The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) recently completed its first CEDIA Boot Camp for 2002 at the new CEDIA Training Center in Indianapolis. The three-day training course armed custom electronic installers, designers and manufacturers with the most up-to-date custom installation techniques.

CEDIA Boot Camp, launched in 1997, provides comprehensive hands-on training for new hires and veterans who have a professional interest in the custom electronic design and installation industry, with the added opportunity to achieve CEDIA certification through the Installer Level 1 Exam. Participants gain powerful insight on everything from wiring basics to writing winning proposals, to the latest in custom installation and low voltage techniques. The course and skills-based training, designed by some of the industry’s most experienced installers, combine short lectures with hands-on workshops. Key concepts, definitions, techniques and procedures are drilled repeatedly throughout the course.

Due to the hands-on nature of the material, registration for each CEDIA Boot Camp session is limited. Those interested in attending sessions II and III are encouraged to register on-line at Additional Boot Camp programs will be held in Indianapolis later this year, April 10-12 and June 3-5.

“Qualified professionals are so important to our ever-growing industry. More and more employees are being hired for work ethics and personality and are then being trained in the field,” said Nicholas Pasyanos, CEDIA’s director of operations. “CEDIA Boot Camp is an important step in achieving a comprehensive education and training in the custom installation business. Not only is Boot Camp an ideal educational opportunity for new hires, but we are training manufacturers and veteran industry professionals with up-to-date and relevant industry techniques.”

For additional information on CEDIA Boot Camp, including a training schedule and/or directions to the CEDIA Training Center, call 1-800-669-5329.

CEDIA is global trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has more than 2,000 member companies worldwide. CEDIA members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. CEDIA is a not-for-profit organization based in Indianapolis, IN. For more information on CEDIA, visit the association’s web site at or call 1-800-669-5329.