FAIRFAX, VA - April 8, 2009 - InfoComm International announced the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has expanded the scope of InfoComm's accredited Certified Technology Specialist program to include the Certified Technology Specialist-Design (CTS-D) credential under ISO/IEC 17024. ANSI is the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) United States representative.
ISO/IEC 17024 offers a global benchmark for the certification of personnel for businesses, governments and the public. ANSI accredits standards developers, certification bodies and technical advisory groups to both the ISO and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Employers in the public and private sectors can be confident that AV professionals holding the CTS, CTS-D and the CTS-I credentials have demonstrated the knowledge to implement audiovisual best practices, processes and procedures.
"As the only audiovisual industry organization to earn ANSI accreditation for its personnel certification program, InfoComm continues to set the industry standard for competency and quality in the AV industry," said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., Executive Director, InfoComm International. "This accomplishment is the result of the visionary thinking of InfoComm's elected leadership, who several years ago recognized the value of seeking outside validation of InfoComm's certification program. It is also testament to the tenacity of close to 100 InfoComm volunteers around the world, who, under the direction of InfoComm's Certification Committee, developed new CTS-D exams and implemented programmatic changes that were necessary to navigate ANSI's rigorous accreditation process."
A CTS-D is an AV systems designer who assesses client's needs, designs AV systems and prepares AV design documents, by coordinating and collaborating with other professionals to create AV systems that satisfy clients requirements. A minimum of two years' industry experience in audiovisual design and CTS certification is required in order to qualify to take the exam. For a complete description of the credential and requirements, please visit www.infocomm.org/certification.
Companies and institutions interested in working with AV companies employing CTS personnel in their area should visit www.ctsforav.com