Pro Tools Certification

Avid Pro Tools Certification will help you attain and demonstrate the skills, credentials competency, and efficiency in the highly competitive media industry. Whether you're working in Music Production, Post Production, Radio or TV Broadcast, Live Sound, or Multi-Media production, you can set yourself apart from other by obtaining your Avid Pro Tools Certification.

Recognized by top music, post-production, movie, television, and broadcast facilities worldwide, Pro Tools Certification serves as validation of a person’s expertise as an Avid User, Administrator, Instructor, Developer, or Support Representative.

Avid Certification gives employers peace of mind, ensuring that they have the in-house skills and competencies to fully harness and manage their investment in Avid products and solutions

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Avid Pro Tools Certification Benefits

For Individuals
  • Industry recognition of proven expertise in a given Avid product or role
  • The ability to advance your career with measurable value to employers
  • Entry in Avid's Certification Registry accessible via the Find a Certified Professional online listing, as well as a Certificate of Achievement
  • A certification logo to add to marketing materials, websites, business cards to differentiate yourself and your organization
  • Access to the ACSR technical community for peer to peer communication (ACSRs only)
For Employers

User Certification

The first level of Pro Tools Certification is: Avid Certified User for Pro Tools. In order to achieve your User Certification, you must pass the Exams for the Pro Tools 101 and 110 courses. Each exam is 50 Questions. The exam is timed at 60-minutes. A score of 40 out of 50 is considered Passing.

Music Production: Avid Pro Tools Operator

Music Production is all about efficiency, flexibility and creativity. The Pro Tools Operator (Music) courses will guide you through the twists and turns of music production, and show you how Pro Tools can bring out the best in your music-from tracking and editing, through mixing and mastering. 

Operator Certification

Once you complete the coursework for PT201 and PT201 (Music or Post), you are eligible to take the Avid Exam for your Avid Pro Tools Operator Cretification.
At this level you have a choice as to which path suits your needs, either Music Production or Post Production. You also have the option of taking both exams if you complete both courses.

Post Production: Avid Pro Tools Operator

In the competitive world of audio post production, knowing the tools of the trade (and how to use them efficiently) is a key to success. The pathway to the gaining the certification of Avid Certified Operator for Pro Tools (Post) will empower you with the skills you need to make the most of your Pro Tools system in a Post Production environment. When successfully completed, your Avid Certified Operator certification will be a valuable, industry-recognized credential.

Upcoming Pro Tools Training

Live Online Instructor-Led Courses
PT 101/110 Weekend: Nov 7,8,14,15,21,22

PT 101/110 Weekday: Nov 10,11,12,17,18,19
PT210P Post Production: Nov 7,8,14,15,21,22
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Upcoming Pro Tools Training

Live Online Instructor-Led Class
PT 101/110: Nov the 7,8,14,15,21,22

PT 101/110: Nov 10,11,12,17,18,19
PT210P Post: Nov 7,8,14,15,21,22
PT201/210M: Nov 10,11,12,17,18,19

** 4hrs per day **6-Day Course 
Register: 888-277-0457

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there any prerequisites?

A: Yes. You must first earn the credential of Avid Certified User: Pro Tools before you can enroll in the classes for Certified Operator.


Q: How do I become a certified as an Avid Certified Operator for Pro Tools Music Production?

A: Two courses are required: PT201 Pro Tools Production I, and PT210M Pro Tools Production II (Music Production). To certify, you must complete each course including course projects/exercises at an official Avid Learning Partner, then pass each course completion exam.


Q: How do I become a certified as an Avid Certified Operator for Pro Tools Post Production?

A: Two courses are required: PT201 Pro Tools Production I, and PT210P Pro Tools Production II (Post Production). To certify, you must complete each course including course projects/exercises at an official Avid Learning Partner, then pass each course completion exam.


Q: How long is certification good for?

A: Pro Tools Certification does not expire. You become certified for a particular version of Pro Tools software. Then, Avid Certified Operators have an option to update their certification to a newer version by taking the Pro Tools update exam. Contact your local Avid Learning Partner for more information.


Q: Can I refer to study materials during the exam?

A: No. Students are not allowed to reference any documentation or study materials during the exam.


Q: What is the format of the exam?

A: Each Pro Tools course exam is comprised of 50 questions and is directly tied to the content the respective course. The time allotted to complete each exam is 60 minutes.

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. Pro Tools interface) prior to answering the multiple choice question
  • Illustration Response: Select the single image that best answers the question

Q: What happens if I take the exam and do not pass?

A: 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

Q: What will I receive if I successfully pass the exam?

A: Along with pride and confidence of becoming a part of an elite group of Pro Tools users, you will receive:

  1. Official certificate available for printing or download, proving your Avid Certified Operator status.
  2. Downloadable Logos, for use in your business marketing materials such as business cards and websites.
  3. (Optional with your express consent) Listing of your credentials on Avid.com under Find a Certified Professional.

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