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Eligibility for Specialized CTS Testing

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

Application Process

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

Download the Specialized Certification Application Form (PDF).

Candidates who require special arrangements for testing because of a disabling condition must complete that section of the application. Such conditions include, but are not limited to, medical, physical or learning disabilities.

Scoring is provided to the candidate only, unless he or she provides permission to release scores to another person. The application has a section where candidates can specify third parties who may be informed of their scores.

Mail or fax the completed application to:
InfoComm International
Attn: Director of Certification
11242 Waples Mill Rd., Ste. 200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fax: 703.278.8082

Testing Procedures

  • Location: All tests for specialized certifications are normally offered at the InfoComm Academy� located in Fairfax, Va., but may be offered at other locations.
  • Test Format: The test consists of three separate elements: a written test, an oral test and a practical test (see details for each specialty — CTS-D, CTS-I.)
  • Duration of Test: Testing process begins in the evening, when the written test is handed out; the following day is used for the oral and practical tests. Candidates will be notified as to when they must turn in the written test and begin the oral and practical test.
    Testing shall conclude by 6 p.m. of the second day.

A passing score of 80 percent is required on each test.

Test Results

Successful completion of testing requires a passing score of 80 percent on each of the three tests (written, oral and practical). Results should be available within several weeks. Candidates who are unsuccessful shall not have access to review their performance. These candidates will be given diagnostic information as well as directions on how to reapply for a future test. If you have any questions regarding the certification process, please contact or call 1.800.659.7469 x3210.


Specialized certifications consist of three components: written, oral, and practical. Those who do not pass a section or sections of the specialized CTS-Design or CTS-Installation exams may arrange to retest on one or more of these sections. Please contact or call 1.800.659.7469 x3210 for more information. The charge for a retest is $295. EduBucks may not be used for certification testing.