Foundational Technician Certification

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CIT Certification


This certification represents a technician whose primary task is to perform basic infrastructure wiring for low-voltage technology systems in a residential or commercial setting.

Certified technicians are able to use proper tools and techniques, follow instructions per project documentation, and operate in a safe and professional manner on the jobsite. They understand the basic function of wiring and termination components being installed and are aware of common equipment and systems applications which they may assist with mounting and installing during later phases of a project.

While these individuals typically work under supervision, this certification indicates to employers that they are jobsite ready, can work billable hours performing cabling and installation support, and have foundational knowledge to support additional training on equipment and technology systems.

The CEDIA Certified Cabling System Technician (CIT) is accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) as having met the international standard for personnel certification bodies defined by the ISO/IEC 17024 standard.

CIT Test Takers Resources


CIT Candidate Handbook

CIT Exam Blueprint

CIT Exam Guidance

Once you have submitted your application and it has been approved you received an email from CEDIA with instructions about setting up a Webassessor Account and scheduling your exam through that portal. In that email you will have received a Kryterion scheduling voucher (valid for 3 months) which can be to register for an exam in either of the following two options. 

  1. Remote Online Proctoring – take the exam from the convenience of your own home or business. Learn more about this option in the Remote Proctoring information page and from the Kryterion Support page.   
  2. Local Kryterion Test Center – There are 1,000+ global test centers and you can browse to locate one near you.

If you do not pass your CIT exam, you may retest. You will receive a link at that time to pay the discounted retest fee of $125/£100. Please contact if you have any questions about scheduling or vouchers.  

Information for CIT Certification Holders

Once you have passed your exam you will receive the following:

  • Score report email from Webassessor with your exam results by domain. (Immediately)
  • Official email form CEDIA recognizing awarding your certification and providing links to the logos. (within 4 business days)
  • Email from Accredible with your specific digital badge link. Learn more about CEDIA’s digital badges here. (within 4 business days)
  • Letter in the mail with your official printed certificate and lapel pin. (within 2 weeks)
  • For more tips and ideas on getting the most out of your certification please download the How to
    Market Your Certification resource

To view and manage your certification please log into and go to the My Education page from within your account. This will display all your certifications along with your transcript.

Keep in mind that renewing the CIT does NOT require accumulating 30 CEUs like the other certifications, but only needs to pass a 3-hour CIT Renewal Course during the last year of certification. You will receive an email about options for taking this course.  

While most technicians go on to earn the IST certification, many choose to maintain the CIT throughout their career. For individuals who hold both CIT and IST, keep in mind that those certification periods will not sync and renewal will be handled separately.

For CIT holders who do not have an IST, but have earned the ESC-N or ESC-D then these specialist certifications will sync with your CIT and renew at the same time as long as you have the 30 CEUs which are required for the ESC-N and ESC-D.

Please reference the CIT Handbook for full renewal policies. Contact if you have any questions about your certification period or renewing your certification.