Who are BICSI?


BICSI is a not for profit, professional association supporting the advancement of the information and communications technology (ICT) community. ICT covers the spectrum of voice, data, electronic safety & security, project management and audio & video technologies. It encompasses the design, integration and installation of pathways, spaces, optical fibre and copper-based distribution systems, wireless-based systems and infrastructure that supports the transportation of information and associated signalling between and among communications and information-gathering devices.

BICSI’s mission of providing excellent educational resources, promoting skills sharing and assessing knowledge with professional registration programs is now recognised worldwide.

Established in 1974 by a small group of people from various telecoms companies and manufacturers to problem-solve and find better ways of performing their jobs. The RCDD benchmark design course was established in 1984 with the most recent update, the 13th Edition, being published in 2014.

BICSI serves nearly 23,000 ICT professionals, including designers, installers, and technicians. These individuals provide the fundamental infrastructure for telecommunications, audio/video, life safety and automation systems. Through courses, conferences, publications and professional registration programs, BICSI staff and volunteers assist ICT professionals in delivering critical products and services, and offer opportunities for continual improvement and enhanced professional stature.

What are BICSI CECs?

Networks Centre Training Academy offers BICSI Continuing Education Credits (CECs) which are designed for the consistent application and assignment of knowledge. This enables BICSI credential holders to maximise their training resources and experience. We provide a selection of courses which adhere to the BICSI CEC policy.
Course Description BICSI CECS
BICSI RCDD Accreditation 37
BICSI DCDC Accreditation 37
BICSI Cabling Installation Program 30 per course
City & Guilds 3667-101 Basic Principles of Communications Cabling 7
City & Guilds 3667-102/103 Fibre Optic Cabling in an Internal & External Environment 35
Versiv Test Professional 7

Why are continuing education credits required?

  • To document professional development activities during certification renewal period
  • To demonstrate that individuals are staying abreast of developments in a rapidly changing industry
  • To establish validity and creditability to the registration designation

What is a CEC?

A BICSI CEC or Continuing Education Credit is the amount of voluntary hours of professional education or training delegates complete. One hour is assigned for each productive classroom hour of formal training that pertains to the design or installation of structured telecommunications cabling systems. The average is 7 credit hours per full day of training.

BICSI CEC point values will vary between courses and are subject to change.

How do I receive credit hours?

Individuals who are filing for registration (e.g., RCDD) renewal need to send copies of course outlines and certificates of completion to the BICSI Credentialing Department for review and assignment of credit hours to their individual record. For courses that are pre-recognized by BICSI, only a certificate of completion is needed. If the course is not listed, a completed Individual CEC Application and supporting documentation is required.

Where do I send my CEC request?

For information about how to send your CEC request, visit the BICSI website HERE.

How long does it take for CECs to appear on my transcripts?

Please allow up to 30-days from the date of submittal for the CECs to post to your transcript. This also includes CECs earned at BICSI events including conference and courses.

Networks Centre Training Academy will help delegates with CEC requests and course support. Please contact our technical team on 01403 754233 or email training@networkscentre.com