Reach Higher to CTS-D!

The CTS-D is a specialized designation that demonstrates AV design knowledge. Many CTS-D holders are AV systems designers or engineers. After you earn your CTS credential, you can get this specialized designation. I've put together some resources to help you prepare.
Reach Higher to CTS-D!

Thinking About the CTS-D?

Fantastic! Congrats on embarking on the specialized designation to show your design experience. Before you begin preparing, take some time to review some key areas and take the FREE sample questions.

To sit for the CTS-D Exam, you must have:

  • Earned the CTS designation
  • Two years of experience in design, including designated experience in specific tasks found in the CTS-D Handbook

Courses to Help You Prep

Many designers prepare for their CTS-D by taking design courses. If you're an experienced designer, you might skip right to CTS-D Prep, which is offered as contract training or at the U.S. InfoComm show.

Self-Study Options

To help you prepare, we've put together some online training options. This is the suggested order, but feel free to change that depending on your experience.

Suggested Online Training

Sample Questions

View FREE sample questions to gauge your preparedness.

Visit to view this list anytime.

Share Your Thoughts!

What has helped you prepare for the exam? Share your tips below!