CEDIA Electronic Systems Certified (ESC)

Formerly Gateway Certification

If you work in the residential electronics industry and want to broaden your knowledge this certification is for you. You don't have to be the technician or designer because the CEDIA ESC Certification was designed to enhance the general knowledge  of all home technology professionals regardless of their title.

Candidates may be students or career-changers entering the industry, or current professionals who want a credential that covers all aspects of the residential channel, and not just the work of technicians. The CEDIA ESC Certification serves as the foundation for higher level certifications and is recognized internationally.

Want to get started on your path to ESC certification? Use the following resources to help you prepare:

Learning Options

Publications & Resources

CEDIA’s Advanced Residential Electronics Systems and Fundamentals of Residential Electronic Systems books are comprehensive resources for you whole company and excellent study guides for certification.

Additionally, browse reference documents, standards, white papers, course participant guides, and more in our Resource Catalog.

Online Training

eCourses, lessons, webinars, and more are available in the CEDIA Training Catalog.

In-Person Training

Instructor-led classes provide a unique opportunity for interaction and hands-on learning. View our Training Events Calendar.


Keep your credential up-to-date by earning CEUs, taking a renewal exam, or taking a re-certification exam.


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