Experienced technicians with the passion and smart home savvy to install and maintain outstanding technology systems.Become IST Certified
CEDIA is proud to offer the new global standard of excellence for experienced technicians who want to stand out from the crowd, be recognized for their expertise and earn the respect of their clients, employers, and industry partners.
The CEDIA Certified Integrated System Technician (IST) was designed by integrators who believe that a truly successful technician is not only competent in a broad range of essential skills but is also committed to professional ethics and ongoing learning.
Starting December 1, 2023 technicians with over 3 years of direct work experience will no longer have to earn the CIT as a prerequisite to take the IST.Become IST Certified
The CEDIA Certified Integrated System Technician (IST) 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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The exam is taken in a proctored environment where candidates have 3 hours to complete the 150 multiple choice questions. No study material is permitted.The passing score is 70% (105 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.
All candidates must agree to the terms and conditions listed in the CEDIA Certification Code of Conduct.
Option 1: Certification + Experience
Option 2: Experience Only
Note: Retest policies vary based on eligibility option selected. See IST Handbook for full details.
At least one year of experience is required, but first-time earners frequently have a few years of experience. This certification is actively held by technicians throughout their career who maintain their knowledge and skill level by earning CEUs.
CEDIA has created a free practice test with 50+ sample IST questions that candidates can use to simulate 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.
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 arefresher or a dedicated learning path.
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.
A. 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. B. Kryterion’s Local Test Centers – There are 1,000+ global test centers and you can browse to locate one near you.
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