frequently asked questions

The Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) credential is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated knowledge in the design, integration and implementation of telecommunications and data communications transport systems and related infrastructure. The RCDD credential is achieved by passing a rigorous examination and maintained by meeting continuing education requirements and by frequent interaction with other members of the ITS community. An RCDD is uniquely positioned to create the detailed design of new systems and/or the integration of a design into an existing system. The RCDD credential is globally recognized within the ITS industry. Whether you are a contractor, an architect or a facility owner, having an RCDD offers you important professional advantages:


BICSI-Certified ITS Professionals study safety procedures and practices including personal protective equipment, hazardous environments and electrical earthing. This goes far beyond the material presented in many of the local and regional codes.


Vendor Neutrality

RCDDs and Installers are tested from a vendor-neutral viewpoint and are not inhibited specific product criteria. BICSI certification encourages innovation, use of advanced industry techniques and big picture thinking.

Access to Resources

BICSI-Certified ITS Professionals have access to a steady flow of professional, technical and industry information. BICSI's requirements for continuous education minimize the impact of the constant changes, updates and revisions in information transport systems industry standards and practices.

Preparation for Future

The required continuing education and access to steady flow of the latest industry information allows RCDDs, to be knowledgeable about emerging technologies and helps you plan long-term solutions for your organization.


The RCDD is independently tested. Every RCDD has successfully completed and passed an extensive exam on the fundamentals of telecommunications distribution design.

Continuing Education

BICSI-certified ITS professionals must keep their knowledge current to maintain their credentials. RCDDs are required to renew every three years, earning 45 hours of continuing education AND attending at least one BICSI conference where they share knowledge and experiences with their industry peers, as well as participate in industry updates.


BICSI RCDDs are tested on their working knowledge of industry codes and standards that are applicable in their region. They are also taught the importance of local and international codes and best practices. By gaining knowledge of standards, codes and proper installation and design practices, BICSI professionals have demonstrated the ability to understand the entire scope of a project and have been tested

With the rapid changes in technology and consolidation of various building systems, it is in your best interest to have a Certified Technology Specialist work with you and your staff.

At Solutions i3, we offer you technical expertise without vendor prejudice. Our job is to understand your goals and, with you, create a plan that meets those goals. We are your advocate with Architects and Engineers ensuring space requirements are met, the plan is followed.

With the multitude of systems and services available, it is imperative that your consultant provide objective recommendations based upon your specific requirements.

BICSI has established the Ethics Committee, the Code of Ethics and the RCDD Standards of Conduct to reinforce the BICSI position on the importance of its members exhibiting the highest principles of professional and ethical behavior in the provision of their products and services associated with the information transport systems industry. Adherence to these codes and standards serves to enhance public confidence in the integrity and service of RCDDs. Therefore an adherence to the RCDD Standards of Conduct is mandatory to maintain all BICSI RCDD credentials.

Principles for RCDD's include:

* Maintain the highest standard of personal conduct.
* Protect and enhance the reputation of the BICSI organization and the RCDD program and designation through my actions.
* Maintain the confidentiality of privileged information entrusted or known to me by virtue of my office, unless disclosure is required by law or agreement.
* Be accurate and truthful in my dealings with clients and be careful not to misrepresent the quality, availability or ability of my services.
* Refrain from representing competitors to the public in a disparaging or demeaning manner, but work with them and compete with them in a reasonable and professional manner for the benefit and advancement of our profession.
* Respect a client's decision in the selection of competitive services. Continue to offer and provide that client with quality services for as long as is desirable and proper.
* Serve all members of the public impartially, providing no substandard service based on that individual's age, race, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability or religious belief.
* Support BICSI's Mission to promote economical, efficient, flexible and safe information transport systems (ITS) and distribution facilities for voice, data, audio, video, security and safety, and other services in commercial and multi-family facilities through the adherence to all relevant codes and laws and BICSI methodologies, where appropriate.* Disclose any conflict of interest as soon as you become aware of the conflict.
* Be truthful and accurate in all statements and other forms of communications made for professional purposes.
* Accept responsibility for your actions, whether verbal, written, or physical.
* Acknowledge the work(s) of others and give them proper credit for their work.
* Avoid false and misleading statements or malicious actions that might injure another person's reputation or bring harm to their person or property.
* Treat all individuals fairly and with respect to their person or position. Do not discriminate against an individual's race, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, culture or nationality.

If you believe an RCDD has violated this code, please submit your concern to Member Violations