LONMARK has developed a multi-phase, standardized testing program with local-language support whereby individuals can become certified at various technical levels via Web-based proficiency testing. The program will range from support for large company testing and certifying staff at reduced costs to individual testing at multiple test centers.
The LONMARK Certified Professional designation will apply to people passing the basic test. It will provide a person with the credentials associated with basic level knowledge of LONWORKS technology including terminology, basic architecture, network management tools, basic network engineering, system design, configuration, wiring, termination, routers, network interfaces, advanced system diagnostics and HMI integration. This certification would apply to network integrators such as HVAC, lighting, security, and building automation and controls engineers.
The LONMARK Certified Integrator designation is for companies that have on staff at least one LONMARK Certified Professional and have also completed additional practical demonstration of LONWORKS technology abilities, LONMARK says.
The LONWORKS Installation Handbook (ISBN 978-3-8007-2906-7) is available to assist candidates in preparing for the first level exam.
“The foundations for ensuring the highest quality of training have been set,” says Ron Bernstein, executive director of LONMARK International. “This is about providing the LONMARK value-add and we are proud to be able to provide this service for qualified installers and integrators.”
More information on the certification program will soon be available on the LONMARK International Web site, LONMARK says.