Specialized Certification, Installation - CTS-I|
CTS-I is targeted to installers, managers of installation departments or processes, systems designers and engineers, and system service professionals. Testing addresses advanced knowledge of installation methods and technologies for a variety of applications, including audio systems, video systems, display systems, control systems installation and communication, and troubleshooting strategies
The CTS-I credential is the specialized certification for audiovisual installation professionals. A CTS-I is an individual who earned this specialized certification by demonstrating skills and knowledge through a rigorous regimen of testing in a broad array of installation practices and techniques. A 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 their profession.
Candidates taking the CTS-I certification test, please review the following information:
- InfoComm will provide all basic hand tools to complete the certification testing. However, it is strongly recommended that candidates bring and use their own hand tools during the practical testing; specifically strippers, cutters and other tools you feel comfortable using in building cables and wiring racks.
- All work on the practical test must be done in the Academy. Candidates will not be allowed to return to hotels or home.
- All testing materials issued to candidates must be returned.
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The 3 Sections of the Test - Written, Oral, Practical
Scoring will be determined on completeness of all stated requirements candidates are asked to provide.
1. Written Test
- Testing begins the evening of the last day of the Lead Installation Technician OnSite course, when the written test is handed out at approximately 4:30 p.m.
- You can expect a 100-question written test to consist of multiple-choice questions, questions requiring calculations for conduit capacity, fill-in-the-blanks and drawing interconnections between connectors. It covers general knowledge on installation practices, procedures and technology used in modern audiovisual systems.
- Sources for the test content are the Installation School OnLine, and Installation School Level 1 and 2 OnSite courses.
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2. Oral Test
- When candidates turn in the written test in the morning, they will be assigned time slots for their oral test. Time slots will run throughout the testing day.
- Candidates will answer questions from a panel of examiners. The examiners will ask the candidate 10 questions, each worth 10 points, on technical issues related to the audiovisual installation field.
3. Practical Test
- Some practical tests are done as a team and some are done as individual tasks.
- The practical tests are on Termination, Rack Build, Control System, Projector Setup, and Audio System.
You may also download the PDF, CTS-I Testing Procedures, which contains the above information plus additional information on test subject matter, scoring criteria and deliverables.
If you have any questions regarding the certification process, please contact Lou Nanni, Director of Certification & Workforce Development, at 800.659.7469 x321 or email@example.com.
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