Registered Communications Distribution Designer® (RCDD®)
BICSI RCDD Certification Information
Critical to building infrastructure development, this BICSI flagship program involves design and implementation of telecommunications distribution systems.
Being recognized as a BICSI RCDD has many advantages, including
- A positive impact on your professional image
- Recognition by the ICT Community as a Subject Matter Expert
- New job and promotion opportunities
- Higher Salary possibilities
- An expanded ICT career field
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.
For additional information regarding the RCDD Certification, please download the RCDD Certification Handbook.
RCDD Credentialing Process
Applicants must meet one of the following eligibility options in order to apply for the
RCDD certification exam.
Option #1: Two years of verifiable full-time work experience in ICT design AND a current BICSI certification holder as BICSI TECH™, RTPM®, DCDC® or OSP.
Option #2: Two years of verifiable full-time equivalent work experience in ICT design AND completion of two years of higher education course work in ICT. Two years of higher education course work in ICT may include:
• STEM or trade school
• Two-year degree
• ICT and industry-related programs, apprenticeships or certifications
• Military training equivalent Evidence of completion of higher education course work includes:
• Registrar’s documentation
• Other bona fide documents
Option #3: Five years of verifiable ICT experience.
Please RCDD-Cred-Handbook p8 to view definitions and examples of ICT Experience, ICT Design related work experience and ICT Degree or course work.
No two candidates come to the exam with the same knowledge base, as ICT experience and educational backgrounds vary; therefore, it is not possible to train for or teach to the exam in its entirety. The best way to prepare is to review and study each functional area of the exam content outline for the RCDD Exam, as well as the suggested materials below:
MID-CAREER (Two to five years of experience)
• 150+ TDMM study hours
ADVANCED CAREER (Five plus years of experience)
• 125+ TDMM study hours
Number of Questions ..............................................100
Allotted Examination Time..................................... 2.5 Hours
The exam contains 100 scored items which include multiple choice; multiple response and enhanced matching item types. Item options range between 3 and 5 options.
The following items must be completed and submitted to BICSI on your BICSI online profile.
• A fully completed online RCDD Exam Application.
• Current resumé.
• If applicable, a copy of degrees, diplomas and/or certifications.
ICT experience will be verified. Based on the verification process of your experience, BICSI reserves the right to require additional submittal as proof of experience. Failure to provide these additional requirements will result in rejection of the application.
BICSI processes applications in the order they are received. A nonrefundable application fee must be paid prior to submitting your application.
Please allow 30 days for approval.
What Credential Holders are Saying About their RCDD Credential
“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