1. Mandatory attendance at an AQAV CQT or CQD Renewal Webinar, as applicable, and scoring of 80% or better in the accompanying quiz. The same webinar will be given three (3) times a year, and attendance in one within the last year of certification is required. Topics highlight the current changes in the AV9000 Standard, as well as other topics.
  2. CQT renewals include a submission of a summary report of three (3) Staging or Commissioning Reports signed by the candidate, dated within the certification period, providing evidence of continuing participation in AV technology audits. Reports are subject to review and must include complete subsequent notes. A reviewer may contact the candidate if clarification is required. The reviewer retains the right to decline a submitted report if it does not meet the criteria, or
  3. CQD renewals include a Submission of a summary report of three (3) Design Reviews signed by the candidate, dated within the certification period, providing evidence of continuing participation in quality technology audits. A reviewer may contact the candidate if clarification is required. The reviewer retains the right to decline a submitted report if it does not meet the criteria, or
  4. AQAV recognizes that several renewal candidates are not given the opportunity to actually perform Design Review, Staging or Commissioning tests as part of their job duties.  Many who have taken the training are in a supervisory or management position that oversees these activities without actually performing them and their training is being applied in this oversight or management capacity.
    1. As a substitution to this requirement, a renewal candidate may affirm in writing that:
      1. Their job description for the past three years does not include these activities, or they recently changed jobs. Provide their job description and details showing how they are implementing AV9000 into their process.
      2. They will continue to oversee and/or promote the current Design Review, Staging and Commissioning checklists to be applied in their company.  Provide their job description and details showing how they are implementing AV9000 into their process.
  5. Ten (10) general knowledge renewal credits, accumulated at any time during the certification period. Any Renewal Credit (RU's) acceptable to InfoComm International can be also applied to their CQT renewal. Candidates are required to furnish a copy of the Certificate of Completion for the training for which the RU's are based.  Remember Manufacturer based training's account for double the credit, as we believe that every hour of training should be rewarded.

All certifications are good for three (3) years.

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The renewal webinar is given 4 times a year.  Email notification will be sent notifying you of the dates.

Renewal Information

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Renewal Requirements, CQT (Certified AV Technology Quality Technician) and CQD (Certified Quality Designer)

CQT and CQD recipients hold their certification for three years. The renewal program is intended to assure continued participation and learning in order to keep up with the rapidly changing technology and corresponding standards. The Application for Renewal Fee is $100. A separate Application is required for each of a CQT and a CQD renewal.