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This certification represents a technician whose primary task is to perform basic infrastructure wiring for low-voltage technology systems in a residential or commercial setting. Certified technicians are able to use proper tools and techniques, follow instructions per project documentation, and operate in a safe and professional manner on the jobsite.
They understand the basic function of wiring and termination components being installed and are aware of common equipment and systems applications which they may assist with mounting and installing during later phases of a project. While these individuals typically work under supervision, this certification indicates to employers that they are jobsite ready, can work billable hours performing cabling and installation support, and have foundational knowledge to support additional training on equipment and technology systems.Start Application
The CIT Certification is the ideal starting place for a technician wanting to pursue a career in installing and integrating technology systems in various settings. This certification is also for professionals in a wide range of related building and construction trades seeking to expand their skillset into low-voltage cabling for and basic equipment installation.
The CIT is a natural starting place for smart home technicians and represents a foundational level of certification in the industry. While many technicians earn and maintain this throughout their career, more experienced individuals are encouraged to earn the intermediate-level Integrated Systems Technician (IST) as it represents the full range of technology integration and installation skills. Starting December 1, 2023, technicians with over 3 years of experience will no longer have to earn the CIT as a prerequisite to take the IST.
The CEDIA Certified Cabling & Infrastructure Technician (CIT) is accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) as having met the international standard for personnel certification bodies defined by the ISO/IEC 17024 standard.
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CEDIA Member – $150 USD / £130
Non-member – $200 USD / £170
Retest - $125 USD / £100
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The exam is taken in a proctored environment where candidates have 2 hours to complete the 120 multiple choice questions. No study material is permitted.The passing score is 72% (87 out of 120 questions). It is a pass or fail exam, but candidates will receive a score report which shows their performance in each of the 6 domains according to the Exam Blueprint. For more detailed information about the exam please download the CIT Exam Guidance.
Start by reviewing the exam blueprint asses your familiarity with the content. Some individuals may feel ready to test right away, and others might want to pursue additional learning either as a refresher or a dedicated learning path.
CEDIA offers a textbook, online or in-person courses, practice tests and other additional resources. The CIT Exam Guidance document provides more information about and other important tips as you prepare for your exam.
No specific training is required to sit for the exam, and candidates may choose to utilize a variety of methods to prepare including internal training or on-the-job experience. If you need further guidance about options please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. You will first need to submit an application form along with the fee which is paid at the sametime. This form must be filled out by the person actually taking the exam. There is also an option to buy a transferable CIT exam voucher and then forward that code to the person taking the exam so that they can complete the form themselves.
2. After the form has been reviewed by CEDIA you will receive an email from CEDIA certification with instructions and a link to Kryterion’s Webassessor testing platform. You willneed to create a Webasessor account and can choose between two options for testing. A voucher will be provided to complete scheduling and exam registration process.
B. Kryterion’s Local Test Centers – There are 1,000+ global test centers and you can browse to locate one near you.
CEDIA has created a free practice test with 100+ sample CIT questions that candidates can use tosimulate an exam environment. No questions are used on the official exam, and it is not intended to be exhaustive. While results are helpful for revealing areas that might need study, they should not be seen as a guarantee of similar results on the exam. There are 2 versions of the same test.
The CIT is valid for 3 years and is renewed by completing the following:
1.Submit renewal application, $40 renewal fee and code of conduct agreement.
2.Complete an approved 3-hour “CIT Renewal Course”.
This can be taken during the 3rd year of certification and CEDIA currently offers an approved course free of charge.Unlike other certifications the CIT does not accumulate 30 CEUs as only the above-mentioned renewal course is needed. However, if a CIT holder also has other certifications, then they will need the 30 CEUs to renew those separately. Please visit the Certification Portal for more details on managing your certifications. Complete policies can be found in the CIT Handbook.
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