Government Affairs

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.

Integrated Systems Technician (IST) Certification

Certification | IST

Integrated Systems Technician (IST) Certification

Experienced technicians with the passion and smart home savvy to install and maintain outstanding technology systems.

Become IST Certified

"Being CEDIA Certified adds weight and authority to what you're saying when talking with other qualified professionals on build projects. It's a point of difference between you and most of your competitors."

Owen Maddock, IST

Managing Director, CinemaWorks, United Kingdom

Want to get started on your path to IST certification?

Preparing for the IST Exam 

Start by reviewing the exam blueprint to assess your familiarity with the content. Some individuals may feel ready to take the IST test right away, while 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. 

No specific training is required to sit for the exam, and candidates may choose to utilise a variety of methods to prepare including internal training or on-the-job experience. 

IST Practice Test 

CEDIA has created a free practice test with 50+ sample IST questions that candidates can use to simulate an exam environment. These questions are not used on the official exam, and it is not intended to be exhaustive. Practise test results aim to be helpful in revealing areas that may need further study and they should not be seen as a guarantee of similar results on the exam. There are 2 versions of the same test. 

  • Practice Test Option 1 – No answers provided. Results are displayed by domain. 
  • Practice Test Option 2 – Answers are provided after each question at the end of the exam where results are also displayed by domain. 

Taking the IST Exam 

You will first need to submit an application form along with the exam fee. This form must be filled out by the person actually taking the exam. There is also an option to buy a transferable IST exam voucher and then forward that code to the person taking the exam so that they can complete the form themselves. 

After the form has been reviewed by CEDIA and you have created your Webasessor account you will have two options for taking the IST exam are:  

  • Option 1: Remote Online Proctoring – Take the exam from the convenience of your own home or business. Learn more about this option in the IST Candidate Handbook and from the Kryterion Support Page
  • Option 2: At Kryterion’s Local Test Centres – There are 1,000+ global test centres and you can browse to locate one near you. 

IST Certification Costs

  • For CEDIA Members the IST certification costs $200 USD / £170

  • Non-members  $300 USD / £250 

  • Retest - $125 USD / £100 

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Advance Your Career with IST Certification

Join the global community of certified smart home professionals who have proven their skills and arepassionate about delivering outstanding service and technology systems for their clients.

Get IST Certified