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 and may be a prerequisite for future advanced certifications. 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.
The CEDIA Certified Cabling & Infrastructure Technician (CIT) is accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) has having met the global standard for personnel certification bodies as defined by the ISO/IEC 17024 standard.

The CEDIA Certified Cabling & Infrastructure Technician (CIT) is accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) as having met the international standard for personnel certification bodies defined by the ISO/IEC 17024 standard.

CIT Certification Details

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  • Exam Length and Format

  • Eligibility

  • Duration and Renewal

  • Preparing for the Exam

  • Application and Scheduling

  • Exam Blueprint Summary

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