Audiovisual communications technologies are growing throughout the entertainment and exhibition industries. This growth has created a need for more and better trained personnel to install, maintain, and operate AV equipment. The IATSE Training Trust Fund has entered into a partnership with AVIXA to continue to provide AVIXA benefits and membership to all IATSE workers, and to promote the importance of trained AV professionals.

Courses Available Through the TTF

  • AV Essentials: A four-day, hands on classroom course that is part of the AVIXA/IATSE Live Event Technician Certificate Program. The course is designed for IATSE workers who want to become audiovisual technicians.
  • AVIXA Certified Specialist Prep Course: CTS Prep can help ease your nerves and boost your confidence before you take the Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS®) exam. This course is available online and in the classroom.

AVIXA Partnership Benefits

  • Membership: The IATSE TTF/AVIXA partnership includes member access to free and discounted training and seminars, free event and trade show admittance, networking opportunities, tools, and resources for AV professionals. Click here for more information about AVIXA. AVIXA partnership registration is open to all IATSE workers. Register today to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity with courses and content prepared just for you! If you already have an AVIXA account (formerly InfoComm), we'll link it to the partnership.
  • Free Online Education Resources: AV Math Online, CTS Prep Online, Essentials of AV Technology, Event Setup for AV Techs Online, AVIXA-Recognized AV Technologist Test, Networking Technology Online, Project Management for AV Online, Quick Start to the AV Industry Online. Click here for a how-to on registering for these classes once you've signed up for the partnership.
  • AVIXA-Recognized AV Technologist Certificate: When you are new to the AV industry, you need a way to prove your knowledge, to show how you stand out from the crowd. Free for AVIXA members, the AVIXA-Recognized AV Technologist Test has been developed to not only provide a common AV vocabulary, but also provide a bridge to the ANSI-accredited Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS®) credentials. Click here for more information about the certificate.
  • CTS Certification: A Certified Technology Specialist is a recognized certification for experienced AV workers. The course is three days long, and there is no cost for qualified students for materials or to attend. Click here for more information about CTS certification.

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