CEDIA Announces Sellout for Electronic Systems Technician Boot Camp at EXPO 2005

Registration swells from 2004; association finalizing overflow accommodations

Indianapolis, Ind. -The Custom Electronics Design Installation and Association (CEDIA) has announced that compared with the same time last year, Installer Level I Exam registration has increased 251 percent and Designer Exam registration has grown by 203 percent. In addition, total registration jumped an average of 192 percent over July 2004.


This year's Electronic Systems Technician (EST) Boot Camp, Installer Level II Certification Review and the Designer Certification Review have sold out for EXPO 2005, scheduled for Sept. 6 -11. The Electronic Systems Project Management (ESPM) classes are also filling up fast with some classes already sold out. According to Margaret Sheehan, Senior Director of Professional Development, there are many valuable CEDIA classes and full -day workshops available throughout the EXPO class schedule to fulfill education requirements and aspirations.

Additional 2005 dates for the EST Boot Camp include Oct. 5 -7, Nov. 16 -18 and Dec. 7 -9 at CEDIA headquarters in Indianapolis. In 2006, more than 50 of the educational offerings will be conveniently available across the US.

"This level of overflow is an indication of the strong demand for CEDIA certification by our members," said CEDIA Executive Director Billilynne Keller. "CEDIA University continues to grow vigorously, and we're pleased to have this kind of challenge ahead of us."

CEDIA University is making it more convenient to achieve certification by delivering the Installer Level I and Installer Level II Review classes and Certification exams online. This service will become available in August 2005, through CEDIA University at www.cedia.org/cediau. CEDIA is working with the Berlitz Language and Learning Centers across the United States in nearly every major city to offer the exams in a secure proctored environment. For more information about CEDIA Certification online, visit www.cedia.org/certification or email your questions to certification@cedia.org.

CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has more than 3,000 member companies worldwide. CEDIA members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. CEDIA members include Residential Electronics Systems Professionals who have emerged as the "fourth contractor" in the building and remodeling industries alongside electrical, plumbing and HVAC professionals. For more information on CEDIA, visit the association's Web site at www.cedia.org.

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