Is there a cost for Extron certifications?
While most training provided by Extron Electronics has no fees associated with them, the certification programs do. Please contact your Extron representative for pricing.
Is there a recommended order that I take the courses in?
It is recommended that you complete the AV Associate certification prior to attempting any other Extron certification.
Why get certified?
Certification provides an industry standard, a commitment to a level of knowledge and learning that can be relied upon. Like a professional license, certification offers structured, reliable evidence of skills. Certification exams are built on rigorous and standardized criteria, and are often recognized internationally. In today's increasingly complex and highly-specialized economy, credentials are everything. Sure, you know you've got the skills to do the job, but how do you convince potential customers? For many career-minded professionals, certification is often the answer.
Extron has introduced certifications to recognize those individuals who have made the investment to become certified with Extron. Because of the significance of the changes that have been announced regarding certification pricing and procedures, we have put together a Frequently Asked Question document. Please review the questions and feel free to contact your Extron Representative if you have any questions.
What is the AV Associate certification?
A certification program designed to recognize individuals who make an investment in training with Extron. This certification is the foundation to other Extron certifications and covers AV industry technologies as well as Extron products.
Are Extron certifications for an individual or for the reseller company?
The certification belongs to the individual who has successfully completed the requisites for each certification
What benefits exists for a person who holds an Extron certification?
Certified individuals will receive technology updates and information allowing them to stay at the forefront of knowledge in their area of expertise. Certified individuals can use the respective certification logo on business cards to increase marketing and advertising in their area.
I've been working with Extron products for years, do I have to take the training or can I just take the exam?
Each eligible candidate must complete all identified requisites to obtain an Extron certification.
I've been working with Extron products for years, do I have to complete the requisites or can I be "grandfathered"
in as an Extron certified individual?
Because of potential liability issues we cannot "grandfather" anyone into any Extron certification. Extron must have written documentation showing demonstration of the identified skills for each area of expertise.
How do I get started in an Extron certification program?
You can visit the Extron web site or call your Extron representative for more information.