Structured cabling training and certifications available for all skill levels

TAMPA, Florida., March 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — BICSI, the association advancing the information and communications technology (ICT) profession, today announced the release of its newly revised ICT Cabling Installer Curriculum. The installation program includes a technical manual, four progressive courses and four subsequent certification exams. BICSI’s reputation as the preeminent resource for the connected world reinforces the globally recognized installer as the best option for industry employers to train their employees, as well as for the next generation of ICT professionals looking to start a rewarding career.

According to a August 2021 report by Allied Market Research“[t]The global structured cabling market size was valued at $10.62 billion in 2020, and should reach $20.88 billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of 7.4% from 2021 to 2030.” With this increase in structured cabling projects comes an increased need for professionally trained installers and cabling technicians.

BICSI certifications themselves are in high demand for developing an individual’s personal career and earning potential. Employers seek BICSI-certified ICT professionals for their expertise in structured cabling projects. Many areas of work specifically require BICSI certified individuals to be included as part of the project offering. These certifications are a symbol of a professional’s demonstrated expertise in the design and/or installation of ICT systems, and this certification is a hard-earned achievement through rigorous training and study of courses and publications. associated produced by BICSI.

BICSI’s Cabling Installer Program offers hands-on, application-focused training and certifications. These are based on best practices and follow a clear career path accommodating all skill levels, from beginner to expert installation experience.

  • Installer 1 (INST1)
    For those with little or no experience installing structured cabling, IN101: BICSI Installer 1 Training provides installers with the basic knowledge and skills needed to operate safely and effectively on the job and in accordance with requirements, recommendations and best practices. Successful completion of the Installer 1 exam will award a non-renewable certificate distinguishing the individual as a BICSI Installer 1 (INST1).
  • Installer 2, Copper (INSTC)
    Next in the installation career path is copper wiring training. IN225: Installer 2, Copper Training gives students an in-depth look at installing, terminating and testing copper cables. This includes copper transmission principles and general safety practices associated with copper cabling. Those who pass the Installer 2, Copper exam will receive the BICSI Installer 2, Copper (INSTC) certification.
    Installer 2, Fiber Optic (INSTF)
    Installers who progress through this industry career path can then pursue Installer 2, Fiber Optic (INSTF) certification. IN250: Installer 2, Optical Fiber Training gives students the knowledge to pull, terminate, splice and test fiber cabling. The course includes topics on fiber transmission principles and general safety practices associated with working with fiber cabling.
  • Technician (TECH)
    Progressing along the installation career path will take individuals to Technician (TECH) certification. TE350: Technician training helps learners transition smoothly from individual team member to team leader as supervisor. This course includes modules on cable termination, splicing, testing, and troubleshooting, as well as topics such as bonding and grounding (earthing), firestop practices, and management of project.

Once technicians have achieved TECH certification, their career path can continue to progress with additional BICSI certifications such as Registered Telecommunications Project Manager (RTPM) or Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD).

All course content and certification exams are based on BICSI Information Technology Systems Installation Methods Handbook (ITSIMM). As the cornerstone of the Program, the ITSIMM is written by a team of qualified experts and is based on the latest ICT standards and best practices to produce the highest quality cabling installation projects.

“BICSI is excited to release this updated curriculum and begin certifying the world’s future cabling professionals on the latest trends and technologies,” said BICSI’s Managing Director. John H. Daniels, CNM, FACHE, FHIMSS. “BICSI’s certification process begins with our best-in-class training programs that provide the knowledge and hands-on experience needed to help emerging and current ICT professionals thrive in the rapidly changing connected world.”

Courses and certification exams are conducted in-person and virtually. For more information on the BICSI Cabling Installer, go to

BICSI is a professional association supporting the advancement of the information and communications technology (ICT) profession and currently serves over 26,000 members and credential holders. BICSI is the preeminent resource for the connected world. Based at Tampa, FloridaUnited States, BICSI membership covers nearly 100 countries.


Patricia D. Rutt