Why Hire a RCDD

Who We Are

BICSI is the worldwide association for cabling design and installation professionals. We strive to provide information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals in the information and communications technology (ICT) community.

Our Story

BICSI is a professional association supporting the advancement of the information and communications technology (ICT) community. ICT covers the spectrum of voice, data, electronic safety & security, project management and audio & video technologies. It encompasses the design, integration and installation of pathways, spaces, optical fiber- and copper-based distribution systems, wireless-based systems and infrastructure that supports the transportation of information and associated signaling between and among communications and information gathering devices.

Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD)

Information and communications technology (ICT) industry professionals pursuing excellence within the industry should consider becoming a BICSI RCDD®.

Those awarded with the RCDD designation have demonstrated their knowledge in the design, implementation, integration and project management of telecommunications and data communications technology and related infrastructure.

BICSI Code of Ethics

BICSI’s Code of Ethics is based on the principles which assume that societies are governed by a profound respect for human rights and the rule of law. In addition, these principles support the thought that ethics, the criteria for determining what is right and wrong, can be agreed upon by members of an organization and that understanding matters of taste requires sensitivity to cultural norms.

The Ethics Committee has established the Code of Ethics and the Standards of Conduct to reinforce BICSI’s position on the importance of its members and BICSI credential holders exhibiting the highest principles of ethical and professional behavior in the provision of their products and services associated with the information and communications technology (ICT) industry.

The Code of Ethics provides a way for individuals to resolve situations that may be encountered that violate the BICSI

Standards of Conduct.

The Standards of Conduct and the Code of Ethics apply to BICSI’s general membership and credential holders.

Ethics Committee Position Statement
RCDD Requirement On Staff vs. Consultant


BICSI strongly recommends that you should always have at least one Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) on your information and communications technology (ICT) systems project throughout the entire life of your project. Having a qualified professional RCDD on your project should protect your investment.

In today's business environment we find companies with varied employee resources. BICSI supports the issue that there should be RCDD involvement in the design and installation phases of all network installations. BICSI makes no distinction in quality of job performance when there is an RCDD on a company's staff or if an RCDD is contractually bound to a company for the duration of a specific project. BICSI supports the independent consultants with RCDD credentials as well as the company that chooses to have an RCDD as permanent staff.