Registered Communications Distribution Designer® (RCDD®)



Do you qualify?  Check out the eligibility requirements in the Credentialing Handbook to find out.

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About the BICSI RCDD Certification

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

  • Why

    What you need to know about the RCDD Credential?

    • 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

    Download RCDD Certification Handbook (PDF)

    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:

    Two years' design experience and hold a current BICSI RTPM® , DCDC®, OSP®, or TECHTM certification.


    Two years' design experience and two years of ICT education.


    Five years' of ICT experience 

  • Get Started!

    Check out this step-by-step guide on how to successfully apply online for a BICSI Credentialing Exam. 


    You can also download and review our How to Apply for an Exam student guide, then log into your Credential Dashboard to get started.

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What Credential Holders are Saying About their RCDD Credential

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

Richard Tovo

Richard Tovo, RCDD, INSTF, Field Director, Iron Arch Technology, La Crescenta, California, USA

“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.”

“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


BICSI RCDD Certification Handbook

Download today and learn everything you need to know about the RCDD Credential (Version 14).


Exam Application Fee

$510 - BICSI Member
$725 - Nonmember

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