CEA, CompTIA Team on Installer Certification
Further complicating an increasingly thorny installer certification landscape, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) said they are collaborating on a new professional certification for home technology integrators. The CEA-CompTIA Digital Home Technology Integrator+ certification (CEA-CompTIA DHTI+) “is a new credential that will validate a technician’s knowledge and skills to configure, integrate, maintain, troubleshoot and comprehend the basic design concepts of electronic and digital home systems,” said the organizations.
The DHTI+ certification “is targeted at those who install, service and maintain digital home products,” said CEA and CompTIA. “Technicians seeking this advanced-level certification should have 18 to 24 months experience in some area of home integration.”
“Together, CEA and COMPTIA will help prepare technicians for installing and maximizing the performance available from today’s sophisticated digital home systems, while ensuring consumers receive the best in-home technology integration,” said Kerry Moyer, executive director, CEA TechHome. “Working with a certified installer is an important step in building a quality home technology experience, and we are pleased to join forces with CompTIA to support this initiative.”
A beta version of the certification is available for a limited time through Thomson Prometric and Pearson VUE testing centers around the world.