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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. 

CERTIFICATION RENEWAL 

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CQT RENEWAL PROCESS:

  1. The Application for Renewal Fee form members is $100. A separate Application is required for each of a CQT and a CQD renewal.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
    1. 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. Supervisors must submit 3 checklists that have been completed by the staff under your supervision. These checklists should also be signed by you, as the supervisor, one from each year. (I.e., you received your certification in 2017. One report from each year, 2017, 2018, 2019 and/or 2020.)  By implementing this process, not only will it simplify the re-certification process, it will also provide you the opportunity to review the work of your staff. The reviewer retains the right to decline a submitted report if it does not meet the criteria.
  4. You will receive CQT Renewal packet and quiz links.  A score of 80% or better is required. Topics highlight the current changes in the AV9000 Standard, as well as other related topics.
  5. Upon completion, you will receive an updated certificate and a new personalized CQT logo.


CQD RENEWAL PROCESS:

  1. The Application for Renewal Fee form members is $100. A separate Application is required for each of a CQT and a CQD renewal.
  2. 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.
  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. 
    1. 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. Supervisors must submit 3 checklists that have been completed by the staff under your supervision. These checklists should also be signed by you, as the supervisor, one from each year. (I.e., you received your certification in 2017. One report from each year, 2017, 2018, 2019 and/or 2020.)  By implementing this process, not only will it simplify the re-certification process, it will also provide you the opportunity to review the work of your staff. The reviewer retains the right to decline a submitted report if it does not meet the criteria.
  4. You will receive CQT Renewal packet and quiz links.  A score of 80% or better is required. Topics highlight the current changes in the AV9000 Standard, as well as other related topics.
  5. Upon completion, you will receive an updated certificate and a new personalized CQD logo.


All certifications are good for three (3) years.

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Renewal Information

AQAV is non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that is dedicated to improving the operational art of designing and installing audio visual technology. Engineered audio visual systems continue to become more complex and difficult to integrate. By focusing on the quality management of these systems, and of those who design and install them, we can benefit the AV industry and all its stakeholders: including clients and users of AV technology, AV designers and installers, equipment manufacturers, related construction and architectural firms, and the environment.