AV and IT are fully united. Whether your background is in either AV or IT — you need to know both sides of the technology.
AVIXA can help you gain an in-depth understanding of networks and how AV applications operate within them with a specialized education track. After completing these courses, you'll be able to troubleshoot and discuss with your IT team why a piece of gear should or should not be on the network.
If you are new to the industry,
or would like a refresher on the new fundamentals of AV, enroll in the recommended general knowledge courses
and take the AV Technologist test
. If you have a few years in the industry, check out the courses listed here to accelerate your career.
In recognition of AV's close-knit relationship with the IT community, those holding CompTIA Network+ credentials can earn CEUs for completingNetworking TechnologyandNetworked AV Systems—up to 40 CEUs for this AV-focused training.
For those who learn better with books, explorethe Networked AV Systems
publication. With over 150 photos and illustrations, this publication serves as an essential on-the-job reference.
For those who have already earned their CTS, many go on to prepare for the CTS-D (design)
and CTS-I (installation)
specialized credentials. These certifications can make you stand out even more and they show your dedication to being the best in the industry. In addition, wherever you go, your certification goes with you — you
Not ready for a CTS Exam? Show clients and potential employers that you have achieved a basic level of technical knowledge by earning the AV Technologist Certificate
— free for members.