CTSCertified Technology Specialist

A Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) performs general technology solution tasks by:

  • Creating, operating, and servicing AV solutions
  • Conducting AV management activities that provide for the best audiovisual resolutions of the client's needs, both on time and within budget.

You are not required to take any courses before you take the exam. In fact, if you have many years of AV experience, you might be ready to take the exam now.

Steps to Prepare and Apply

CTS Exam Updates in September 2018

Every five years, as part of our accreditation, all three CTS exams go through a review process by volunteer CTS holders, analyzing the exam content and relevance to job tasks. This results in modified exam content outlines for each exam so they remain valid and relevant to the industry.

On September 24, these content changes went into effect. Learn more about the exam revalidation process and content changes.

CTS Resources

The following materials are provided to help individuals understand all certification program requirements and to direct them to resources that may be useful in preparing for each certification examination.

Locate a Testing Center

Find a Pearson VUE Testing Center near you.

Certification is not a guarantee for performance by certified individuals. Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS®) holders at all levels of certification have demonstrated audiovisual knowledge and/or skills. Certified individuals adhere to the CTS Code of Ethics and Conduct and maintain their status through continued education. Certification demonstrates commitment to professional growth in the audiovisual industry and is strongly supported by AVIXA.

All eligibility, application, score reports, special accommodation requests and general inquiries regarding AVIXA certification will be handled through the AVIXA Certification Office, with headquarters located in Fairfax, Va., U.S.A. Purchases of education, membership, or any other AVIXA services are not required to seek certification.

Attn. Certification Office
11242 Waples Mill Rd., Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 1.800.659.7469 or +1.703.273.7200
Fax: +1.703.991.8259



CTS Revisions Won't Change Your Study Plan

Volunteer subject matter expert Jennifer Hu, CTS®, explains in this story that revisions to the CTS exam won’t change your current study plans.

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CTS Exam Prep

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Free CTS Sample Questions

Assess your skills before you take the real exam to see where you need to focus your studies.

CTS Sample Questions

Code of Ethics and Conduct

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CTS Pre-Paid Exam Cards

Pre-paid CTS cards are a great way to pay for a CTS exam and take it when you're ready. Purchase for yourself or your team!

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2019 Training Catalog

The 2019 AVIXA Training Catalog is finally here! Take a look inside to see what courses are being offered this year.


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Claim Your Digital CTS Badge

We've partnered with Acclaim to help you communicate your CTS, CTS-D and CTS-I credentials.

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CTS Marketing Tool Kit

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Boost Your Game With CTS

Learn how one AV professional earned points in his field with certification.

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