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Pro Tools User Certification

The Avid Pro Tools Certified User Exam is the first of several certification exams that allow you to become Avid Certified. This exam will assess your basic skills in working with Avid Pro Tools, including fundamental concepts and workflow.

What does the Pro Tools Certified User Exam cover?

In order to become an Avid Certified Pro Tools User, you will have to demonstrate a firm understanding of the basic skills, workflows, and concepts of recording, editing and mixing on an Avid Pro Tools system.

The exam covers the content from the Introduction to Pro Tools and the Pro Tools Production courses (or equivalent real-world product experience). You can take the courses through Avid or an Avid Learning Partner (ALP) like IPR. Testing and certification is administered through Avid.

What are the benefits of becoming an Avid Certified User?

  • Differentiate yourself from competitors
  • Make your resume stand out
  • Attract and win new business
  • Gain recognition from your employer and peers
  • Leverage the power of the Avid brand by using Avid Pro Tools Certified User logos on your digital correspondence and business cards.

How long does certification last?

The Avid Pro Tools User Certification does not have a fixed duration.

More information

For more information about Pro Tools certifications, the Avid course, or any programs at IPR, call 1-866-477-4840 or send us a request for more information.

*Certifications are awarded by the named organizations and are subject to the requirements of those organizations. The Institute of Production and Recording does not grant the certifications. 

Certified Pro Tools Operator

A certified Pro Tools® Operator can competently operate a Pro Tools|HD system in a professional environment.

How do I become a Pro Tools Operator?

To become certified as a Pro Tools Operator, you must complete all 100- and 200-level courses at an official Avid training partner facility like IPR. You must also pass each course examination.

What kind of schools offer 200-level courses?

200-level courses can be taken at Avid Certified Training Locations and Authorized Pro Schools. IPR offers 200-level courses.

What areas can I specialize in?

You can get certified as a Pro Tools Operator who specializes in music, post-production or both.

How long does certification last?

Pro Tools certification does not have a fixed duration. Instead, you are certified for a particular version of Pro Tools software.

Need more information?

For more information about Pro Tools certification, official Avid courses, or other Programs at IPR, call 1-866-477-4840 today, or send us a request for more information.

* Certifications are awarded by the named organizations and are subject to the requirements of those organizations. The Institute of Production and Recording does not grant the certifications.

Certified Pro Tools Expert

A certified Pro Tools® Expert is a user who has reached the highest level and can operate a Pro Tools|HD system in a professional, fast-paced environment at an above-average skill level.

How do I become a Pro Tools Expert?

To receive certification, you must complete all 100-, 200- and 300-level curriculum and course projects/exercises at an official Avid training partner facility like IPR. You must also pass the course completion examinations and complete the expert-level proficiency project.

What kind of schools offer 300-level curriculum?

You can earn your Pro Tools Expert certification at an Avid Authorized Pro School like IPR.

What areas can I specialize in?

This certification program allows you to specialize in music, post-production or both.

How long does certification last?

Pro Tools Certification does not have a fixed duration. Instead, you are certified for a particular version of Pro Tools software.

Need more information?

For more information about Pro Tools certification, official Avid courses, or other Programs at IPR, call 1-866-477-4840 today or send us a request for more information.

* Certifications are awarded by the named organizations and are subject to the requirements of those organizations. The Institute of Production and Recording does not grant the certifications.

Pro Tools VENUE Operator Certification

The Avid Pro Tools® Certified VENUE Operator Exam is designed for those who want to be involved in live sound productions. You do not need to be Pro Tools Certified to become VENUE Certified, but it can be very beneficial. A VENUE Operator Certification shows you know how to make the most from the widest array of TDM processing in the industry.

What does the Pro Tools Certified VENUE Operator Exam cover?

To take the exam you must have completed all 100- and 200-level courses and course projects and exercises at an official Avid Authorized Pro School like IPR. Testing and certification is administered through Avid.

What are the benefits of becoming a Pro Tools Certified VENUE Operator?

  • Make your resume stand out from the competition
  • Proves your expertise and intricate knowledge of advanced live show production
  • Gain recognition from your employer and peers

More information

For more information about Pro Tools certifications, Avid course, or other Programs at IPR, call 1-866-477-4840 or send us a request for more information.

*Certifications are awarded by the named organizations and are subject to the requirements of those organizations. The Institute of Production and Recording does not grant the certifications.

