Education

How to Prepare for Your CTS-Design (CTS-D) Exam

To sit for the CTS-D Exam, you must have:

  • Earned the CTS designation
  • Two years of experience in design

Many designers prepare for their CTS-D by taking the following three hands-on, onsite courses, or, if you're an experienced designer, you might skip right to CTS-D Prep.

  • AV Design Level 1: Environment — Explore elements that affect the planning and design of the environments with sound reinforcement, display, projection needs, best practices, and more in this three-day classroom course.
  • AV Design Level 2: Infrastructure — Learn about the elements that affect the planning and design of the infrastructure supporting AV environments including HVAC, electrical, cable pathways, lighting and IT connectivity in this three-day classroom course.
  • AV Design Level 3: Applied Design — Apply the best practices from Level 1 and 2 as you work through the complete design process, from conducting a needs analysis to completing the design package.

If it has been awhile since you took the courses above, or you're an experienced designer looking for a final review, check out:

  • CTS-D Prep Virtual Classroom — Take this intensive four-week course to review design terminology, AV design math skills, and the processes associated with designing an AV environment and infrastructure.

Call +1.703.273.7200 to talk to your regional representative about planning a customized path.

Remember: There is no single publication or class that will prepare you for the exam, nor are you obligated to take InfoComm courses.