Typical Experience

1 year or less


None, but candidates must agree to the terms and conditions listed in the CEDIA Certification Code of Conduct.


$150 - CEDIA Member, $200 - Non-Member

 Exam Length

2 hours, 120 items

 Certification Length

3 Years


Submit renewal application, $40 fee, & code of conduct agreement

Attend approved 3-hour CIT Renewal & Update Course and pass post-course knowledge assessment


This certification represents a technician whose primary task is to perform basic infrastructure wiring for low-voltage technology systems in a residential or commercial setting. Certified technicians are able to use proper tools and techniques, follow instructions per project documentation, and operate in a safe and professional manner on the jobsite. They understand the basic function of wiring and termination components being installed and are aware of common equipment and systems applications which they may assist with mounting and installing during later phases of a project. While these individuals typically work under supervision, this certification indicates to employers that they are jobsite ready, can work billable hours performing cabling and installation support, and have foundational knowledge to support additional training on equipment and technology systems. This certification will be live for beta testing in August 2020.

Who should take the CIT?

The CIT Certification is the ideal starting place for persons wanting to pursue a career in installing and integrating technology systems in various settings. This certification is also for professionals in a wide range of related building and construction trades seeking to expand their skillset into low-voltage cabling and basic equipment installation.

The CIT Certification is also a prerequisite to the intermediate-level Integrated Systems Technician (IST) certification. Experienced technicians seeking certification will take this exam first as it covers essential foundational material that technicians should possess, even as their skills and daily tasks expand to work more directly on installing and configuring equipment and technology systems. These individuals may submit a single application for both exams and receive a discounted price.

Exam Blueprint Summary

Please view the full CIT Exam Blueprint for the complete list of knowledge and skills covered.

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