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Specialized -- CTS-D, CTS-I

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CTS-D

CTS-I

The specialized Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) designations provided by InfoComm indicate at least two years' industry experience and a higher skill level than the general CTS designation.

CTS-D (Design): A CTS-D earns this specialized certification by demonstrating detailed knowledge of how to analyze, select and plan seamless audiovisual communications equipment interoperation. The CTS-D demonstrates his or her experience in the form of complete specifications and drawings that deliver a desired outcome to meet a client's needs. A minimum of two years' industry experience accompanies the theoretical and practical competencies. To achieve a CTS-D, the individual must also agree to a Code of Ethics pledging truth, accuracy and a commitment to excellence in all aspects of the profession.

CTS-I (Installation): A CTS-I earns this specialized certification by demonstrating skills and knowledge through a rigorous regimen of testing in a broad array of installation practices and techniques. The CTS-I is proficient in installing all components of a professional audiovisual system. A CTS-I takes on additional responsibility for projects to ensure quality, efficiency and safety on the job site. To achieve a CTS-I, the individual must also agree to a Code of Ethics pledging truth, accuracy, and a commitment to excellence in all aspects of the profession.

For more information, please contact customerservice@infocomm.org or 1.800.659.7469 or 1.703.273.7200.


Cost:      $590
(Because InfoComm Certified is an independent certification program, the association's special member training discounts, EduBucks, may not be used for certification testing.)

Eligibility: Applicants must have a valid CTS plus two years' industry experience in order to apply for and take a specialized certification test.

How to Register: All candidates for a specialized certification must submit an application and be approved prior to registering for the testing. More...

Testing for specialized certification is offered at various locations throughout the year. These one-day day testing sessions consist of written, oral, and practical testing and ask candidates to demonstrate the knowledge and skills representative of an experienced and advanced person in their field.

As an independent service, InfoComm also offers courses through InfoComm Academy that can help candidates focus and refine their skills and knowledge. Visit the Education Calendar for a complete schedule of courses and testing dates.


InfoComm’s Certified Technology Specialists (CTS) at all levels of certification have demonstrated audiovisual technology knowledge and/or skills. Certified individuals adhere to a Code of Ethics and maintain their status through continued education. Certification is not a guarantee for performance by certified individuals. Certification demonstrates commitment to professional growth in the audiovisual industry and is strongly supported by InfoComm.