CEDIA Issues New Membership Requirements
The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) announced the second phase of new requirements for membership that raises the affiliation standards for member companies.
Set to take effect January 31, 2006, the second phase will require all member companies to employ at least one full-time CEDIA-certified professional. Companies who qualify will be considered "full" members of the association. This ensures that CEDIA members represent the highest level of excellence in the custom electronics industry and bring a significant competitive advantage to the marketplace, according to a CEDIA press statement.
"CEDIA membership is growing tremendously, and we want to make sure we present the 'cream of the crop' for our members," says Ray Lepper, CEDIA president and owner of Home Media Stores in Richmond, Va. "Requiring companies to employ a full-time CEDIA-certified professional will allow the association to emphasize its brand essence within the custom electronics industry and raise the standards for non-members who are striving to achieve excellence in their work. This can only be obtained if the company is a CEDIA member."