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BICSI Installer 2, Copper® (INSTC®) Certification

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BICSI Installer 2, Copper (INSTC) Certification Information

Copper Installers are skilled at working with structured cabling systems (SCS) and network components.  Copper Installers shall perform duties in compliance with industry best practices, BICSI methodologies, standards, and codes. Copper Installers may work independently, as part of a team, as a team leader, or under the direction of a professional.

Please note: The Installer 2, Copper exam is not included in the course fee. An exam application must be completed separately. The application deadline is 7 days prior to your hands-on exam date. There is an additional $50 scheduling fee for all walk-in examinees.

 

INSTC Exam Information

  • Exam Eligibility

    • Option 1:
      Six months of verifiable full time equivalent structured cabling systems (SCS) field experience which may be obtained on-the job, in a trade school, or in an apprenticeship program AND have passed the BICSI instructor led hands-on training Installer 1 certificate program.
    • Option 2:
      One year of verifiable full-time equivalent Copper structured cabling systems (SCS) field experience which may be obtained on-the job, in a trade school, or in an apprenticeship program AND attend and successfully complete the BICSI’s instructor led hands-on training in Copper structured cabling systems (SCS) training.*
    • Option 3:
      Two years of verifiable full time equivalent structured cabling systems (SCS) field experience which may be obtained on-the job, in a trade school, or in an apprenticeship program AND have completed a minimum of 35 hours of documented continuing education in Copper structured cabling systems which may include training provided by BICSI, manufacturer training, college courses, industry training and/or vendor training. 

     
    * Exam approval is contingent upon successful completion of the training course.

    Installer 2, Copper experience in installation is defined as: hands-on experience with code compliant copper systems installation which includes preparation of pathways and spaces, integration, cable installation, termination and testing of copper, and field documentation.

  • Exam Blueprint

    The Installer 2, Copper Exam Blueprint shows the competency areas that are covered on the exam and should be reviewed prior to taking the exam.

    INSTC Exam Blueprint

  • Suggested Study

  • Exam Specifics

    Examination
    The Installer 2, Copper exam is currently based on BICSI’s ITSIMM and is a two-part exam – hands-on and written. To become a BICSI Installer 2, Copper, you must successfully pass both parts.

    Hands-On Examination
    The Installer 2, Copper hands-on exam is given the last day of the IN225 course, which is generally on a Friday afternoon (see course schedule). The hands-on performance exam consists of completing six tasks to industry standards, within a 20-minute per-task time limit. Proctors will give the pass/fail results after each task. If you fail to successfully complete one of the hands-on exam tasks, you will be given the opportunity to retest after each task on the same day at no additional cost. If you fail the same task twice or fail a total of two hands-on tasks, the hands-on exam will need to be retaken on another date.

    Written Examination
    The written exam can ONLY be taken after the hands-on exam has been completed successfully. The computer-based exam is two hours in length and consists of 100 questions drawn from BICSI’s ITSIMM. The exam is multiple choice, with questions based on both knowledge and application. All written exams must be scheduled through Pearson VUE.

    Exam Specifics

    • Number of Questions: 100
    • Allotted Examination Time: 2 hours
  • Application Process

    An exam application must be submitted online on the Credential Holder Dashboard at least 7 days prior to the scheduled hands-on exam date.

    • Exam application Fee: $335
    • Exam Retest Fee: $135
    • Hands-on Walk-In Exam Scheduling Fee: $50

     
    How to Apply


What Credential Holders are Saying About their Installation Credential


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David Levine, RCDD Director of Sales – Network Cabling Solutions, HellermannTyton, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

"The BICSI classes I have taken in both the design and installation of ICT systems have made me a more knowledgeable, valuable and respected participant in our industry. Could I have learned some of this by simply reading the standards? Sure, but BICSI design classes taught me why the standards are important, and BICSI installation classes taught me how to perform best practice-based installations to assure I meet those standards. BICSI training is an invaluable resource.”

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Fernando Chavez, RCDD Project Consultant, JBA Consulting Engineers Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

“I strongly believe BICSI has changed my life by giving me knowledge to be able to grow in the telecommunications field. Through my mentors and the BICSI courses I have completed, I have been able to cultivate my knowledge of telecommunications to levels I didn’t think possible.”

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Exam Application Fee

$335 - Non Refundable

There is an additional $50 scheduling fee for all walk-in exams.



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