ANN ARBOR, MI — System integration companies Cyth Systems and Integrated Industrial Technologies completed the necessary requirements to become AIA Certified System Integrator companies.

AIA, the global trade association for the vision and imaging industry, grants this certification to integrators that meet specific industry criteria. Their certification is effective for three years.

“AIA is pleased to welcome Cyth Systems and I2T to the CSI program,” said Dana Whalls, AIA vice president. “They have demonstrated their experience in vision system integration and can now use their certification as a third-party verification of critical qualifications to their end user customers.”

AIA’s Certified System Integrator criteria includes years of verifiable vision system integration experience, skill level of employees (with a minimum number of advanced level Certified Vision Professionals, number of successful integration projects completed each year and verifiable experience in the industries they wish to show specialization.

One of the elements of the CSI program is the Certified Vision Professional-Advanced level achievement by an integrator’s personnel. This individual knowledge certification was launched in 2010 and there are now 252 CVP-Basic level and 101 CVP-Advanced level certifications awarded around the globe. The advanced level program includes five days of training and a written exam. The next offering of both the basic and advanced classes and exams will be during the Automate 2015 show, March 23-27 in Chicago; then again at The Vision Show, May 3-7, 2016 in Boston.

The CVP-Basic courses and testing are offered at industry events around the world.

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