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BICSI Announces the First Successful RITP Candidates

Tampa, Fla., Oct. 5, 2010—BICSI, the association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry with
information, education and knowledge assessment, is pleased to announce the first successful candidates of the BICSI
Registered Information Technology Professional (RITPTM) exam.

BICSI would like to extend congratulations to Dennis Garraty of Ocala, Fla., for attaining the RITP designation. Garraty
was the first applicant to pass the newly released RITP exam. Garraty is also a BICSI-credentialed Technician and
currently works for Marion County Information Technology. He has been active in the industry for nine years and holds
many other industry certifications through organizations such as, but not limited to, Cisco, CompTIA, and Microsoft.

Following Garraty, two others have also been successful obtaining the credential—bringing the total amount of RITPs to
three. Congratulations to John Fitzpatrick, RITP, and Jeff Silveira, RITP, AStd. Silveira is a BICSI staff member and
currently holds the position of BICSI Director of Standards.

The RITP designation was created for individuals who work in the ITS industry but do not design ITS systems or have
limited design experience including instructors, educators, project managers and sales personnel. “This is an exciting time within BICSI in that we have successfully launched the RITP, which is our newest credential,” stated Brian Hansen,
RCDD, NTS, CSI, BICSI President. “This is an initiative that came from our NxtGEN Committee to the Board and one that
we have embraced. The RITP is a professional designation for those key stakeholders within BICSI that have great
knowledge of the ITS industry, but lack the design experience. We wish to congratulate those listed above who have
successfully passed and received our newest credential!”

The RITP exam consists of 150 questions drawn from the BICSI Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual
(TDMM). The format of the RITP exam is closed-book, multiple choice and true/false questions. To qualify for the RITP
credential, applicants are required to have a minimum of two years of ITS industry-related experience. Applicants also
need either to have graduated with an Associate of Science, Bachelor of Science, or Master of Science degree in an
approved technical field of study or have achieved two or more approved industry certifications. Applicants must also have
successfully passed the BICSI ITS Design Fundamentals examination through BICSI CONNECT.

Additional information about the RITP credential can be found at


BICSI is a professional association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry. ITS covers the spectrum
of voice, data, electronic safety & security, and audio & video technologies. It encompasses the design, integration and
installation of pathways, spaces, 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.

BICSI provides information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies in the ITS industry. We
serve more than 23,000 ITS professionals, including designers, installers and technicians. These individuals provide the
fundamental infrastructure for telecommunications, audio/video, life safety and automation systems. Through courses,
conferences, publications and professional registration programs, BICSI staff and volunteers assist ITS professionals in
delivering critical products and services, and offer opportunities for continual improvement and enhanced professional

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, USA, BICSI membership spans nearly 90 countries. For more information, visit