CHICAGO - LonMark International is developing a new program to test and certify industry professionals on LonMark® open systems. The new program will target individuals that install, integrate, and maintain systems utilizing LonMark-certified products. This program will build on a successful program the LonMark Association implemented nearly a decade ago to test and certify products for conformance. The LonMark Association is developing a multiphase 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.

"Our goal for this program is rather simple - increase the number of qualified installers and integrators in the market," said Barry Haaser, executive director of LonMark International.

Publication date: 02/20/2006