Through GeniusDV, 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.

Obtaining  an Avid Certified Pro Tools  User  certification verifies that you possess the skills and capability to use Pro Tools to complete a project with all of the critical  and operational skills to record, edit, mix and output a session.


  • A full version of Pro Tools must be installed on your computer. Avid Technology provides a FULL 30 day trial of Pro Tools.
  • You must have a Zoom account. Click here to download Zoom. The FREE version is fine.
  • Please have a three button mouse, DO NOT attempt to use a track-pad.
  • 16 Gigs of RAM is required.
  • Consider purchasing a keyboard or skin that has the Pro Tools Shortcuts.


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To help you determine your level of knowledge to become an Avid Certified Pro Tools user, We have two free exams.


After becoming an Avid Certified Pro Tools User, this allows you to 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 when looking for creative talent.

  • 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


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.

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  • Pro Tools 101 Fundamentals I $1750 USD
  • Pro Tools 110 Fundamentals II $2250 USD
  • PT 101, 110 Bundle  – $3500 ( discounted)
  • Onsite Training (flat fee) – call for pricing
  • Optional Certification Exams are included with course enrollment.

*In some cases, if you have multiple years of Pro Tools Experience, we may be able to create a custom hybrid course. To do this, will need to access your previous experience.


Courses are offered Remotely. You can view the current Pro Tools Training Schedule.


The Schedule is Flexible, which can include mornings, evenings, and weekends. You will work out the schedule with your certified instructor directly.

We prefer to teach in 3 hour blocks, so you can maintain the information. There will be assignments and exercises in addition to the scheduled training hours.


How much does certification cost?
The optional certification  exam(s) are included in the price of the required courses.

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 you are banned from retaking the exams for reasons of fraud or rule violations, the following retake policy applies:

  • You may retake an exam after 24 hours have passed.
  • You have up to three opportunities to pass each exam.

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
  • Listing of your credentials on under Find a Certified Professional

How long is certification good for?
The Pro Tools certification does not expire. You will be certified for a specific 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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