To sit for the RCDD credential, you must have at least one of the following:
vFive years ICT design experience
vTwo years verifiable ICT design experience and three years additional ICT equivalents chosen from combinations of experience, approved education and approved ICT license/certification
The following items must be completed and submitted to BICSI World Headquarters 30-days prior to your chosen exam date:
vThe Communications ICT/Distribution Design Experience Checklist on pages 7-8 of the exam application handbook.
vThe RCDD Exam Application handbook. Application must be approved by BICSI before the applicant can sit for the RCDD exam.
vCurrent resume—last 10 years of work history must be included. Limited to two pages.
vA nonrefundable credentialing fee must accompany your application. This includes the cost of sitting for the RCDD exam.
vFour letters of reference. Letters must be dated and include a contact telephone number and e-mail address. The letters should be from the following:
v-One personal reference.
v-Two from different clients or customers whom you have recently completed design work. The letter should explain specific details of the design work performed (scope of the project), where the work was performed, by whom and level of satisfaction. Generic details will be rejected.
v-One from your current employer stating your design work projects, how long you have been working on these projects and dates.
Note: If you are self employed or a principal of your company, you must provide an additional letter of reference from a client or customer, for a total of three client reference letters.
The RCDD credential is valid for three years. Within each three-year period, all RCDDs must obtain a minimum of 45 BICSI-approved continuing education credit (CEC) hours. As part of this 45-hour requirement, attendance in at least one BICSI conference during the three-year period is mandatory. The RCDD registration must be renewed every three years. BICSI reserves the right in determining what is considered approved curriculum and/or approved ITS license/certification.
BICSI Exam: Is administered in a computer-based testing (CBT) format through Pearson VUE Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Locations can be found on their website at www.pearsonvue.com/BICSI . Once your application from BICSI has been approved you will recieve an email with your confirmation number. With this confirmation number you can make an appointment to test at your local Pearson VUE testing center.
The OSP credential is valid for three years. Within each three-year registration period, all OSP Designers must obtain a minimum of 24 BICSI offered or approved continuing education credits (CECs). These CECs must be of a technical nature and directly related to the particular area of specialty within the ITS industry.