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Since the official break-up of AT&T in 1984 in the United States, the Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI) assumed the role that AT&T's free service, BICS, fulfilled in helping with the development and design for information transport systems (ITS) such as the ANSI/EIA/TIA 568B structured cabling system standard.

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the organization has membership in nearly 100 countries. It certifies cable installers and designers who specialize in complex voice/data cable layouts.

Professional credentials[edit]

Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) Established in 1984, RCDDs demonstrate knowledge in the design, integration and implementation of information transport systems (ITS) and related infrastructure components.

Registered Telecommunication Project Manager (RTPM) Information transport systems (ITS) professionals pursuing excellence within the industry should consider becoming a BICSI RTPM.

Data Center Design Consultant (DCDC) Established in 2011, Data Center Design Consultants demonstrate knowledge in data center design.

Outside Plant (OSP) Designer Established in 2001, OSP Designers demonstrate knowledge in outside plant design.

Retired credentials[edit]

Registered Information Technology Professional (RITP) Established in 2010, the RITP was created for individuals who work in the ITS industry but do not design ITS systems or have limited design experience including instructors, educators, management and sales personnel.

Electronic Safety and Security (ESS) Designer Established in 2009, ESS Designers demonstrate knowledge in electronic safety and security design.

Wireless Designer (WD) Established in 2005, Wireless Designers demonstrate knowledge in wireless systems and design.

Network Technology Systems (NTS) Designer Established in 1995 as the LAN Specialist, NTS Designers demonstrate knowledge in local area networks (LANs) and internetworking design.

Retired credentials are no longer offered for certification, but valid holders of retired credentials may still claim to have earned them.

Installation credentials[edit]

ITS Technician
ITS Installer 2, Optical Fiber
ITS Installer 2, Copper
ITS Installer 2
ITS Installer 1

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