For more than 30 years, AVIXA has administered the Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS®) program, which is recognized worldwide as the leading AV professional credential.

There are more than 13,000 CTS holders. And, now over 2,500 have a CTS-D (Design) or CTS-I (Installation) specialized credential.

Types of Certification


All three certifications are ANSI accredited under the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) ISO/IEC 17024:2012 General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification Schemes of Persons program.

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Certification shows your commitment to being the best, in the AV field and for your company. Give yourself the CTS advantage.

Benefits of Certification

For you

Your certification is yours to keep. If you decide to change jobs, your CTS goes with you.

  • Self-confidence and the ability to sell your work more effectively to clients
  • Evidence of technical proficiency and professionalism
  • Increased credibility among co-workers
  • Increased customer confidence
  • Increased value, recognition and marketability of the CTS credential
  • Adherence to a strict code of ethics and conduct

For your organization

The CTS credential is at the top of the list when it comes to job specs.

  • Reassurance to clients of competency, experience and ethical behavior
  • Increased consumer confidence
  • A commitment to excellence shown by hiring CTS professionals
  • Lower cost for professional liability insurance

For Clients

  • Reassurance of competency, experience and ethical behavior
  • An open, tested, clear set of industry standards to evaluate audiovisual providers
  • Professionals who are held to a high standard of ethics and conduct
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For the AV industry

  • A respected career path for AV professionals
  • An open, tested, clear set of industry standards by which consumers can evaluate audiovisual providers

Stay in the Loop

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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 InfoComm 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 Program Administration

The Certification Steering Committee shall commit to acting impartially in relation to its applicants, candidates, and certified persons.

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Certification Renewal

Para manter sua certificação, você precisa concluir níveis mínimos de educação continuada durante cada período de três anos e deve reafirmar seu comprometimento com o Código de Conduta e Ética da CTS.

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RU Provider Program

Boost attendance and add value to your event by participating in AVIXA's RU Provider Program.

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Find an AV Professional

AVIXA is the trade association representing the professional audiovisual and information communications industries worldwide.

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Code of Ethics and Conduct

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Upcoming Events

21 September 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Webinar: Programming & Beyond

22 September 2020

CTS Prep, London

22 September 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Webinar: Digital Signage Power Hour: The Future is LED/Micro LED