BICSI Outside Plant (OSP) Designer

Those who have earned the OSP designation have demonstrated through testing, their 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 protection systems.

To sit for the OSP Designer credential examination, you must have:

  • A minimum of two years of approved and verifiable design experience in outside plant design. Generic ITS/distribution system design or experience in another area of specialization is not acceptable.
  • Successfully completed the ITS Fundamentals examination or hold a current RCDD or RITP.

The OSP Design exam is based on BICSI’s Outside Plant Design Reference Manual (OSPDRM). It is a 2 hours, 100 questions, closed-book,  multiple choice exam.