pro tools certification online course

For over two decades, Promedia Training has been the #1 Leader in Official Avid Pro Tools Training Certification Courses. We offer in-person, hands-on as well as cutting edge Instructor-Led, Live-Online classes. Our use of extensive commercial broadcast technology allows high resolution, fully interactive Pro Tools courses; no Zoom, no shared screens, nor pre-recorded lectures. Courses are offered evenings, weekends, or during the day and are short term. Our team consists of the leaders in Avid Education as well as members who founded the concept and official curriculum for Pro Tools Certification used in colleges and universities world-wide.

COURSES TAUGHT: 101, 110, 201, 210M, 210P, 310M, 310P
SCHEDULE: Courses run monthly; nights and weekends available.
ENROLLMENT: Call 888-277-0457; Must be done through our office.
LENGTH OF COURSES: 24 hrs/ 6-Days / Split over 2-3 weeks.

Passing Avid Pro Tools Certification Exams will help you attain and demonstrate the skills, credentials competency, and efficiency in the highly competitive media industry. 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 Pro Tools 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. Prepare for your exams today at ProMedia Training.

Pro Tools Certificaiton

Enroll in Official AVID Pro Tools Courses Live-Online & Hands-On Classes in Music or Post Production. Leader in Avid Training and Pro Tools Certification exam preparation for over 20 Years.

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. Our 101 and 110 course prepares you for these exams.

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. 

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Operator Certification

Taking the advanced coursework for PT201 and PT201 (Music or Post) prepares you for the Avid Pro Tools Operator Certification exams. At this level you have a choice as to which path suits your needs, either Music Production or Post Production or both.

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there any prerequisites?

A: No. Anyone can enroll in the courses to learn Pro Tools, as well as prepare for the Avid Exams. Our courses are enrichment classes in learning Pro Tools as well as preparing for your Pro Tools Certification Exams. However, for those taking Avid Exams, Avid requires you to take the exams in order, meaning that you can not take Operator exams until you have successfuly passed the User Exams. 


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

A: You must first become User Certified. Then you must pass two additional Avid Exams. Our courses prepare you for these exams: PT201 Pro Tools Production I, and PT210M Pro Tools Production II (Music Production). To certify, you must learn the material form both courses at an official Avid Learning Partner, then pass each Avid 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 learn the material associated with these courses at an official Avid Learning Partner, then pass each course completion exam through Avid.


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 conducted through your personal Avid account, and 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 in your Avid account 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 directly from Avid, proving your Avid Certified Operator status.
  2. Downloadable Logos from Avid, 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.

Avid Certified User: Pro Tools

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.

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 BENEFITS

Becoming an Avid Certified User for Pro Tools allows you to:

  • Demonstrate your fundamental competency in digital audio editing and mixing with Avid Pro Tools
  • Provide measurable benefits to your employer
  • Differentiate yourself from peers
  • Make your résumé stand out and leverage the power of the Avid brand with downloadable Avid Certified User logos
  • Prove your credentials with a Certificate of Achievement
  • Gain recognition from your employer and peers with our online Certified Professional listing

As an employer, use the Avid Certified User credential as a benchmark so you can:

  • Find the right person for the job
  • Quickly assess candidate skill level
  • Invest in and promote your most promising employees
  • Keep your systems running at top performance, with little to no downtime

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Once certified, you will have the opportunity to further deepen your Pro Tools expertise and add to your credentials by pursuing one or more of the follow on Pro Tools certifications, such as Avid Certified Operator and Avid Certified Expert for Pro Tools | Music or Pro Tools | Post, or even an Avid Certified Support Engineer for Pro Tools.

Check out the full range of Avid Certifications for Pro Tools.FAQ

How do I become an Avid Certified User for Pro Tools?

Firstly attend the two courses:

To certify you must complete each course, including course projects/exercises, at an official Avid Learning Partner, then pass each course completion exam.

Where are the classes offered?

Pro Tools classes and certification exams are offered worldwide at Avid Learning Partner schools and training centers. Find an Avid Learning Partner.

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?

Course fees are set independently by Avid Learning Partners. Students are required to purchase a course book, which includes the cost of the course exam, and a single retake, if required. Additional retakes are chargeable.

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 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 for Pro Tools 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 under Find a Certified Professional

How long is certification good for?

Your Pro Tools 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.

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Contact Avid Education

For any questions, please contact Avid Education at:

Americas – [email protected]
APAC – [email protected]
EMEA – [email protected]

This comprehensive five-day course combines Avid: Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101) and Avid: Pro Tools Fundamentals II (PT110) so that participants learn the basics of recording, editing and mixing, in addition to the principles of elastic audio, automation and managing session data.

Upon completion, you will be able to operate Pro Tools effectively and have the certification to prove it.

Why study Avid accredited courses at Middlesex University?

Avid solutions are used to create the most listened to, watched and loved media in the world. The certified Avid courses we offer equip budding media enthusiasts and seasoned professionals with the skills required to harness Avid’s powerful technology with proficiency.

When training with us you can expect exceptional teaching from seasoned industry practitioners, an award-winning learning environment, and access to all the latest technology and equipment.

What’s included

  • You’ll receive tuition from certified trainers
  • You’ll have access to an individual workstation equipped with Mac Pro or iMac
  • All course-related materials are included
  • You will be able to take the Avid Certified User Examination at the end of the course.

Course content

This short course will cover the following

  • Creating a session and Pro Tools interface
  • Audio recording
  • Importing media into your session
  • MIDI recording
  • Selecting and navigating
  • Basic editing techniques
  • Basic mixing techniques
  • Finishing your work
  • Configuring your studio and session
  • Controlling Pro Tools using external controllers
  • Managing session data and media files
  • Using loop recording and advanced techniques to record MIDI and audio
  • Working with timescales and virtual instruments
  • Working with Elastic Audio
  • Editing and quantising MIDI and audio
  • Using audio editing and file management techniques
  • Applying editing techniques
  • Enabling, playing, viewing and editing automation data
  • How to mix using sends, returns, plug-ins, master faders and groups.

Upon successful completion of the course examination, you will receive Pro Tools User Certification.

How to apply

To enrol on this course, you must have familiarity with Mac computers and a basic understanding of recording techniques, processes and equipment.

For further information about this course and the next teaching dates, please email our Digital Media Workshop team.

You are entitled to a £50 discount when signing up to both elements of the Avid: Pro Tools – User Certification (PT100): Avid: Pro Tools – Fundamentals I (PT101) and Avid: Pro Tools -Fundamentals II (PT110).

Please email our Digital Media Workshop team to receive your discount code.

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