Audiovisual communications technologies are exploding throughout the Entertainment and Exhibition industries. Trade shows, live preformances, sales and corporate presentations, movies, television, theatre, and educational seminars are using these technologies more and in innovative ways. This explosion has created a need for more and better trained personnel to install, maintain, and operate the equipment. Seeing the opportunity for IATSE members, the International has entered into a partnership with InfoComm International to provide InfoComm benefits and membership to all IATSE members, and to promote the importance of trained AV professionals.
- Membership - InfoComm members receive many benefits including free and discounted training and seminars, free event and trade show admittance, networking opportunities, tools and resources for AV professionals. For more information about InfoComm, click here.
- Recognized AV Tech - InfoComm Recognized AV Technologist Certificate Program offers a way for AV professionals to get entry-level technical knowledge. This certificate is not a certification, but employers in the industry look upon those with the recognition as having a baseline of common knowledge and vocabulary. Those who wish to earn a certificate can take the 3 classes and test online for free through the IATSE/InfoComm partnership. For more information about the certificate program, click here.
- CTS Certification - A Certified Technology Specialist is a recognized certification for experienced AV workers (click here for more information about CTS certification). The course is 3 days long, and there is no cost for qualified students for materials or to attend.
IATSE members who wish to take advantage of these benefits, click here to begin.
CTS Certification Course Testimonials
Upcoming InfoComm courses are available at our Events page, where registration instructions are also available. IATSE and InfoComm held four classes in their first year of partnership, and multiple IATSE members have given glowing reviews about the course materials and instructor, who was an IA member who worked in the AV field. Read our member testimonials: