The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) estimates that 34% of builders now offer structured wiring packages as standard or optional amenities.

Electrical contractors can keep up with the growing home networking market and learn the latest in custom installation and low-voltage techniques by attending Session III of the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) Boot Camp. This three-day training course, offered June 3-5 at the new CEDIA training center in Indianapolis, will provide installers with comprehensive hands-on training and the opportunity to achieve CEDIA certification through the Installer Level 1 Exam.

Participants will learn about wiring basics, writing winning proposals and the latest in custom installation and low-voltage techniques. The course and skills-based training combines 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 session III are encouraged to register online at

“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.”