RCDD and RCDD/OSP
The RCDD (Registered Communications Distribution Designer) designation was established in 1984 and serves as a worldwide recognition for ITS professionals who have demonstrated knowledge in the design, implementation and integration of telecommunications and data communications transport systems and related infrastructure.
The RCDD/OSP (Outside Plant) indicates knowledge in OSP right-of-way and route design, OSP space design (maintenance holes, ducts, vaults), underground, direct-buried and aerial plant design, OSP cabling hardware, and OSP grounding, bonding and electrical protections systems.
The OSP designation is available only to individuals who currently hold the RCDD designation and have a minimum of two years of OSP experience. Industry-wide, RCDDs are recognized as having advanced knowledge of telecommunications design. With that foundation, those achieving the OSP designation also have demonstrated outstanding OSP knowledge.