Beaverton, OR, December 9th, 2014 —The HDBaseT Alliance, the cross-industry group tasked with promoting and advancing HDBaseT standard, is pleased to announce that the company has been named an official InfoComm International Renewal Unit (RU) Provider. This will allow the more than 9,000 professionals holding InfoCommInternational’s Certified Technology Specialist credential to earn renewal units towards their certification by completing the HDBaseT Alliance’s Installer Expert education programs.
To obtain approval, RU programs must feature experienced instructors with clear evidence of qualifications in the session topic. Each class must contain at least one relevant learning objective or industry-related purpose; relate to a specific exam topic area and exam level and conclude with an assessment tool to demonstrate participants have grasped the objectives. These criteria are vigorously reviewed by InfoComm University’s Certification Renewal Unit Committee.
The following programs can be completed for RUs:
● The HDBaseT Installer Expert Program: This course looks at the principles of HDBaseT technology and main practical applications, including technology principles and architecture, installation do’s and don’t’s and best
practices, product certification and interoperability, Spec 2.0, and a hands-on tutorial and demonstration, for 1.5 RUs
● The HDBaseT Online Installer Expert Program: This course looks at the principles of HDBaseT technology and main practical applications, including technology principles and architecture, installation do’s and don’t’s and best practices, product certification and interoperability, and Spec 2.0, for 1 RU
“The HDBaseT Alliance has shown a commitment to bettering the audiovisual industry through the delivery of quality training that supports accreditation,” said David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD, Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International. “By fostering professional development, the HDBaseT Alliance has demonstrated its leadership and strong support of the industry.”
“The HDBaseT Installer Zone was created to provide installers and integrators in our industry with all resources related to HDBaseT technology,” said Ariel Sobelman, President of the HDBaseT Alliance. “As such, the HDBaseT Installer Expert Program, both in person at industry’s events and online, is one step further in the goal of enriching professionals with unbiased, expert knowledge that will benefit the sector as a whole. It is an honor to be able to offer these professionals InfoComm Renewal Units upon completion of the courses.”
About the Certified Technology Specialist Credential
InfoComm International’s Certified Technology Specialist, Certified Technology Specialist –Design and Certified Technology Specialist – Installation are the only audiovisual certification programs accredited by the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) United States representative, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Accepted by the U.S. Veterans Administration for reimbursement under the Montgomery G.I. Bill, InfoComm certification programs are designed to establish and maintain widespread credibility for the audiovisual industry and the professionals who perform the work. InfoComm’s CTS, CTS-D, and CTS-I renew their credential every three years through continuing education. Each renewal candidate is required to attain 30 renewal units (RUs). To learn more about InfoComm International and the Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) accreditations, visit infocomm.org/certification.