CEDIA Announces Certification Roadshow for ESC-T Review

CEDIA has announced that it will host a certification roadshow throughout the month of December. The six events, which will include the ESC-T certification review, ESC-T certification exam and an emerging trends talk, are part of CEDIA’s ongoing effort to make certification more accessible.

“Earlier this year we announced that CEDIA Certification Exams are now available through the Kryterion testing network which has than 1,000 testing centers worldwide,” said Dave Pedigo, CEDIA VP of emerging technologies. “However, we recognize that many individuals benefit from taking a review session and we want to make sure those who become certified know how they can market and use their certified status to elevate their work.”

All certified professionals have access to a new set of CEDIA certification logos for all levels of certification. Another new component of the toolkit that CEDIA is providing to certified professionals is access to digital badges through BadgeCert. Through this program, digital certification badges can be easily added to email signatures, LinkedIn accounts, websites and other social media platforms. Clicking on a digital badge allows clients to verify the current status and expiration date of an individual certification and see what knowledge and skills it represents. In addition, Amazon announced a new program for individuals with advanced CEDIA certification at CEDIA 2017. Those who are CEDIA Certified (ESC-T, ESC-D, ESC-N) can take advantage of the Amazon Home Technology Pro Engagement Program.

CEDIA will host the certification roadshow in the following locations:

Monday, December 11
PowerHouse Alliance
Clifton, NJ

Monday, December 11
PowerHouse Alliance
Denver, Colorado

Tuesday, December 12
Pompano Beach, FL

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Wednesday, December 13
PowerHouse Alliance
Oakland, California

Thursday, December 14
Farmers Branch, TX

Friday, December 15
VanNuys, California

The emerging trends talk that is included in the roadshow schedule is free for all to attend and will start at 3:00 p.m. on the day of the roadshow. Those interested in attending the certification review and sitting for the exam can find registration information here.

Gary Kayye

About Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..