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Registered Communications Distribution Designer® (RCDD®)

Critical to building infrastructure development, this BICSI flagship program involves design and implementation of telecommunications distribution systems.

Those who achieve the RCDD designation have demonstrated their knowledge in the creation, planning, integration, execution and/or detailed-oriented project management of telecommunications and data communications technology.

The RCDD status conveys instant advantages over the competition:
  • Professional designation of excellence
  • A highly regarded status recognized and mandated by many private and state organizations
  • Noted mark of design knowledge valued internationally
  • An indication of experience and knowledge known throughout the ICT industry

For additional information regarding the RCDD Certification, please review our RCDD Certification Handbook.

Already an RCDD?  Contact the BICSI Credentialing Dept. credentialing@bicsi.org to order your stamp.


RCDD Credentialing Process

  • Why

    Why Get Certified?

    • Pinnacle designation in the ICT field
    • Recognized by the ICT Community and employers
    • Required in bids and job requirements
    • Uses the Latest Technologies, Methods and Best Practices
    • Opens doors and new opportunities for career growth
    • Enhances Credibility
    • Recognized Globally
    • Built with Your Career in Mind
    • Meets the Highest Standards


    RCDDs are CRITICAL (PDF) to the building design process. 

    Did you know that the RCDD is a U.S. Department of Defense requirement?
    Page 3 of the Department of Defense UFC lists the RCDD as a requirement for all telecom design projects.

  • Decide

    Exam Eligibility Requirements

    Applicants must meet specific educational and/or work experience criteria at the time they submit their application in order to be eligible to take the RCDD exam. The requirements are outlined below:

    Required Experience:

    Five years of information and communications technology (ICT) industry design experience within the last ten years.


    Two years of verifiable ICT design experience within the last ten years and three years of additional ICT equivalents chosen from combinations of experience, approved education and approved ICT license/certification (i.e. NTS, WD, CCNA). BICSI reserves the right to determine what is approved curriculum and approved ICT license/certification.

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“It is widely accepted that the RCDD is one of the most prestigious credentials in the industry. Possessing it enhances my credibility in leadership roles, and allows me to pass on valuable information related to the ever-changing and expanding ICT industry.”
– Richard Tovo, RCDD, INSTF, Field Director, Iron Arch Technology, La Crescenta, California, USA

“By passing the RCDD exam, many doors have opened and I have been given new opportunities to grow my future. My RCDD  credential and the BICSI organization have given me not only a job, but a career. I have growth and plans that I never thought possible. Passing the exam and growing into my job has put me into a position where I can live a comfortable life.”
– Fernando Chavez, RCDD
Project Consultant, JBA Consulting Engineers
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

“My RCDD credential gave me the opportunity to secure a job with the University of California Los Angeles. The DD102 course provided the best practices and standards knowledge to [my] department, as well as other departments we work closely with [and helps] us to be consistent in our work.”
– Jorge Olmos, RCDD
Project Engineer, UCLA
Montebello, California, USA