CEDIA’s government affairs efforts are designed to support members and ensure that their abilities to own and operate their businesses are not impeded.

Our mission is to influence public policy to protect CEDIA members, the electronics industry, and consumers. 

The association achieves this mission by developing, monitoring, and disseminating information regarding legislative and regulatory issues; developing and implementing public policy strategies; and driving participation at a grassroots level.

View our Government Affairs brochure below for more information.

Licensing Resources

Learn about the licensing and regulations that apply to home technology work in your state.

  • CEDIA Licensing and Regulatory Reference Directory (member benefit): This directory provides a summary of applicable licensing and regulations in the U.S. and Canada. To browse the directory, log in here and navigate to the My Benefits page under My CEDIA.
  • Statutory Research Documents (member benefit): Through CEDIA vendor MultiState Associates Inc., browse in-depth details on applicable licensing and regulations in the U.S. and Canada. To get started, log in here and navigate to the My Benefits page under My CEDIA.

Legislative Resources


  • Priority Bills: See a regularly updated list of the top-priority proposed legislation CEDIA is tracking and lobbying.
  • Legislative Tracking: Through CEDIA vendor MultiState Associates Inc., browse in-depth details on the proposed industry-related legislation CEDIA is tracking. To get started, log in here and navigate to the My Benefits page under My CEDIA.

Key Issues


  • State Licensing: The technology-based skills needed to work on residential electronic systems have become more specialized. CEDIA works to ensure fair and equitable licensing is implemented and properly represents the scope of work of home technology professionals.  
  • Security/Home Automation Licensing: Many CEDIA members are home technology professionals with bona fide qualifications and experience with home automation systems. With technology converging, security systems now have home automation capabilities. CEDIA works to ensure its members are not required to meet the additional security licensing requirements for all the work a home technology professional does – not just the work related to security systems.
  • Electronic Waste: More and more states are drafting legislation for the environment-friendly disposal of electronic waste. View CEDIA’s position paper on e-waste (PDF). 

Additional Resources

  • Safety Tips and Regulations for Electronic Systems Professionals: This white paper gives an overview of jobsite safety tips and requirements, including what home technology professionals need to know about the EPA’s rules on lead-based paint. Download now.
  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS): The NAICS is the standard used by the federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy. NAICS has replaced the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system.
  • 238210 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in installing and servicing electrical wiring and equipment. Contractors included in this industry may include both the parts and labor when performing work. These contactors may perform new work, additions, alterations, maintenance, and repairs

2017 NAICS     Corresponding Index Entries     

238210             Alarm system (e.g. fire, burglar), electric, installation only

238210             Audio equipment installation (except automotive) contractors

238210             Communication equipment installation

238210             Electrical, electrical wiring, and low-voltage electrical work

238210             Home automation system installation

238210             Lighting system installation

238210             Low-voltage electrical work

238210             Sound equipment installation

For more information, including tips on contacting your legislators, contact Director of Government Affairs Darren Reaman at 317.328.4336 ext. 144 or via email.

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If you are ready to expand your network, connect as part of a safe and supportive group, and learn from industry leaders, then now is the time to join a CEDIA Group. 



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