CEDIA Certification Commission and survey seek to forge future

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. It’s open until Wednesday 22 April 2020 and includes feedback about technicians and their supervisors.

The commission is currently gathering information as part of CEDIA’s efforts to better align certification and education with the needs of the workforce.

The Certification Commission is a permanent body established by the CEDIA Board of Directors to set policies and provide independent oversight of the CEDIA Certification program with the goal of developing certifications that are accredited to the globally-recognised ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 standard.

“As we define areas of certification, we need to identify tasks, skills and areas which need to be included,” CEDIA Certification Commission chairman Dennis Erskine says.

“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 organisation’s best assets – CEDIA Certification.”

It’s currently working its way through updates, improvements and potential new certifications, beginning with entry-level and moving toward advanced and specialised certification types.

By completing the survey, current CEDIA Certification holders can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs), which help CEDIA Certification holders maintain their credentials.

“CEDIA is committed to taking a holistic and global approach to keeping CEDIA Certification at the cutting edge of the needs of the industry now and into the future,” CEDIA director of certification David Whitney says.

“The organisation, in conjunction with the Certification Commission, is dedicated to best practices for the programme, including fielding this more in-depth survey every few years and monitoring exam content annually to reflect new standards or changing technology.

“Our commitment to world class certification extends beyond updating an exam or two – we’re initiating a whole quality management system to make sure that certifications are always fair, up-to-date and rigorous.”

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