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.

News & Knowledge | News

Educating the Future of Tomorrow

CEDIA Next Gen Toolkit

Our Next Gen toolkit includes resources, outreach messages, insights and videos to support our industry employers in uncovering the Next Generation of smart home professionals.

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Thu, May 2, 2024

CEDIA Begins Selection for 2024 Lifetime Achievement Recipient

Honored annually at the three worldwide CEDIA Smart Home Awards, the Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has exhibited outstanding, creative, innovative, and visionary leadership in the growth and advancement of the professional smart home industry.

Mon, Apr 29, 2024

CEDIA and HTSA Collaborate to Enhance Education for Integration Community

First of its kind partnership to allow HTSA members to take advantage of in-person education opportunities at CEDIA’s fit-for-purpose training facility.

Tue, Apr 23, 2024

The 2024 CEDIA Smart Home Technology Conference Preview

CEDIA is thrilled to announce a comprehensive lineup of training tracks at this year's Smart Home Technology Conference at CEDIA Expo from Sept. 4-6. These tracks are designed to empower technology innovators, smart home professionals, and enthusiasts with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the rapidly evolving smart home industry.

Mon, Apr 22, 2024

CEDIA Appoints Paul Dolenc and Mitchell Klein to Executive Leadership Team

The new Vice Presidents will play an integral role in helping to build the institution and reimagine its service to the industry.

Thu, Apr 18, 2024

The Termination Challenge Powered by Kordz Expands to CEDIA 2024 Tech + Business Summits Worldwide

After the successful recent debut of the Termination Challenge Powered by Kordz at CEDIA Tech Summits, Kordz brings the friendly competition to systems integrators around the globe at summits across the USA, Canada, UK and Australia throughout 2024.

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.

Thu, Apr 4, 2024

CEDIA’s First UK Tech + Business Summit of 2024 Proves Productive Ahead of London’s Event

The first of CEDIA’s four UK Tech + Business Summit events launched in Bristol on Wednesday 20th March, six years since CEDIA last visited this South West city. The free-to-attend event provided a unique, accessible opportunity for attendees to discuss the latest in innovative technology, network with fellow industry peers, and gain dynamic business-centric education.

Fri, Mar 15, 2024

CEDIA Board Extends CEO Daryl Friedman’s Service Through 2027

With proven success in financial stability, industry advocacy, and increased member engagement at CEDIA, Friedman is poised to lead the association into its next phase.

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.

Wed, Mar 13, 2024

VITAL’s Matt Bernath to Present at Nine CEDIA Tech + Business Summits

VITAL, a leading custom-integration business advisory and financial software company, is thrilled to present at nine CEDIA Tech + Business Summits in 2024. At each summit, VITAL President Matt Bernath will present two important business seminars.

Tue, Mar 12, 2024

Markup vs. Margin: The Important Difference

Many home technology professionals are guilty of using the terms markup and margin interchangeably. But should they?

Tue, Mar 12, 2024

Kordz Brings its Popular Termination Challenge to CEDIA Tech + Business Summits

With growing popularity among systems technicians at industry trade shows around the world, Kordz brings its acclaimed Termination Challenge to CEDIA Tech + Business Summits in the USA in 2024.

Fri, Mar 8, 2024

Little-Known Smart Home Installation Risk Can Mean Big Problems

A few weeks ago, I brought you a story about a relatively unknown danger, a form of asbestos insulation called vermiculite. I’m back today with a heads-up on another issue: the potential damage that can result when network cable bundles come into prolonged contact with PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride).

Wed, Mar 6, 2024

Dealing with the know it all customer

A well-informed customer can sometimes be a home tech pro's dream. A true enthusiast doesn't have to be convinced of the benefits of home technology, and they're often open to more cutting-edge, high-performance solutions that let your company truly show what it's made of.

Tue, Feb 27, 2024

The Importance of the Breakeven Point

For smart home business owners, financial statements and accounting can be a challenge, but the breakeven point is still important to your business.

Tue, Feb 27, 2024

The Importance of Confrontation for Interpersonal Relationships

The view most of us have about confrontation and shed some light on how confrontation in work and personal relationships can actually be a good thing.

Tue, Feb 27, 2024

Cost Estimating: Bottom-Up vs. Top-Down

Creating a proper estimate involves detailing every expenditure you expect to make throughout the duration of a project. Compiling this information will help you charge the client enough to make a profit on the job, and will also guide you in keeping the project within budget.

Wed, Feb 14, 2024

CEDIA Smart Home Awards Open With New Opportunities for Individual Recognition

CEDIA is now accepting submissions to the 2024 CEDIA Smart Home Awards, the annual global awards program honoring outstanding achievements in the field of smart home technology. To better recognize and celebrate the diverse talents and contributions within the industry, CEDIA has expanded its individual awards category to include Best Newcomer, Best Sales/Manufacturer’s Representative, and Best Technician.

Mon, Feb 12, 2024

CEDIA’s Transformed Tech + Business Summits Boast Game-Changing Business Opportunities and Technology Exploration

CEDIA has unveiled its 2024 CEDIA Tech + Business Summits (formerly CEDIA Tech Summits), 19 reimagined global events for the smart home technology industry. The new name and theme, “CEDIA Tech + Business Summits: The Tech You Need, The Business You Want,” encompasses the dual focus of these global events in supporting members’ success.

Wed, Jan 24, 2024

Why Are You CEDIA Certified?

CEDIA members break down the importance of their certified distinction and how it has shaped their career paths.

Thu, Jan 18, 2024

Top 20 CEDIA Courses at ISE

At ISE 2024, CEDIA is hosting 60 hours of professional development courses within its Smart Home Technology Conference between Tuesday 30th January - Thursday 1st February in the CC1 conference suite. Expert instructors will delve into various subject areas, including technical installation and design, business excellence, and future trends, all within the context of home technology integration.

