CEDIA and its recently-launched Certification Commission are calling on technicians to participate in a survey designed to shape the future of CEDIA Certification and education initiatives. The CEDIA Technician Survey, which is open through April 22, involves feedback from technicians or those who supervise technicians. The commission and information gathering initiative are part of CEDIA’s continuing efforts to better align certification and education with the needs of the workforce.
The Certification Commission, a permanent body established by the CEDIA Board of Directors, sets policies and provides independent oversight of the CEDIA Certification program with the goal of developing certifications that are accredited to the globally-recognized ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 standard.
“As we define areas of certification, we need to identify tasks, skills, and areas which need to be included,” says CEDIA Certification Commission chairman Dennis Erskine. “For CEDIA Certification to carry real weight and meaning, we need member participation along the way, and the survey offers a nice opportunity to weigh in. This commission is the first of its kind for CEDIA and its creation as a permanent body demonstrates a major commitment to one of the organization’s best assets — CEDIA Certification.”
CEDIA and the commission are working their way through updates, improvements, and potential new certifications, beginning with entry-level and moving toward advanced and specialized certification types.
The survey results, which will help inform the work of CEDIA and the commission, examine the regular duties and tasks of technicians and provide key data that CEDIA will use to update and build certifications, develop relevant education tracks, and to accurately represent the industry to government bodies and prospective members of the industry.
For completing the survey, current CEDIA Certification holders can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs), which help CEDIA Certification holders maintain their credentials. CEDIA Certification credentials are designed to reflect defined areas of knowledge in the home technology industry.