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The BICSI Registered Communications Distribution Design (RCDD) continues to be the leading design certifications for the international ITS industry. Here in the South Pacific, there are an increasing number of projects and contracts, including several Government Agencies that mandate the involvement of an RCDD in their bid submission requirements. If you were ever sceptical about the level of knowledge that any RCDD needs just to pass the exam, talk to anyone who has sat the exam, and pass or fail, they all agree it is brutal. If nothing else, the RCDD credential is about a commitment to quality in the design of infrastructure systems and to professionalism in the industry.

What pre-requisites do I need to become an RCDD?
To sit for the RCDD credential, you must have at least one of the following:
Five years ITS design experience
Two years verifiable ITS design experience and three years additional ITS equivalents chosen from combinations of experience, approved education and approved ITS license/certification
Design includes the development of design plans for ITS integration. This includes site surveys, user needs analysis, work print creation, project specifications, RFP creation and pre-project coordination with PEs, architects, AHJs, etc.
Design does NOT include installation, testing, project/site supervision, project QA, ITS sales or sales support, teaching of ITS subject matter, etc. Although these items are important to the success of a project, they do not qualify under the definition of design.

What are the steps that I need to complete to become a BICSI RCDD?

BICSI will advise you whether your application has been accepted.Once that is confirmed by BICSI, it is then a matter of studying for the exam.
What preparation should I do for the RCDD Exam?
Study and study some more. Nobody that we know who is an RCDD, has simply walked in, sat the exam and passed. It is very tough. But it's not impossible. With the right preparation, you can pass the exam first time. We have developed a number of strategies for our participants that have proved extremely successful. We have a number of current RCDD's as staff who are all '1st time pass RCDD's', so we have plenty of war stories and tips to share with you!

Will there be any training available for the RCDD Exam in my region?
TEX Solutions offer our unique RCDD online program called the Information Transport System Designer (ITSD) Online. Our ITSD online program brings together the equivalent of 10 days of BICSI classroom training and a number of resources that we have developed over 18 years. We have successfully trained hundreds of RCDD's residing in more than 15 countries around the world. We have materials and tools to help our students have the best chance of passing the exam first time.

How much will it cost me to become an RCDD ?
To answer this question “it depends…” on what your individual circumstances are; 

We have listed out below the things that you would have to pay for, assuming you approached from a standing start;

1. BICSI Membership – AUD$253 (inc GST)
- payable to BICSI South/Pacific

2. TDMM Manuals – 13th Edition – USD$275 (member price)
- payable to BICSI US...or borrow a set from a friend!

.RCDD  Exam Application – USD$245 - payable to BICSI US

4. RCDD Online Training - iTSD Online AUD$1995 (exc.GST) - payable to TEX Solutions

If you have any questions, please contact us with them and a TEX Team member will be in touch to assist.


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