CEDIA University to Take Education and Certification Programs to Eight Cities in North America

Smaller classes and discounted rates make it easier than ever for residential electronics systems contractors to gain credibility and increase profits

Indianapolis, Ind. - When homeowners and builders have a choice between a contractor that has received reputable training and certification and one that has not, the choice is clear. Companies that make an investment in the education of their employees earn high returns in the form of credibility and increased profits.

CEDIA University is much more than the path to displaying the CEDIA -Certified logo on your proposals and installation vehicles. The high -quality courses are designed and taught by the most experienced and successful professionals in the residential electronics systems industry. CEDIA University turns new employees into savvy professionals and prepares your company to compete for the high -dollar, high profile business in your area.

Now, with CU On the Road, CEDIA is bringing its quality education programs to eight different cities throughout North America. The class sizes will be even smaller than usual and attendees have access to four classes over four days for just $200, which is a savings of up to $150. The format of these events will focus on concentrated areas of CEDIA University's five curricula. Certification reviews and exams, seminars, and full -day workshops will be offered as well.

2006 CU On the Road Schedule

February 8 - 11, Doubletree Hotel, Atlanta, GA

March 21 - 24, Crestron Headquarters, Rockleigh, NJ

April 21 - 24, Mobile Dynamics, Toronto, ON

May 5 - 8, Radisson President Hotel & Suites Vancouver Airport, Vancouver, BC

May 17 - 20, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc., Coopersburg, PA

June 7 - 10, Radisson Hotel Dallas North at Richardson, Dallas, TX

October 11 - 14, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., Fairfield, NJ

November 15 - 18, Extron Electronics, Anaheim, CA

For more information about CU On the Road, contact CEDIA at cuotr@cedia.org or call 800 -669 -5329 and visit the CEDIA website at www.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 electronic systems contractors 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.

CONTACT: Joshua Ryan Hall, 317 -639 -5135, joshua.hall@publicis -usa.com

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