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.

Residential Networking Specialist (ESC-N) Certification

Demonstrate mastery of design, installation, and configuration of the home network.

Become ESC-N Certified


The Electronic Systems Certification - Networking Specialist (ESC-N) exam is 100 questions. A passing score of 73% is required to pass the exam and earn the ESC-N professional 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 trainings and approved CEU Providers.

Please visit the Certification Portal for more details on managing your certifications. To view your transcript and add CEU activities, please go to My Education from within account.

"By getting certified, I'm able to bring proficiency and also help in establishing the credibility of my company. CEDIA have helped us to become one of the most reputable Indian integration companies."

Bhavesh Doshi, CIT, IST, ESC-N

Founder, Entelechy Systems, India

Want to get started on your path to ESC-N certification?


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: 

Practice Test 

The 40-question practice test provides examples of the types of questions on the exam. Upon completion, the test taker will see the results and receive an emailed score report. The results page may also be printed. 

  • Option 1: ESC-N Practice Test – Results aggregated by domain to simulate score report on the actual exam. 

  • Option 2: ESC-N Practice Test – Results include domain score and ability to review of each item showing the correct answer. 

Taking the ESC-N Exam 

After purchasing the exam you will receive an email from CEDIA within 2 business days which includes, instructions, a voucher and a 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 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

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


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

  • Regular Exam Fee: $300 USD / £250 

  • Retest Fee: $125 USD / £100 

Please contact CEDIA for emerging market prices. 

Emerging Market Prices

Advance your career with CEDIA ESC-N certification

In September 2024, CEDIA is launching an updated and expanded version of this certification based on a recent industry job task analysis survey. The initial launch will be September 1-30 as a discounted beta exam that can be taken globally online, at a Kryterion Test Center or in-person at CEDIA Expo. More information will be posted soon on this page or let us know below if you would like to receive a notification about how you can participate: 

Get ESC-N Certified