InfoComm International Audiovisual (AV) FAQs: Certification Overview

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FAQs: Certification Overview

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What types of InfoComm certification are there?
Individuals may obtain two levels of certifications. The first level of certification is to become a Certified Technology Specialist (CTS). Once you obtain your general CTS, you may choose to become a Certified Technology Specialist - Installation (CTS-I), Certified Technology Specialist - Design (CTS-D), or you may choose to apply for both.

How much does it cost to take the InfoComm certification exam?
Taking the general CTS test: $200
Taking a specialized test: $590
Retesting on one or more sections of the specialized exams: $295
Certification renewal: $50

Can I use EduBucks to pay for certification testing?
No. The association's special member training discounts (EduBucks) may not be used for certification testing.

What are EduBucks?
EduBucks are tuition credits you can put toward the many educational courses that InfoComm provides.

Do I have to be a member of InfoComm to become certified?
No, non-members are eligible for the certification process. However, we highly encourage you to become a member if you are seeking certification. As a member, you will receive free passes to InfoComm, the membership directory, discount prices on market intelligence,  Edubucks and much more. You may get more information on InfoComm International membership.

Do I have to take InfoComm courses to get certified?
You are not required to take any particular course in order to qualify for certification. However, there are courses available to help you prepare for both levels of certification.

How can I as a member become more involved in the certification process?
By joining InfoComm's committee PETC (Professional Education and Training Committee) and getting on the Certification Subcommittee. For more information on how to join PETC, please contact

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.