BICSI Certification FAQs

 In Network Cabling

CKC Data Solutions designs and installs telecommunications infrastructure for your company, such as air-blown fiber optics, IP cameras, access control, and cabling. 

One of the things we are proud of is our association with BICSI and our certifications with this internationally recognized organization. 

Today, our expert team answers frequently asked questions about BICSI certification.

What is a BICSI certification? 

Building Industry Consulting Service International, a global organization, offers credentials for information and communications technology (ICT) professionals based on best industry practices.

Why do telecommunications companies hold BICSI certifications?

These credentials are globally recognized as the premier standard for ICT companies.

How many different BICSI certifications are there?

There are eight of them. 

  1. Installer 1
  2. Installer 2, Copper
  3. Installer 2, Optical Fiber
  4. Technician
  5. Outside Plant (OSP) Designer
  6. Registered Telecommunications Project Manager (RTPM)
  7. Data Center Design Consultant (DCDC)
  8. Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD)

The RCDD certification is the highest level of BICSI certification an individual can have.

Why is BICSI an industry leader for certifications?

Several reasons, including:

  1. Developing tests and certifications from a diverse range of subject matter experts in the ICT field.
  2. Highlighting practical, real-world applications and case studies that technicians will likely see in the field during their daily tasks.
  3. Multiple career paths based on the level of expertise a technician wants to have. Much like a college career, these certifications start with the simplest ones and progressively become more complex as each tech learns and grows.
  4. Continuing education with renewable certificates.
  5. One of the top certifications employers look for on job postings for the industry.
  6. Improving a company’s reputation due to a strong knowledge base.
  7. Demonstrating competencies when performing work on various telecommunications projects.

How long do BICSI certifications last?

Three years — after that, technicians must earn continuing education credits offered or recognized by BICSI for recertification.

The exception is the Installer 1 certificate, which is non-renewable. 

How much does BISI certification cost?

Costs range from $1,675 for Installer 1 up to $3,915 for data center design. 

Can I get financial assistance for taking BICSI certification exams?

Yes, financial assistance is offered through the GI Bill and military benefits.

How much does a BICSI membership cost?

Telecommunications installation workers can become BICSI members to receive per-course discounts on BICSI certifications.

Memberships cost $199 a year, $359 for two years, and $514 for three years.

Who holds BICSI certifications in Springfield, MO?

Professional and certified installers at CKC Data Solutions hold various BICSI certifications, so you know that we’ll expertly handle your project.

Contact CKC Data Solutions or call (417) 812-5251 for more information on how we can help take your business to the next level with world-class telecommunications infrastructure. 

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