Thu, Jan 11, 2024

CEDIA Board of Directors Announces New Appointments and Unveils 2024 Executive Committee

CEDIA today announced the approval of the 2024 Board of Directors and new Executive Committee. At its January meeting, the Board appointed James Chen and Stuart Tickle as Directors. Chen and Tickle join previously announced newly elected members, Mike Chorney and Edward Gilmore, and re-elected member, Amanda Wildman, into the latest cohort of CEDIA’s Board.

Tue, Jan 9, 2024

Mike Blackman on 20 Years of ISE

For two decades, the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show has played a pivotal role in shaping the pro AV and systems integration landscape. While ISE celebrates its 20th anniversary, Mike takes us on a remarkable trip down memory lane, revealing the fascinating story behind the formation of ISE and his own journey over the decades.

Fri, Jan 5, 2024

Building Dreams

Together For Cinema has had a truly remarkable 2023 hitting the fantastic milestone of £1,000,000 worth of good cause cinema room installations. 2024 holds much more in store and will see another 6 or 7 cinema rooms installed into children’s care facilities, as well as The Together For Cinema £1m Celebration Dinner in May at which a few tickets still available!

Wed, Jan 3, 2024

CEDIA at ISE 2024

With ISE 2024 just around the corner, CEDIA has developed a comprehensive, in-person professional development programme that the team will deliver across the four-day show. It is the 20th anniversary of the world’s leading audiovisual and systems integration exhibition and CEDIA is excited to bring a wide range of brand-new training courses to attendees.

Wed, Jan 3, 2024

Discover Barcelona at ISE 2024

The Catalonian capital is a city that effortlessly blends a rich tapestry of history, culture, and contemporary vibrancy. Barcelona, with its breathtaking architecture, golden beaches, and a dynamic culinary scene, is a destination that promises something for everyone. We can’t wait to visit during ISE 2024, 30 January – 2 February.

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.

Mon, Dec 11, 2023

CEDIA’s Reinvigorated Research Approach Uncovers UK Professional Smart Home Industry Nears £2.9 Billion

With new data streams and industry-wide participation, CEDIA captures a holistic view of the UK smart home industry in its 2023 Professional Smart Home Market Analysis

Sun, Dec 10, 2023

CEDIA’s Reinvigorated Research Approach Uncovers US Professional Smart Home Industry Nears $30 Billion

With new data streams and industry-wide participation, CEDIA captures a holistic view of the U.S. smart home industry in its 2023 Professional Smart Home Market Analysis.

Tue, Dec 5, 2023

I AM CEDIA: Galia Ben-Dor

WALL-SMART Co-CEO, Galia Ben-Dor shares how a basement startup catapulted into a successful technology business and how her determination led to a major change in her country's law.

Mon, Nov 20, 2023

CEDIA Speaks for Integrators at Federal Communications Commission

In its first federal filing, CEDIA explains the importance of professional integration for cybersecurity.

Tue, Nov 14, 2023

CEDIA Unveils Newly Elected Board of Directors for 2024-2026 Term

CEDIA, the Association for Smart Home Professionals™, is proud to introduce three dynamic integrator members who will join the CEDIA Board of Directors for the 2024-2026 term. The slate was overwhelmingly (95%) approved by CEDIA members, with a 30% increase in voting over the previous year.

Thu, Nov 9, 2023

Dispelling 4 Myths About CEDIA Certification

Debunking the top five misconceptions about CEDIA certification

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.

Thu, Oct 19, 2023

CEDIA Names 2023 CEDIA Smart Home Award Winners APAC

CEDIA, the association for smart home professionals™, has announced the winning businesses and individuals of the 2023 CEDIA Smart Home Awards in the APAC region. The honorees were recognized during an awards ceremony at the CEDIA Tech Summit and Conference in Sea World, sponsored by Crestron, Masimo Consumer, Snap One, Sony, and Design Show Australia.

Mon, Oct 9, 2023

CEDIA EMEA Smart Home Awards 2023

CEDIA announced the winners of the 2023 CEDIA Smart Home Awards EMEA on Friday 6th October at The Brewery, London. Industry leaders, professionals, and enthusiasts gathered in their finest black-tie attire to celebrate excellence in smart home technology and integration.

Wed, Sep 13, 2023

CEDIA Names 2023 CEDIA Smart Home Award Winners Americas

CEDIA, the association for smart home professionals™, has announced the winning integrators and manufacturers of the 2023 CEDIA Smart Home Awards in the Americas region.

Mon, Aug 14, 2023

CEDIA NextGen: Smart Home Career Toolkit Updates Bolster Ongoing Workforce Development Initiatives

The latest additions to the toolkit support CEDIA’s ongoing workforce initiatives by connecting industry employers with talent pipelines and increasing awareness around meaningful career pathways in the smart home channel.

Thu, Aug 10, 2023

CEDIA Names 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient and Fellow

This year’s honorees represent unwavering commitment to community and industry advancement.

Tue, Jul 25, 2023

Artificial Intelligence Takes Center Stage at CEDIA Expo

Invited audience of AI thought leaders to attend the CEDIA Symposium on Sept. 6 at CEDIA Expo.

Thu, Jul 6, 2023

CEDIA Members Get Exclusive Pricing on Events

As a CEDIA Member, you get discounts on events throughout the year - here's what that means for you!

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.

Mon, Apr 17, 2023

Educating the Future of Tomorrow

How one company is doing their part to set the industry up for future success through workforce development.

Mon, Jun 25, 2018

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