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.

Smart Home Automation Certification

CEDIA offers four credentials that demonstrate competence in the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver outstanding technology systems. Certifications are held by the individual who must pass a proctored exam, commit to a code of ethics and maintain proficiency through ongoing learning.

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Smart Home Certifications

Advance your career, build your team, and showcase your company’s expertise by earning one or more of CEDIA’s globally- recognised smart home certifications. CEDIA offers four credentials or certifications that demonstrate competence in the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver outstanding home automation technology systems.  

CEDIA certifications are designed and built by integrators to recognize smart home technicians with proven competence and a commitment to professionalism. Certifications are held by the individual who must pass a proctored exam, commit to a code of ethics and maintain proficiency through ongoing learning. Each certification covers a defined area of knowledge and skills, are valid for three years and can be renewed with ongoing professional development activities. 

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Why Get Smart Home Certified?

Join the community of smart home professionals who are not only passionate about their work but have taken the next step to demonstrate their expertise and commitment to professionalism. CEDIA smart home certifications are brand-neutral and designed by fellow integrators to provide meaningful recognition for technicians at all stages of their career. 

Home Automation Industry Credibility

Show clients, peers, partners, and employers that you have a proven level of skill and knowledge, making you and your company more credible.

Smart Home Career Development

Progress your career opportunities and earnings potential by proving that you are worth it.

Home Automation Industry Differentiation

Stand apart from your competition, use certification to support your brand and professional values.

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Cabling & Infrastructure Technician (CIT) Certification

Cabling & Infrastructure Technician (CIT) Certification

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.

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Integrated Systems Technician (IST) Certification

This certification represents a technician who can work independently to perform all functions related to the pre-wire (First Fix) and trim-out (Second Fix) phases of a project including troubleshooting common errors and verifying system functionality. Certified technicians follow best practices to properly mount and install a wide range of home technology equipment in racks and throughout a residence.

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Networking Specialist (ESC-N) Certification

If you think you’ve mastered the fundamentals of residential networking, including infrastructure, design, and configuration, then consider taking the CEDIA Electronic Systems Certified Networking Specialist (ESC-N) exam.

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Designer Specialist (ESC-D) Certification

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

ESC-D Certified individuals bridge the gap between the client and the installation professionals, focusing on the overall system design and project completion. 

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"CEDIA is the only trade organisation for the industry ensuring that existing standards are being maintained or, improved. CEDIA is actively setting guidelines to ensure the industry as a whole is upholding their responsibilities to homeowners and stakeholders alike. Undertaking the IST was a no-brainer. It has enabled me to be so much more confident in my understanding and knowledge of the systems available and how to execute their installation in accordance with their protocols.”

Nathan Cole, CIT, IST

AV Engineer and Installer at Honos Integrated Solutions

"One of the biggest benefits to CEDIA Certification is professional development. Technology is ever evolving, and it’s important to know that you’re staying on top of changes in the market. Certification also proves to your clients that you’re fully capable of carrying out work at their property and are competent in what you say you can do. These certifications ensure anyone wishing to work in this industry learns how to do things the correct way."

Mike Ranpura, CIT-SME, IST-SME, ESC-N

Director at Smart Life AV Ltd.

“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

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