Pro Tools 101: Introduction to Pro Tools

This course covers basic Pro Tools® principles, giving you what you need to complete a Pro Tools project from initial set up to final mixdown. The course will enhance your skills in recording of live instruments, MIDI sequencing of software synthesizers or audio looping.

Topics

  • Getting to know Pro Tools
  • Getting inside Pro Tools
  • Creating your first session
  • Making your first audio recording
  • Importing media
  • Making your first MIDI recording
  • Selecting and navigating
  • Basic editing techniques
  • Introduction to mixing
  • Finishing your work

Course Length

While Pro Tools 101 can be completed through self-study, Avid recommends obtaining hands-on experience through an instructor-led class offered by one of its official training partners, such as IPR.

Prerequisites

To enroll in this course, you should have basic computer skills and some audio recording knowledge, such as a basic understanding of recording techniques, processes and equipment.

Need more information?

For more information about official Avid Pro Tools courses or other Programs at IPR, call 1-866-477-4840 today, or send us a request for more information.

* Certifications are awarded by the named organizations and are subject to the requirements of those organizations. The Institute of Production and Recording does not grant the certifications.

 

Pro Tools 110: Essentials of Pro Tools

This course provides a more detailed look at the Pro Tools® system over the course of three days. You’ll get a foundation for the later 200-series Pro Tools music production and post-production courses.

Topics

  • Getting started: configuring your studio and session
  • Controlling Pro Tools: what is an external controller?
  • Managing sessions and tracks
  • Recording MIDI and audio
  • Loop recording and auditioning
  • Understanding timescales
  • Virtual instruments and plug-ins
  • Editing MIDI
  • Editing audio
  • Understanding automation
  • Mixing: use of sends, returns and plug-ins

Prerequisites

To enroll in this program, you should have basic computer skills, some audio recording knowledge and some familiarity with Pro Tools. This course is intended as a prerequisite for taking the 110 course. Passing the 101 exam is required before taking the 110 exam.

Need more information?

For more information about official Avid Pro Tools courses or any other Programs at IPR, call 1-866-477-4840 today, or send us a request for more information.

* Certifications are awarded by the named organizations and are subject to the requirements of those organizations. The Institute of Production and Recording does not grant the certifications.

Pro Tools 201: Production Essentials

This course covers the core concepts and skills needed to operate an Avid® Pro Tool|HD system in a professional studio environment.

Topics

  • Differences between Pro Tools workstations
  • Introducing Pro Tools|HD
  • Customizing Pro Tools to your session requirements
  • Session management
  • Selection techniques
  • Editing techniques
  • Using automation
  • Mixing: in-depth plug-in usage
  • Completing a session: creating a final mixdown

Prerequisites

Students must first complete the Pro Tools 101 and 110 courses. These classes continue to build on the wide variety of fundamental concepts and topics covered in the Pro Tools 100-series courses. Access to the 201 exam requires passing all previous exams.

Need more information?

For more information about official Avid Pro Tools courses or other Programs at IPR, call 1-866-477-4840 today or send us a request for more information.

* Certifications are awarded by the named organizations and are subject to the requirements of those organizations. The Institute of Production and Recording does not grant the certifications.

Pro Tools 210M: Music Production Techniques

This course covers techniques for working with Pro Tools® systems in a professional music production environment. Concepts and skills learned in 101, 110 and 201 are reinforced with practical examples.

Topics

  • Preparing a session
  • Tracking and overdubbing: use of QuickPunch
  • Virtual instruments
  • MIDI composition
  • Professional editing techniques
  • Sampling in Pro Tools: using software samplers
  • Arranging and producing
  • Mixing and automation in music production
  • Synchronizing with an external recorder
  • Mixing and DSP usage: using sends, inserts, mix buses and groups for music applications
  • Synchronization basics for music applications

Prerequisites

  • Pro Tools 101: Introduction to Pro Tools
  • Pro Tools 110: Essentials of Pro Tools
  • Pro Tools 201: Pro Tools Production Essentials

You can only access certification exams when previous exams have been passed.

Need more information?

For more information about official Avid Pro Tools courses or other Programs at IPR, call 1-866-477.4840 today or send us a request for more information.

* Certifications are awarded by the named organizations and are subject to the requirements of those organizations. The Institute of Production and Recording does not grant the certifications.

Pro Tools 210P: Post Production Techniques

This course covers techniques for working with Pro Tools® in a professional post-production environment. Concepts and skills learned in 101, 110 and 201 are reinforced with practical examples.

