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Since the official break-up of AT&T in 1984 in the United States, BICSI (pr. "BIK SEE") (the "Building Industry Consulting Service International") has assumed the role that AT&T's free service, BICS, fulfilled in helping with the development and design for information technology 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. This organization's certifications are considered the defacto certification for cable installers and designers who specialize in complex voice/data cable layouts.


Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD)
Registered Information Technology Professional (RITP)
Electronic Safety and Security Designer (ESS)
Registered Telecommunications Project Manager (RTPM(i))
Network Transport Systems Designer (NTS)
Outside Plant Designer (OSP)
Wireless Designer (WD)

Installation Credentials

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

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