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 Summits

The CEDIA Tech Summits are one day events showcasing upcoming smart home technology and future trends in the industry. 

CEDIA Expo

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. 

Awards

CEDIA's 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.

Instructor-Led Training

Further your Smart Home Technology integration skills and knowledge with CEDIA instructor led-training

Certification

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.

News & Knowledge

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.

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. The hybrid meeting brought together industry stakeholders to discuss common legislative and workforce development issues impacting the industry and discuss strategies for working together to advocate on these common issues for the associations, businesses, and stakeholders of this industry.

The Connected Technology Industry Legislative Summit started due to the increased legislative and regulatory activity impacting the connected technology industry. Throughout the legislative process CEDIA, other associations, and businesses of the connected technology industry are often up against the electrical trade on electrical licensing issues driven by the increased use of technologies like Power over Ethernet (PoE) and lighting control.

The ongoing debate has been who can install these technologies: electricians or integrators. The electrical trade is unified and represented by the I.B.E.W., NECA, and the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) in their legislative efforts throughout the process. The connected technology industry needed a similar unified effort to have a greater impact on key legislative issues for the industry.

The Connected Technology Industry Consortium is made up of associations and businesses from different segments of the industry.

Organizations participating in the consortium include: Amazon/Ring, Anixter, Belden, Best Buy, BICSI, CEDIA, Cisco Systems, Comcast/Xfinity, CCCA, DIRECTV, Dish, ESA, HPE, Johnson Controls, Leviton, NSCA, NRG, Panduit, SBCA, Vector Security, and Vivint.

CEDIA hosted the fifth annual Connected Technology Industry Legislative Summit at CEDIA HQ in August 2023. Throughout the day long meeting, discussions covered all levels of government from local, state, and federal issues related to the connected technology industry.

Pictured: Members of the Connected Technology Industry Consortium, from left to right:  John Steele, Johnson Controls, Todd Towey, Ring, Darren Reaman, CEDIA, Steve Hill, SBCA, Riley Fields, Amazon/Ring (black shirt), Diana Lettkeman, Dish, (behind Riley), Tommy Tabor, CEDIA, Chuck Fairchild, Fairchild Communications, Ty McCurdy, Amazon/Ring, Tom LeBlanc (NSCA)

Each year following the completion of most state legislative sessions, CEDIA and NSCA host the Connected Technology Industry Legislative Summit to review the legislative sessions and prepare for the next sessions.

Throughout the day long meeting, discussions covered all levels of government from local, state, and federal issues related to the connected technology industry.

Other topics covered during this year’s Legislative Summit included:

  • The National Electrical Code®
  • Integrator Occupational Classification Adoption
  • The size and scope of the connected technology industry
  • Workforce development and the important work of integrators
  • Industry White Paper on the safety of technology systems

Since 2019, the Legislative Summit has provided the opportunity for the connected technology industry to come together and discuss common legislative and regulatory issues and support this important industry.  

Be part of the #1 industry association for Smart Home Professionals

CEDIA membership empowers you with tailored support, education, opportunities and resources to help you to reach your potential and advance your career and business. Learn more about how you can join or renew now.

Join CEDIA