Ft. Lauderdale, FL–AVAD, the nationwide distributor, is planning another year of training, along with CEDIA, to offer Installer Level I and II certification.
According to AVAD, the sessions are part of a continual effort to provide AVAD dealers and CEDIA members with a comprehensive service package and industry certification opportunities.
Being CEDIA-certified strengthens any dealers professional credibility and ability to provide the quality services todays customers expect, said Joe Piccirrilli, managing director of AVAD. At AVAD, we understand that when more dealers and installers have a deeper understanding of their field, the whole home technology industry reaps the benefits. Thats why we have made it a priority to provide opportunities for technical education for anyone who seeks it through this great partnership with CEDIA.
To gain nationally recognized CEDIA Certification as an Installer Level I, interested parties must undergo a full-day prep course and examination. For Installer Level II certification, participants must undergo a two-day course. The first day is the review session, and the second day is used for administering the exam. The Installer I and Installer Level II credentials are awarded for a 36-month period. To maintain active status as an Installer Level I or Installer Level II, prior to the conclusion of the 36-month cycle certificants must be able to provide documentation of completion of at least 30 contact clock hours of continuing education units approved by the CEDIA Certification Action Team. Certificants who do not have the required continuing education hours must take and pass the examination within 12 months prior to the expiration date to be eligible to maintain their certification for an additional 36 months.
2005 CEDIA Installer Level I Review and Exam Schedule at AVAD Locations:
March 10th AVAD Southern California Van Nuys, CA
March 15th AVAD Southern California San Diego, CA
March 18th AVAD Great Plains St. Louis, MO
April 19th AVAD Central Elk Grove, IL
April 29th AVAD Central Warren, MI
May 26th AVAD Southeast Charlotte, NC
June 8th AVAD Southwest Houston, TX
June 28th AVAD Southwest Dallas, TX
July 22nd AVAD Ohio Avon, OH
August 19th AVAD Metro East Westbury, NY
October 18th AVAD Northwest Bellevue, WA
October 20th AVDA Northern California Livermore, CA
November 1st AVAD Rocky Mountain Salt Lake City, UT
November 3rd Northern California Sacramento, CA
A CEDIA Level I Installer is a person who works with supervision to install wiring, cable, components and devices for low-voltage electronics in residential applications (including home theater, audio, video, home automation, radio frequency, telephony and data networks). It is recommended that Level I Installers have at least one year of experience with custom installation, as well as a familiarity with a wide range of literature and codes pertaining to custom electronics.
For additional information, visit www.cedia.org/certification.