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CTS Continuing Education Classes

CTS certifications are awarded for a period of three years. To maintain your certification, you must complete minimum levels of continuing education during each three-year period and must reaffirm your commitment to the CTS Code of Ethics and Conduct. Draper, in conjunction with ICIA, has developed the following classes to help you earn renewal credits. These classes are available in person in our office, at your location, or virtually via webinar.

Select a class title below:

Class Description:

The perceived value of outdoor spaces has skyrocketed, with more restaurants and other businesses than ever before making outside upgrades. People are also spending more time in their own outdoor areas, as more of us are becoming aware of the benefits of being outside. Despite the increased desire to spend more time outdoors, there are issues which create uncomfortable conditions and make outdoor living less appealing. The first issue is glare. The type of glare that most impacts comfortable outdoor living is direct glare. Direct glare is caused by the disk of the sun. and occurs when the sun is relatively low in the sky. Glare can also be caused by the sun reflecting off water or nearby buildings.

Learning Objectives:

To provide attendees with a clear understanding of:

  • Opportunities
  • Comfort issues
  • Outdoor shading
  • Advantages of "ZIP" shades
  • Draper fabric and hardware choices
  • Other outdoor shading solutions
  • Fabric performance
  • Shade controls/integration

Credits offered: .5 CTS | .5 CTS-D

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Light Emitting Diode (LED) displays are quickly gaining ground in architectural AV. LED last longer than other technologies; is brighter; is modular in nature; and seamless. This course will introduce the learners to LED technology, and discuss the elements of a proper support structure.

  • Compare LED, LCD, and projection technologies
  • Review pixel pitch, viewing distances and other factors when evaluating LED display systems
  • Evaluate adjustment capabilities, and wall, floor, and ceiling attachment details when selecting an LED mounting system

Length: One Hour

Credits: One RU/CTS Learning Unit

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Course Objective:

At the end of this course, you will understand how the following areas impact projection screen selection:

  • Image Size and Aspect Ratio
  • Image Height AFF, Obstructions, etc.
  • Seating
  • Throw Distance
  • Lighting
  • Surface Selection
  • Calculating for System Brightness & Contrast

Length: 60-70 minutes

Credits: One RU/CTS Learning Unit

Exam Content Outline domain area

  • General CTS
    • Domain A: Creating AV Solutions
      • Task 6: Design AV solutions

Course delivery methods

  • In-person (on site) and webinar

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