the necessary competencies to practice. Just as a technician’s attainment of the CIT certification demonstrates their competency, ANAB accreditation demonstrates CEDIA’s competence as a certification body.
“We hope to inspire technology integrators to strive for greatness in their careers through certification,” says CEDIA Global President and CEO Daryl Friedman. “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 recognized certification program.”
After an extensive development process, the CIT certification launched in Jan. 2021 with input from more than 500 industry professionals. The certification encompasses the knowledge and skills of a technician whose primary task is to perform basic infrastructure wiring for low-voltage technology systems in a residential or commercial setting. Individuals who earn a passing score indicate to their employers that they are jobsite ready, can work billable hours performing cabling and installation support, and have 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,” says CEDIA Senior Director of Certification David Whitney. “Our goal for CIT certification is to provide a standard benchmark of competence that can be recognized across the industry. Having third-party accreditation further solidifies the value of certification and puts us is in a stronger position to communicate our professionalism with clients, business partners, and government bodies.”
To find out more about CEDIA’s ISO/IEC 17024 accredited CIT Certification and other CEDIA Certifications, visit cedia.net/certification. For more information on ANAB ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation, please visit ansi.org.
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About CEDIA (Custom Electronics Design & Installation Association)
CEDIA® is the global industry association and central touch point for companies that design, manufacture, and integrate technology for the home. With a keen focus on education, workforce development, and industry standards, CEDIA continues to build on its more than 30-year legacy as the industry leader in delivering the resources that set members on a pathway to prosperity. CEDIA delivers market intelligence through proprietary research, fosters community within the channel, and cultivates awareness with industry partners, consumers, and connected stakeholders. CEDIA co-owns Integrated Systems Europe, the world’s largest AV and systems integration exhibition, and founded CEDIA Expo, the world’s largest annual residential technology show. Over 3,900 global CEDIA member companies deliver technology solutions that allow families to experience the best moments in life from the comfort of their own home. Learn more about CEDIA at www.cedia.net.
The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), a wholly owned subsidiary of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), is the largest multi-disciplinary ISO/IEC 17011 accreditation body in North America, with comprehensive signatory status across the multilateral recognition arrangements of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). The ANAB accreditation portfolio includes management systems certification bodies, calibration and testing labs, product certification bodies, personnel credentialing organizations, forensic test and calibration service providers, inspection bodies, police crime units, greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies, reference material producers, and proficiency test providers. For more information, visit www.anab.org.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity. Its membership is comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations.
The Institute represents and serves the diverse interests of more than 270,000 companies and organizations and 30 million professionals worldwide. ANSI is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). For more information, visit www.ansi.org.