BICSI Requirements:

 

The RCDD exam, a comprehensive application- and knowledge-based exam, is based on content found in the 13th edition of BICSI's Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM).

 

To sit for the RCDD credential, you must have at least one of the following:

v  Five years ICT design experience

v  Two 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:

v  The Communications ICT/Distribution Design Experience Checklist on pages 7-8 of the exam application handbook.

v  The RCDD Exam Application handbook. Application must be approved by BICSI before the applicant can sit for the RCDD exam.

v  Current resume—last 10 years of work history must be included. Limited to two pages.

v  A nonrefundable credentialing fee must accompany your application. This includes the cost of sitting for the RCDD exam.

v  Four 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.

 

Exam format:

v  Format: 3 hours, 120 questions, closed-book, multiple choice (application- and knowledge-based questions)

v  Pricing: Members—$325; Nonmembers—$525

v  Exam Retake Fee (if applicable): Members—$110; Nonmembers—$285

 

The CET RCDD Course has been approved for 30 Continuing Education Credits (CECs).

 

 

To sit for the OSP Designer credential examination, you must have:

v  A minimum of two years of approved and verifiable design experience in outside plant design. Generic ITS/distribution system design or experience in another area of specialization is not acceptable.

v  Successfully completed the ITS Fundamentals examination or hold a current RCDD.

The OSP Design exam is based on the 7h edition of BICSI’s Outside Plant Design Reference Manual (OSPDRM). Those passing the exam will become registered with the OSP Designer credential

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. 

Information on the exam is as follows:

v  Format: 2 hours, 100 questions, closed-book, multiple choice

v  Pricing for Members—Application fee $245, (Non-members $370), Exam fee $150 (non-members $275

v  Exam Fee (if applicable): Members—$150; Nonmembers—$275 . Retakes are $150 members, $275 non-members

The CET OSP course has been approved for 19 Continuing Education Credits (CECs).

To sit for the OSP Designer credential examination, you must have:

v  A minimum of two years of approved and verifiable design experience in outside plant design. Generic ITS/distribution system design or experience in another area of specialization is not acceptable.

v  Successfully completed the ITS Fundamentals examination or hold a current RCDD or RTIP.

The OSP credential is valid for three years. Within each three-year registration period, all OSP Designers must obtain a minimum of 24 BICSI approved continuing education credits (CECs).

The CET OSP Course has been approved for 19 Continuing Education Credits (CECs)

 

 


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