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Our mission is to influence public policy to protect CEDIA members, the electronics industry and consumers.

Workforce Development

The future of smart home technology depends not only on the technology, but on the people who are desigining and installing it. 

Standards & Best Practices

CEDIA is committed to producing ANSI accredited standards and best practices that ensure professionalism in the industry. 

Design & Build Outreach

The CEDIA Outreach Instructor (COI) program enables members to provide continuing education to their local industry partners. 

Market Intelligence

Improve your business through knowledge of the latest trends statistics in the smart home industry.

Events Calendar

Search the CEDIA Calendar to locate all the up and coming events, training, including boot camps, workshops and more. 

Tech + Business Summits

Introducing the new and improved CEDIA Tech + Business Summits—the latest in innovative new technology and world-class, business- and tech-centric education to help you achieve your goals.


CEDIA Expo brings together home tech pros and exhibitors to the leading global event for smart home technology. 

Integrated Systems Europe

ISE showcases the world's leading technology innovators and solutions providers of four days of inspiring conferences. 

Smart Home Awards

CEDIA's Smart Home Awards programs recognises the top projects, products and individuals in the smart home technology industry. 

CEDIA Academy

The CEDIA Academy is the leading online learning portal for all your home technology integration learning.

In-Person Training

Elevate your expertise in smart home technology with our in-person training sessions. Gain hands-on experience and practical knowledge.


CEDIA Certification is a set of credentials that reflect defined areas of knowledge in the Smart Home Technology industry. Certifications are held by the individual; you earn the certification, and you carry it with you as you continue your career.

White Papers

CEDIA white papers dive deep into applications, recommendations, and advice on a wide range of topics: from software and hardware to best practices, standards, and formats.

Tech + Business Summits

The CEDIA Tech + Business Summits are one-day events showcasing upcoming technology and future trends in the smart home industry.

Electronic Systems Designer Certification (ESC-D) | CEDIA

Electronic Systems Designer Certification - ESCD

Selecting products, creating schematics and drawings, forming budgets, and developing programming. These are just some of the everyday tasks of an integrated systems designer. 

Become ESC-D Certified

ESC-D Exam Description 

The ESC-D exam is 100 multiple choice questions and covers a broad range of topics as defined in the Exam Blueprint. Many questions are based on scenarios which require candidates to use their experience and apply their knowledge to select the best answer.  

A passing score of 74% is required to pass the exam and earn the ESC-D professional certification.  

Maintaining your ESC-D Certification 

CEDIA certified professionals are required to obtain 30 continuing education units (CEUs) in a three-year period to maintain their certification status. CEUs are provided through CEDIA training modules and approved CEU Providers. Please visit the Certification Portal for more details on managing your certifications.

ESC-D Exam Description 

“Gaining certifications shows a person's commitment to developing themselves and their career while also bringing value to them and their employers, along with recognition from other design and trade professionals who can now tell they are working alongside someone who takes their work seriously and professionally.”


Founder at Really Smart Homes

Preparing for the ESC-D Certification


When preparing to take your ESC-D exam, we recommend you start by reviewing the exam blueprint to assess your familiarity with the content. Some individuals may feel ready to take the test right away and others may want to pursue additional learning. Below are resources to consider: 

  • ANSI-J-STD-710: Audio, Video and Control Architectural Drawing Symbols (Free) 
  • CEDIA/CTA – RP22 Immersive Audio Design Recommended Practice (Free) 
  • CEDIA/CTA – CEB-23 Home Theater Recommended Practice: Video Design (Free) 
  • CEDIA/CTA – CEB-24 Home Theater Recommended Practice: HVAC (Free) 
  • CEDIA HDMI 2.1 White Paper 
  • Advanced Residential Electronic Systems textbook 

ESC-D Certification Practice Test 

The 55-question practice test provides examples of the types of questions on the ESC-D certification exam. Upon completion the test taker will see the results and receive an emailed score report. The practice is not designed to be comprehensive. 

  • Option 1: ESC-D Practice Test – Designed to simulate a test environment. Correct answers are not shown, and candidates receive a score report at the end which shows performance by domain.  
  • Option 2: ESC-D Practice Test – Correct answers are shown after each question is answered. The final results include a report that shows performance by domain. 

Taking the ESC-D Exam 

After purchasing the exam you will receive an email from CEDIA within 2 business days which includes exam instructions, a voucher and link to the Webassessor portal where you will schedule your exam time and date. There are two options to choose from: 

1. Remote Online Proctoring – take the ESC-D exam from the convenience of your own home or business. Learn more about this option in the Certification Portal and from the Kryterion Support page. 

2. Local Kryterion Test Centre – There are 1,000+ global test centres and you can browse to locate one near you. 

ESC-D Certification Cost 

  • CEDIA Member Exam Fee: $200 USD / £170 

  • Regular Exam Fee: $300 USD / £250 

  • Retest Fee: $125 USD / £100 

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Advance your career with CEDIA ESC-D certification

Add credibility and enhance your electronic systems designer knowledge to your everyday tasks with CEDIA certification.

Get ESC-D Certified