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 recognizes 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 expertize 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.

FCC Adopts ‘U.S. Cyber Trust Mark’ Program

Mon, Jun 3, 2024

2024 Legislative Sessions: Professional Smart Home Technology Industry Priorities

In the 2024 legislative sessions, CEDIA's Government Affairs Program focuses on safeguarding the professional smart home technology industry. Efforts include monitoring and lobbying on licensing legislation, ensuring exemptions reflect current and future integrator work.

Mon, Apr 15, 2024

FCC Adopts ‘U.S. Cyber Trust Mark’ Program

On March 14, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to create a voluntary cybersecurity labeling program for wireless consumer Internet of Things (IoT) products. With the FCC’s vote, the Commission has adopted the rules and framework for the program to move forward.

Wed, Mar 13, 2024

CEDIA Takes on Washington, D.C., the FCC, and More

Over the past six months, CEDIA's advocacy efforts have been dynamic and extensive. In addition to regular monitoring of bills and state legislative sessions, the government affairs department has orchestrated significant initiatives in Washington, D.C., Oklahoma, Michigan, and with the FCC. These proactive measures have brought the smart home industry to the attention of numerous politicians, many of whom had little prior knowledge of the integrators' daily work.

Tue, Dec 12, 2023

Preparing for the 2024 Legislative Sessions

At the start of 2024, most state legislatures will be back in session. Throughout these sessions CEDIA will monitor, track, and lobby on issues impacting our members and those related to the smart home technology industry.

Thu, Nov 9, 2023

CEDIA State Captain Program

CEDIA is re-establishing the CEDIA State Captain Program, a key part of CEDIA’s Government Affairs Program. CEDIA’s Government Affairs Program’s mission is to support members and ensure that their ability to own and operate their businesses is not impeded upon.

Fri, Oct 20, 2023

CEDIA Hosts Connected Technology Industry Legislative Summit

In August, CEDIA and the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) hosted the fifth annual Connected Technology Industry Legislative Summit at CEDIA’s Headquarters in Fishers, Ind.

Wed, Jun 28, 2023

How Workforce Development and Government Affairs Work Together

Workforce development, which focuses on an individual's ability to develop skills and tools for career success, is a crucial ingredient for achieving a healthy and dynamic economy.

Thu, Jun 1, 2023

Lessons from the 2023 Legislative Sessions

For many states, the legislative session has adjourned or soon will. In 2023, the number of legislative bills and regulations CEDIA tracked significantly increased as the number of legislative issues for the smart home technology industry has grown.

Mon, May 8, 2023

Tracking Issues that Matter

Often the core issues are related to electrical licensing and low-voltage licensing, but as the industry has grown and numerous technologies are used in the home, the legislative and regulatory issues have also expanded.