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Final Cut Pro Certification Program

Apple has an official end-user Certification program for Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro and Motion. GeniusDV has helped many individuals become certified over the years. If you are interested in becoming an Apple Certified Professional, please contact us.

It is important to note, that while GeniusDV uses Apple Certified Trainers along with Apple Certified Courseware, our courses are based on practical real-world scenarios. Our teaching style changes as the industry changes. In addition, because of our small class sizes, we prefer to customize our training based on the students in the class. Therefore, it makes it very difficult to teach material that is on a structured exam.

The Final Cut Pro exam is based entirely on the Apple certified courseware that you will receive.

The Apple Certified Pro training program creates an official assessment of your understanding of the various Apple Professional application software products.. In today's competitive video production environment, this certification will definitely give you an advantage if you are attempting to break into the marketplace. If you pass the Apple Certified exam, you will be given Apple Certified Pro status, which will allow you to distinguish yourself from competing colleagues and production companies. This certification gives you a competitive edge in today's ever-changing job market.

How do I become an Apple Certified Professional?
To become an Apple Certified Pro you must pass an online exam administered at an Apple Authorized Training Center. The test is an online exam which is timed. Level One exam's are administered at the end of specific courses, or if you prefer to learn on your own or believe you already have the necessary skill-set in your chosen application you may register to take the exam at an Authorized Training Center for a fee.

What are the benefits of becoming an Apple Certified Professional?
As an Apple Certified Pro you will be recognized as a highly skilled user of the chosen application and will have the ability to differentiate yourself to employers and colleagues as a Certified Pro to promote career growth You will receive a certificate from Apple distinguishing you as an Apple Certified Pro and will have the right to use the Apple Certified Pro logo. This logo is excellent to place on business cards or on your company's website.

Do I have to take a class to become certified?
No, you may opt out of the training course, and schedule the Level 1 exam at any Apple Final Cut Pro certified training center. To become (level 2) certified, you must take an official Apple Final Cut Pro advanced certified training course in order to quality. Level Two exams can only be taken in conjunction with the advanced classes taught at the Apple Authorized Training Centers.

How much does the exam cost?
The exam fee is $150 and is non-refundable upon taking the exam. If you do not pass, you may retake the exam after 24 hours. You will be required to pay another $150 per exam attempt.

How difficult are the exams?
The exams are fairly comprehensive, and will test even the seasoned Pro Applications veteran. We recommend taking a corresponding certified training course in order to prepare for it. We cannot guarantee that you will pass, but we do our best to prepare students for the concepts that are covered on the exam.

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