This program will build on a successful program the LonMark Association implemented nearly a decade ago to test and certify products for conformance. The association is developing a multi-phase program, whereby individuals will be able to become certified at various technical levels based on proficiency testing. The first level of certification will determine basic LonMark technology proficiency. Subsequent tests will support mid and advanced levels of certification for competency involving LonMark Open Systems.
Test candidates will be able to leverage a number of existing education programs supported around the globe. For example, an existing textbook, the LonWorks® Installation Handbook (ISBN 978-3-8007-2906-7), is available to assist candidates in preparing for the first level exam. Additional sources of preparation are available through standard courses offered by a variety of providers worldwide.