Topics

  • Synchronizing Pro Tools for audio post
  • Non-linear video in Pro Tools, including QuickTime video and Avid-compatible media
  • Video interoperability: using Media Station|PT software
  • Recording and editing ADR in Pro Tools
  • Organizing a post session
  • Editing multi-channel audio in a stereo environment
  • Mixing to picture, including snapshot automation
  • Digital picture integration with an emphasis on Avid media
  • Layback and export options

Prerequisites

  • Pro Tools 101: Introduction to Pro Tools
  • Pro Tools 110: Essentials of Pro Tools
  • Pro Tools 201: Pro Tools Production Essentials

You can only gain access to this certification exam when you have passed previous exams.

Need more information?

For more information about official Avid Pro Tools courses or other Programs at IPR, call 1-866-477-4840 today or send us a request for more information.

* Certifications are awarded by the named organizations and are subject to the requirements of those organizations. The Institute of Production and Recording does not grant the certifications.

Pro Tools 310I: Advanced ICON Mixing Techniques

Students in this course learn advanced ICON mixing techniques in both music and post-production environments. This course provides comprehensive, hands-on D-Control training. To attain ICON Mixer certification, you must complete the three-day ICON training course and pass the optional hands-on certification exam.

Topics

  • Worksurface basics
  • Navigating tracks on the console
  • Channel strip basics
  • Assigning and controlling plug-ins, sends and panning
  • Tracking with D-control
  • Session navigation, zooming and editing techniques
  • Custom faders
  • Mixing and automation basics
  • Advanced mixing and automation
  • Surround panning

Need more information?

For more information about official Avid® Pro Tools courses or other Programs at IPR, call 1-866-477-4840 today or send us a request for more information.

* Certifications are awarded by the named organizations and are subject to the requirements of those organizations. The Institute of Production and Recording does not grant the certifications.

Pro Tools 310M: Advanced Music Production Techniques

This course focuses on the advanced operation of Pro Tools® in a professional music production environment. Students gain technical insights into both Pro Tools hardware and software.

Topics

  • Configuration and troubleshooting
  • Tactile control of Pro Tools: increased efficiency on work surfaces
  • Advanced recording and importing audio: includes project interchange
  • Advanced editing: expert music editing techniques
  • Synchronization: detailed common aspects of synchronization
  • Advanced routing and mixing: expert mixing concepts
  • Advanced automation: Pro Tools expert automation functionality
  • Mixing with plug-ins
  • Music delivery

Prerequisites

  • Pro Tools 101: Introduction to Pro Tools
  • Pro Tools 110: Essentials of Pro Tools
  • Pro Tools 201: Pro Tools Production Essentials
  • Pro Tools 210M: Pro Tools Music Production Techniques

Prior to taking the Pro Tools Music Expert certification exam, students must have successfully completed the above 200-series courses and acquired Pro Tools Music Operator certification.

Need more information?

For more information about official Avid Pro Tools courses or other Programs at IPR, call 1-866-477-4840 today or send us a request for more information.

* Certifications are awarded by the named organizations and are subject to the requirements of those organizations. The Institute of Production and Recording does not grant the certifications.

Pro Tools 310P: Advanced Post-Production Techniques

This course focuses on the advanced operation of Pro Tools® in a professional-post production environment. This course offers technical insights into both Pro Tools hardware and software.

Topics

  • Configuration and workflow troubleshooting
  • Network and collaboration workflows: using Pro Tools on a network
  • Tactile control of Pro Tools: increased efficiency on worksurfaces
  • Recording Foley with PRE
  • Conforming with Pro Tools: linear and nonlinear conforming
  • Expert editing workflows
  • Advanced routing and mixing: expert mixing concepts
  • Advanced automation: Pro Tools expert automation functionality
  • Advanced layoff: learn about speed correction

Prerequisites

  • Pro Tools 101: Introduction to Pro Tools
  • Pro Tools 110: Essentials of Pro Tools
  • Pro Tools 201: Pro Tools Production Essentials
  • Pro Tools 210P: Pro Tools Post-Production Techniques

Prior to taking the Pro Tools Post Expert certification exam, students must have successfully completed the above 200-series courses and earned Pro Tools Post Operator certification.

Need more information?

For more information about official Avid Pro Tools courses or other Programs at IPR, call 1-866-477-4840 today or send us a request for more information.

* Certifications are awarded by the named organizations and are subject to the requirements of those organizations. The Institute of Production and Recording does not grant the certifications.