AV Essentials

Course Description

AV Essentials is a four-day, hands on course that is part of the InfoComm/IATSE Live Event Technician Certificate. Take advantage of InfoComm International, IATSE, and IATSE TTF's relationship focused on getting you training for the jobs that are there and the jobs of the future. Together, InfoComm, IATSE, and the IATSE TTF have developed a customized classroom course and certificate program for IATSE workers making the transition to audiovisual jobs.


This course is designed for IATSE workers who want to become audiovisual technicians.

Course Content

The hands-on portion of this class will cover basic setup, operation and troubleshooting of audio, projection, presentation files, and AV networks typical in breakout rooms.

Each candidate will be given a set-up to perform in an allotted amount of time as a hands-on final exam.

About the Certificate Program

Upon successful completion of both the four-day, hands-on classroom course and the prescribed InfoComm online modules, participants will receive an InfoComm/IATSE Live Event Technician Certificate. The modules cover relevant context to a live event professional – an overview of the AV industry, science and vocabulary of audiovisual systems, and “AV math” that eliminates system setup guess work.

Time Commitment

This four-day classroom course is eight to ten hours each day. The online modules for the certificate program must be completed within six months following the classroom course. The modules include: 

  • Quick Start to the AV Industry
  • Essentials of AV Technology for IATSE
  • AV Math for IATSE
  • Event Set-up for IATSE

To Sign Up

Class size is limited to 28 persons per class and daily attendance is mandatory. Local Union officers who are interested in bringing AV Essentials to the Local or want more information should contact Ben Adams.