TAMPA, Fla. May 21, 2012
The study confirms continued relevance for the RCDD, which is BICSI’s strongest credential. RCDD credential holders serve the ITS industry with expertise in the design, implementation and integration of ITS and its related infrastructure. With more than 7,500 RCDDs worldwide, BICSI’s recent study found that 99 percent of those who currently hold the RCDD plan to renew and maintain their credential. Nearly 65 percent of RCDDs have held their credential for more than 4 years, while about 35 percent have maintained the designation for more than 10 years. Many of these RCDDs own their own businesses or are partners in a business. For those RCDDs who are not self-employed, about 60 percent say that their continuing education costs are completely covered by their employer.
Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual TDMM
Most individuals holding the RCDD credential are also BICSI members. More than 20 percent of RCDDs have been BICSI members for 16 years or longer.
John D. Clark, Jr.
An RCDD has demonstrated knowledge in the design, integration and implementation of telecommunications and data transport systems and their related infrastructure. These individuals are uniquely positioned to create the detailed design of a new system and/or integrate design into an existing structure. The RCDD is one of the highest design credentials in the ITS industry and is recognized worldwide, including by many private and governmental organizations.
Jerry L. Bowman
BICSI is a professional association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry. ITS 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 fiber- and copper-based distribution systems, wireless-based systems and infrastructure that supports the transportation of information and associated signaling between and among communications and information gathering devices.
BICSI provides information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies in the ITS industry. We serve more than 23,000 ITS 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 ITS professionals in delivering critical products and services, and offer opportunities for continual improvement and enhanced professional stature.