Today, CEDIA has announced the launch of the CEDIA Member of Excellence Program. There are two designations CEDIA members can achieve to demonstrate their company's commitment to delivering exceptional experiences to their clients: investing in professional development and technical excellence, and serving their community.

"We thought long and hard about how we wanted to approach this program," said Giles Sutton, senior VP of industry engagement. "It was important for the program to have a holistic approach and represent the core values that many CEDIA companies already share and the aspirational values that would challenge a company to reach the next level of professionalism."

The program is built upon a foundation of continuing education, customer service and community; CEDIA members who demonstrate achievement in these three areas will be granted the designation of CEDIA Advanced Member.

CEDIA member companies looking to achieve the highest level of designation — the CEDIA Member of Excellence — will need to fulfill the three primary requirements as well as a record of award winning craftsmanship, and a dedication to advanced industry certifications.

"The program has been crafted in a way that meets the needs of our global membership,” said Tabatha O’Connor, CEDIA global president and CEO. “Companies of all sizes, regardless of the market they serve, are eligible to participate. We are so excited to be able to provide this heightened platform to recognize and affirm those member companies who are consistently dedicated to excellence."

Companies that achieve the member of excellence or advanced member status will have access to exclusive CEDIA member benefits including marketing tools and a preferred listing in the CEDIA Finder Service. Additionally, CEDIA Members of Excellence will be eligible for an additional 5 percent off CEDIA training products.

CEDIA will be hosting three webinars during the week of Feb. 18 to answer questions and introduce members to the online application process.

Full details on the requirements for each designation as well as the submission process can be found at