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If you have previously earned a CEDIA Networking Specialist certification and are more than 6 months past your expiration date, you are eligible to retake the current version of that certification exam using your own computer at a time that is convenient for you.

The exam will be proctored live via your computer's webcam and microphone by CEDIA's test partner, Kryterion Global Testing Solutions.


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1. Register for the exam using the link to the left. CEDIA will verify your past certification and email you a voucher and link to the Webassessor testing portal.

2. Create a Webassessor login and set up your biometric profile.This will involve downloading the Secure Sentinel software and using it to take your picture. You will need a webcam (integrated or detached), a microphone, a clean, quiet room, and an internet speed of at least 1Mbps. Download the Test Taker Guide  and visit Kryterion’s Online Proctoring Support page for detailed system requirements, instructional videos and online chat support.

3. Schedule a test time. The online proctoring service is available 24/7. You can use your Webassessor account to reschedule an exam and review results afterwards. Keep in mind that cancelling or rescheduling your appointment with less than 72 hours notice will incur an additional fee.

4. Take the exam.Login to your Webassessor account at the scheduled time and hit "Launch". This will open the Secure Sentinel software which will ask to verify your identity again and start the test. During the exam this software will lockdown your screen so that you are only able to see the test. The proctor (Located at Kryterion’s headquarters) will be monitoring the test using your webcam and microphone. They may ask you to pan the room with your camera and will issue alerts if any suspicious behavior is detected. They are also available for chat support. Each exam session will be recorded and CEDIA will review any exam session as necessary.

The Electronicn Systems Certified Networking Specialist (ESC-N) exam is 100 questions. A passing score of 73% is required to pass the exam and earn the ESC-N professional certification.

CEDIA certified professionals are required to obtain 30 continuing education units (CEUs) in a three-year period to maintain their certification status. CEUs are provided through CEDIA trainings and approved CEU Providers.

To receive credit for Manufacturer training you have attended, please fill out the CEU Petition Form for approval. Keep track of your CEU status by reviewing your transcript. Log in to cedia.net and select My CEDIA then My Training.


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