CEDIA is a not-for-profit association which was founded in the United States in 1989. It is run by its members, representing standards and quality, and providing training in the professional installation and integration of AV, control and broader electronics systems in residential and commercial environments.
Everyone knows that to get electrical work done, you need a qualified electrician. In fact, in most places it’s a legal requirement to do so. However when it comes to the installation of audio visual equipment, networks, security, automation and control, or HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), there may not be any such legally binding qualifications in your country/region. Without a license or official qualification, how do you know what level of competency an installer may possess? CEDIA is the difference.
CEDIA and its members provide and apply extensive training to ensure projects are completed to the highest of standards. They know about product choices and integrity, how things work, how various elements interact for best performance, how to safely and neatly mount hardware, penetrate walls and work within building cavities, combined with knowledge of and adherence to requisite cabling and termination standards. In other words, they do it properly.