Registered Installer℠ Program – Application and Training Overview

Getting started with your Registered Installer company application:

  1. Complete and submit the RI Online Application form, here.
  2. Upon approval of your company application*, you will be forwarded an online MOU agreement and training registration form, with which you can register yourself and/or your technicians/installers for the online RI training class (see class details and agenda below)
  3. Upon submission of the above MOU agreement, and training registration form, you and all technicians/installers will receive confirmation emails including training links, instructions and next steps.
  4. Upon successful completion of the class sessions and final exam, you will receive a welcome email containing key RI company documentation and program resources. Training attendees will receive individual RI training certificates, including details required for obtaining BICSI and AVIXA education credits.
  5. Your organization is officially a Registered Installer company and you can start taking advantage of the program benefits immediately.

*Program acceptance subject to Siemon approval. Siemon reserves the right to determine RI program eligibility at its sole discretion

Registered Installer Training Overview and Agenda:

The online RI training class curriculum covers over 3 hours of key industry terms, installation best practices, low-voltage applications, and how-to videos.

  • The class material is self-paced, consisting of 6 on-demand sessions.  
  • Each session is approximately 25-50 minutes in length
  • Attendees are allowed 2 weeks to attend all training sessions and complete the final exam.
  • A passing exam score of 80% or better is required for individual RI training recognition and industry education credits.

Class Agenda

  • Module 1: Fundamentals of Structured Cabling
    • Key Cabling Standards
    • Common Cabling Topologies
    • Horizontal and Backbone Cabling Overview
    • Telecommunications Spaces
  • Module 2: Copper Cabling
    • Twisted-Pair Cable Categories and Constructions
    • Wiring Schemes
    • Work Area Outlets, Faceplates, and Surface Mount Boxes
    • Consolidation Points, Patch Panels, and Connecting Blocks
    • Patch Cords, Field-Terminated Plugs, and Trunking Cables
  • Module 3: Copper Testing & Terminations
    • Test Configurations
    • Step-by-Step Termination Instruction Videos:
      • Category 5e and 6 UTP MAX outlets - Punch-down terminations
      • Category 5e and 6 UTP MAX outlets – TurboTool terminations
      • Category 6A UTP and Shielded  Z-MAX outlets
      • Category 6A UTP and Shielded Z-PLUG Field-Terminated Plugs
      • S110/S210 Connecting Blocks
  • Module 4: Fiber Cabling
    • Fiber Cable Types and Constructions Overview
    • Application and Performance Comparison 
    • Jacket and Connector Color Code Designations
    • Key Connector and Adapter Types
    • Field Termination Methods
    • Understanding Connector Polarity
  • Module 5: Fiber Testing & Terminations
    • Fiber Loss Budgets
    • Testing: Test Sets, Configurations, and Requirements
    • Step-by-Step Field Termination Instruction Videos:
      • LightSpeed Epoxy-Polish Connectors
      • LightBow Mechanical Splice Connectors
      • OptiFuse Fusion Splice Connectivity
  • Module 6: Installation & Administration
    • Pathway Guidelines
    • Cable Routing and Bundling Best Practices
    • Cable Considerations for Remote Powering
    • Deployment of Modular Plug Terminated Links (MPTL) 
    • Cabling Plant Administration