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CIT

CEDIA CERTIFIED CABLING & INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNICIAN (CIT)

 Typical Experience

1 year or less

 Eligibility

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

 Cost

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

 Exam Details

2 hours, 120 items, passing score 70%

 Certification Length

3 Years

 Renewal

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

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

Description

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.

Please view the CIT Candidate Handbook for a complete description of the certification and all related policies. 

Who should take the CIT exam?

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 for 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.

How do I prepare for the exam?

  1. Review the full CIT exam blueprint and assess your familiarity with the content. Pay attention to which sections which are weighted more heavily on the exam. Are there areas where you are more experienced or have received training? Be honest with your experience and this self-assessment to guide your focus for further study.
  2. Pursue additional learning as needed. There are many ways to build your knowledge and skills including self-study, job experience, and courses delivered online or in-person. Choose a method of study that fits your learning style and is suited to your needs.

Reference Materials – Candidates are encouraged to review the following list of references.

Practice Test – CEDIA has created a free test with sample CIT questions that candidates can use to simulate an exam environment.

PLEASE NOTE: This practice test in no way guarantees success on the official CIT exam. Individuals typically rate the practice test as easier than the exam. It includes questions from each of the various exam domains but is not comprehensive. No questions from this practice test are used on the official exam and encountering a question on this practice test does not guarantee a similar question on the exam.

To guide your preparation, please use your Practice Test results in tandem with the CIT Exam Blueprint which includes the complete list of topics found on the CIT Exam. You may also reach out to certification@cedia.org for guidance.

  • CIT Practice Test – Results are displayed by domain and emailed to candidate.
  • CIT Practice Test + Answers – Results are displayed by domain and answers are provided for each question at the end of the exam. Results cannot be emailed.

Training Courses – Below are examples of programs and places you might look for relevant material.

NOTE: You are not required to take any courses before taking your exam. The list of references and study materials is not intended to be comprehensive and CEDIA does not guarantee success on exams if a candidate studies using CEDIA resources or training materials. View the Certification Commission’s statement of Impartiality regarding Training here

How do I take the exam?

  1. Purchase voucher. Use the link below to purchase a voucher or multiple vouchers for the exam. You will receive and email with the voucher, voucher redemption link and instructions.
  2. Redeem voucher and complete application form. This step must be completed by the person taking the exam. Upon hitting submit on the voucher redemption page the candidate will complete the application and code of conduct agreement form. After your application has been accepted by CEDIA you will receive an email with a Kryterion voucher, instructions and link to Webassessor.
  3. Schedule exam with Kryterion using their Webassessor platform. The testing slots fill up many days in advance so please schedule in advance to get your desired time. Using the link provided in the email you can log into Webassessor and select your method of exam and schedule a specific time. You have two options or testing:

         A. Kryterion’s Remote Online Proctoring SystemClick here for details about you can take the exam from your own home our business. CEDIA recommends using this option for the most flexible scheduling, convenience and security during COVID-19.

         B. Kryterion’s Local Test Centers – There are 1000+ locations around the globe and you can browse to locate one near you. About 60% of these test centers are temporarily closed due to COVID-19 and locations may close unexpectedly due to local restrictions.

  4. Take the exam. The exam has 120 multiple-choice questions and you are allowed 2 hours. The passing score is 70%.

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