For Current CTS Holders
Whether you just earned your certification, or have had it for some time, you can find what you need to market and renew your CTS® here.
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CTS Could Give You a Bigger Paycheck
According to the AVIXA® 2020 META: Pro‑AV Channel Employment Report, certifications provide a substantial return on investment:
“CTS accreditation is worth a little more than a 7% raise, a more advanced CTS‑I (Certified Technology Specialist‑Installation) designation is worth about a 14% raise, and the most advanced CTS‑D (Certified Technology Specialist‑Design) is worth an almost 30% raise.”
If you have been thinking about getting a specialized designation, or adding another one, this is a potential benefit to keep in mind.
If you make hiring decisions for your organization, this report can help you navigate current trends. Discounts available for Silver and Gold level Enterprise Members.
Hear Joé Lloyd, AVIXA’s Sr. Director of Communications, and AVNation’s Tim Albright discuss the importance of global standards and certifications in the AV industry.
Maintain Your Certification
CTS certifications are awarded for a period of three years. To maintain your certification, you must complete minimum levels of continuing education during each three-year period and must reaffirm your commitment to the CTS Code of Ethics and Conduct.
Show Your Certification
First, be sure you have claimed your digital badge. These digital badges can be used in email signatures, personal websites, social media sites such as LinkedIn and Twitter, as well as on electronic copies of resumes.
At InfoComm shows, we’re unveiling new, interactive ways to celebrate our CTS holders and recognize their global reach. Even if you won’t be attending a show, you can still take part in this CTS celebration.
To complete your listing, log in to your AVIXA® profile and add a photo. Learn how.
Documents and Resources
If you need to take a look at the handbook, find a form, look at the job task analysis and more, you can find them here.
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
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.
CTS Exam Prep
The CTS Exam Guide — Second Edition is your study resource — if you excel at learning from books. You can fit this self-paced prep into your schedule anytime, anywhere.
Find a CTS Professional
Use this directory to verify CTS credentials and find CTS holders near you. Choose filters that help you narrow your search by CTS designation, region and industry role.