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Industry Pulse
CEDIA Certification Earns 3rd-Party Accreditation
CEDIA HAS announced
that its Integrated Systems
Technician (IST) certification
has earned third-party
accreditation certification in
accordance with the global
ISO/IEC 17024:2012, General
Requirements for Bodies
Operating Certification of
Persons.
The IST certification joins
the Cabling and Infrastructure
Technician (CIT) as CEDIA's
second ISO/IEC 17024-accredited
standard. Together,
the two certifications represent
a globally recognized
career path for residential
technology integrators.
" Certification is where
CEDIA's advocacy and workforce
development efforts
meet, " says David Whitney,
senior director of certification
at CEDIA. " As these
globally accredited certifications
gain adoption and
recognition, we strengthen
the position of the whole
smart home industry. "
CEDIA's ISO/IEC 17024
accredited certifications
demonstrate to other trades,
customers, and lawmakers
that the custom integration
industry is a clearly defined
profession with rigorous,
widely accepted criteria for
competency. The conformance
process was overseen
by the ANSI National
Accreditation Board (ANAB),
a wholly-owned subsidiary of
the American National Standards
Institute (ANSI).
CEDIA created the IST
certification to be both
rigorous and accessible.
Industry veterans who hold
CEDIA's earlier ESC-T certification
will have a pathway to
transition to the accredited
IST certification without retesting.
CEDIA also provides
a wide range of preparation
resources for new certification
candidates.
" You really have to know
your stuff to pass this exam, "
comments Pete Trauth, CIT,
IST-SME, founder of Nirvana
Home Entertainment. " There
are thousands of residenThe
IST certification
joins the Cabling and
Infrastructure Technician
(CIT) as the association's
accredited standards.
tial systems integrators out
there. Only a handful is IST
certified. This certification
gives homeowners a tangible
metric to use when comparing
integrators. "
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