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Course Overview

The Registered Communications Distribution Designer Course (RCDD) is designed for IT Professionals seeking to gain an advanced understanding of telecommunication systems.
The BICSI RCDD DD102 is an intensive 5-day course that focuses on designing a structured cabling system. You will design telecommunications spaces, horizontal and backbone distribution systems, respond to and bid an RFQ and select media. Effective strategies utilised to enhance your learning experience. This includes case studies and structured application exercises using modernised blueprints with solutions based upon real-world conditions.

The DD102 course was developed using the following materials:

  • Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM) 13th edition
  • ANSI/TIA/EIA standards
  • National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • National Electrical Safety Code (NESC)
  • Lightning Protection Standard (NFPA 780)
  • Best Practices from numerous international codes and standards

Course exam fees apply and are charged separately by BICSI. Please reference the BICSI website for up to date fees.

Download the BICSI RCDD Course Booklet


What are the course requirements?
IT Professionals are recommended to have at least five years of distribution design experience OR two years of distribution design experience AND Three years of additional ICT equivalents (experience, approved education and approved ICT license/certification) Equivalents including BICSI or industry design courses or certifications with experience from the last 10 years.

150 Hours of independent study is required for the exam. The application process will require references.

How do you complete BICSI RCDD?
The RCDD accreditation is achieved by passing a comprehensive, application-based and knowledge-based exam rooted in the Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM).

Course Objectives

Students will advance knowledge of Data Centre Design and Implementation, with a focus on achieving flexible, cost-effective and future-ready systems.


  • Your student workbook
  • Print or Electronic Version of the Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM) 13th Edition
  • A laptop or tablet