CEDIA said it will offer five CU on the Road training sessions nationwide this year, as well as “more than 10” Educational Boot Camps.

The CU on the Road dates are March 21 to 24 at Key Digital in Mt. Vernon, N.Y.; April 27 to 30 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada (specific location TBA); June 6 to 9 at Chief Manufacturing in Savage, Minn,; and November 15 to 18 at Planar in Portland, Ore. An additional date will be announced for a stop at Monster Cable in San Francisco.

“CU on the Road sessions are opportunities for residential electronic systems professionals to take highly respected CEDIA certification classes at locations closer to home,” said the organization. Included are Electronic Systems Designer and Electronic Systems Technician classes. Attendees can earn CEUs at the events as well as take the required CEDIA certification exams.

CU on the Road classes, to be offered at all locations, include the Electronic Systems Designer Core Curriculum (Distributed Audio Systems Overview, Fundamentals of Basic Analog Distributed Audio Systems, Fundamentals of Home Theater Design); Electronic Systems Designer Seminars and Workshops (Acoustical Treatment/Home Theater Design Workshop, The Practical Application of Home Theater Design, Residential Retrofit Installation Techniques); Electronic Systems Technician Core Curriculum (Introduction to Codes and Standards, Basic Multi-Channel A/V Layout, Component Installation, Video Display Technologies and Video Set-Up and Calibration); and Electronic Systems Technician Seminars

(High Performance Home Theater Audio Calibration, Advanced Home Network Design and Installation Workshop).

CEDIA’s hands-on Boot Camp seminars, meanwhile, offer “education for all types of residential electronic systems professionals from designers and entry-level technicians to project managers and advanced technicians,” said the organization.

“These new Boot Camps get to the heart of what CEDIA is all about,” said CEDIA Executive Director Don Gilpin. “Our goal is to teach the best practices of the industry and raise the level of customer satisfaction, as well as increase contractor profits.”

All CEDIA Boot Camps are held in a high-tech facility, filled with “extraordinary” equipment donated by CEDIA member companies. CEDIA says Boot Camps also provide networking opportunities for installation professionals.

EST Basic Residential Boot Camps will be held February 27 to March 1, March 28 to 30, May 7 to 9, June 12 to 14 and October 22 to 24. EST Advanced Residential Boot Camp will be held February 20 to 22, May 10 to 12, July 17 to 19, and October 25 to 27. ESPM Residential Boot Camp will be held March 26 to 27, July 30 to 31, and November 1 to 2.To register for a CU on the Road event, visit http://www.cedia.org/education/on_the_road.php. To register for a CEDIA Boot Camp, visit http://www.cedia.org/education/bootcamp_est.php.