CTS-DCertified Technology Specialist ― Design

A Certified Technology Specialist ― Design (CTS-D) is an AV systems designer who:

  • Assesses client's needs
  • Designs AV systems
  • Prepares AV design documents
  • Coordinates and collaborates with other professionals to create AV systems that satisfy client's requirements

Steps to Prepare and Apply

  1. Make sure you meet the CTS-D prerequisites: at least two years of design experience and a valid CTS.
  2. Read the CTS-D Candidate Handbook. It provides valuable information about the testing process and includes a copy of the application.
  3. Use the Exam Content Outline, Job Task Analysis, and CTS-D Sample Questions to determine any gaps between your knowledge and skills and those required to pass the exam.
  4. Submit your CTS-D Exam Application to AVIXA online, or submit a PDF application by fax, mail or email.
  5. Once your application has been approved, you will schedule your exam appointment directly with a Pearson VUE testing center near you.

CTS-D candidates will have access to all relevant math formulas on the computer screen while they test.

Preview math formulas

Celebrate Your Certification

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CTS-D 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.


Code of Ethics and Conduct

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Save With Membership

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CTS-D Exam Prep

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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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CTS-D Champion

Read how Danny Pratt, CTS-D, conquered the CTS-D exam and earned a promotion at his dream job.

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2020 Training Catalog

The 2020 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

Leverage your investment in employee certification with customizable press releases, logos, business cards, brochures, and bid sheets

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