Why Get Certified?
Becoming an Adobe, Blackmagic or Avid Certified User Professional provides official recognition of your skills, and is a way to differentiate yourself to potential employers or clients.
Benefits of Avid Certification
- Official Avid Certified User certificate
- Ability to use the ACU logo on business cards/resumes
- Inclusion of your name in the Avid Certified User (ACU) Database
- Discounts on selected Avid products
- Industry-recognized credentials that will help you launch a career in media production and post-production
Benefits of an Blackmagic Certification
- Gain an industry recognized credential that proves your skill level
- Use the Blackmagic Certified Logo
- List your name in the Blackmagic Certified Professionals database
Benefits of an Adobe Certification
- Differentiate yourself from competitors
- Get your résumé noticed
- Attract and win new business
- Gain recognition from your employer
- Leverage the power of the Adobe brand
AVID USER CERTIFICATION
Our official Media Composer training opens the door to unmatched creative and career opportunities. Back up your training investment with industry-recognized Media Composer certification. By becoming certified, you’ll be joining a community of editors just like you, where you’ll get advice, hear about real-world projects, and expand your personal and professional network.
Avid Certified USER for Media Composer:
Avid Education offers a number of Media Composer certifications, validating user skills from novice to expert. The first of these certifications is the Avid Certified User for Media Composer, providing an industry recognized credential for both academic users and industry professionals.
To gain the title of Avid Certified User for Media Composer, you must take two foundational courses, Media Composer Fundamentals I (MC101) and Media Composer Fundamentals II (MC110), before sitting and passing the associated certification exam.
Becoming an Avid Certified User for Media Composer verifies that you possess a fundamental understanding of and the capability to use Media Composer, together with a firm grasp of the core skills, workflows, and concepts of non-linear editing on the Avid Media Composer system
*While Avid does not certify the creative skills of the individual, the technical and operational skill-set developed through this certification program is designed to qualify students to enter the workforce as post-production assistants, assistant editors, or video editors.
Avid Certified PROFESSIONAL:
To operate in the fast-paced world of Post Production requires an understanding of the advanced tools within Media Composer and the workflows involved in creating professional programs is essential. Achieving the certification status of Avid Certified Professional in Media Composer demonstrates the ability to use a wide range of advanced tools, including multi-camera and script-based editing, audio mixing and sound design, motion tracking and stabilization, combined with keys, mattes, and paint effects.
The Avid Certified Professional in Media Composer is the next level up in Media Composer certification, building on the skills and capabilities validated by becoming an Avid Certified User for Media Composer. Achieving the Avid Certified Professional in Media Composer certification demonstrates a higher level of efficiency by applying more advanced techniques and carefully designed workflows.
To gain the title of Avid Certified Professional in Media Composer you must first earn the credential of Avid Certified User for Media Composer before you can enroll in the classes to become an Avid Certified Professional. Then you sit two further courses, Media Composer Professional Editing I (MC201) and Media Composer Professional Editing II (MC210) before passing the associated certification exam.
*While Avid does not certify the creative skills of the individual, the technical and operational skillset developed through this certification program is designed to advance candidate’s career opportunities as post-production assistants, assistant editors, or video editors.
Pro Tools Certified USER Exam:
Avid Education offers a number of Pro Tools certifications, validating user skills from novice to expert. The first of these certifications is the Avid Certified User for Pro Tools, providing an industry recognized credential for both academic users and industry professionals.
To gain the title of Avid Certified User for Pro Tools, you must take two foundational courses, Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101) and Pro Tools Fundamentals II (PT110), before sitting and passing the associated certification exam, as shown in the graphic below.
Becoming an Avid Certified User for Pro Tools verifies that you possess a fundamental understanding of and the capability to use Avid Pro Tools to engineer a project through to completion, with all of the fundamental operational skills to record, edit, mix and output the finished session.
AVID EXAM FAQ's
Who should take our Avid Media Composer classes? What if I already know how to edit?
The certification courses are designed for film and television editors, producers, or anyone involved in video post-production. For students already familiar with non-linear editing, each course can be taught in short, 2- to 3-day intensive classes. This type of training can be more appropriate for experienced professionals who simply need to learn the software or update their skills.
What if I already know how to edit & mix in another application and just need to learn Pro Tools?
The certification courses are designed for all engineers, producers, or anyone involved in the creation and delivery of digital audio. For students already familiar with other DAWs and mixing fundamentals, each course can be taught in short 2 to 3 day intensive classes. This type of training can be more appropriate for experienced professionals who simply need to learn the software or update their skills.
Alternatively, the courses are also taught in academic environments over several months or years to students who are learning the concepts at the same time as the fundamental operational skills to record, edit, mix, and output a finished session. Pick the format that is right for you.
How much does certification cost?
Certification fees are included in the course cost. The first two Avid exams are free, if you fail the 3rd time it is $29 to retake.
Can I refer to study materials during the exam?
No. Students are not allowed to reference any documentation or study materials during the exam.
What is the format of the exam?
The exam is comprised of 50 questions with 60 minutes allotted to complete.
Test items are presented in the following formats:
- Multiple Choice: Select the single option that best answers the question
- Illustration Review: Refer to the illustration (e.g. Media Composer interface) prior to answering the multiple choice question
- Illustration Response: Select the single image that best answers the question
What happens if I take the exam and do not pass?
Exam results are shown immediately when an exam is completed and submitted for evaluation. Unless a candidate is banned from retaking the exams for reasons of fraud or rule violations, the following retake policy applies:
- If a student does not pass an exam, the candidate may retake the exam after 24 hours have passed
- Once a student has passed an exam, it may not be taken again for that version of the Avid product
What will I receive if I successfully pass the exam?
Along with pride and confidence of becoming an Avid Certified User or Avid Certified Professional for Media Composer you will receive:
- Official certificate available for printing or download, proving your Avid Certified User status.
- Downloadable Logos, for use in your resume, business marketing materials such as business cards and websites.
(Optional with your express consent) Listing of your credentials on Avid.com. Find a Certified Professional
How long is certification good for?
Your Media Composer certification does not expire. You become certified for a particular version of Pro Tools software. You may find it beneficial to update your certification to the current version from time to time. Contact your local Avid Learning Partner for more information.