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 1: Environment (online, classroom) — Explore the elements that affect the planning and design of the AV environment based on the user’s needs and perspective
  • AV Design 2: Infrastructure (onlineclassroom) — Discover the relationship between base building infrastructure and AV design and performance
  • AV Design 3: Applied Design (online, classroom) — Explore in-depth technical aspects of AV design by examining signal flow and processing and inter-device communication

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.

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

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