How can you gauge the expertise of an AV company? Ask if they employ technicians who have InfoComm/AVIXA CTS certification.
How can you gauge the expertise and reliability of an AV company? One way is to make sure your AV partner is a member of the Rental & Staging Network (RSN), a highly selective professional organization of top-tier AV and live event production companies. Another way is to make sure your AV partner employs technicians with CTS certification.
Independent AV providers often employ technicians who possess Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS®) certification through InfoComm/AVIXA. For more than 30 years, AVIXA has administered the CTS program, recognized worldwide as the leading AV professional credential. AVIXA certifies more qualified AV professionals than anyone else in the industry. CTS certification is recognized for its credibility and integrity, and certification shows a company’s commitment to being the best in the AV production field.
CTS Certification and Other Industry Training
CTS credentials bring many benefits to corporate leaders, meeting planners, and producers. For example, it enables you to evaluate AV providers using an open, tested, clear set of industry criteria, as well as gain evidence of your AV partner’s technical proficiency, experience, professionalism, and commitment to excellence. You’ll know you’re hiring professionals who are held to high standards of ethics and conduct.
The hiring and retention of reliable staff with strong expertise is challenging for many AV production companies. The AV companies that stand the test of time hire the best talent in the industry by mapping out career paths and giving each employee the training they need to excel, along with ample advancement opportunities. These companies also expect their employees to adhere to industry best practices, and they don’t leave it up to chance. Through individualized training programs, they give team members opportunities to build extensive on-the-ground show experience.
An AV company’s new employee onboarding process, for instance, should include entry-level CTS certification-based coursework. Furthermore, the CTS credential is so valuable that discerning AV companies will pay for team members’ CTS resources and testing fees.
The CTS Certification Difference
InfoComm/AVIXA’s CTS certification program assesses individuals against peer-developed standards and competencies and provides a three-year credential. Continued competency is enhanced through ongoing renewal requirements and adherence to the CTS Code of Ethics and Conduct.
Because the CTS credential is respected worldwide and is the only AV certification with ISO/IEC 17024:2012 accreditation, many corporate leaders, meeting planners, and producers give preference to AV companies that have invested in the highest level of certification and continuing education for their employees.
These corporate leaders, meeting planners, and producers have confidence that their AV partner meets stringent criteria for quality equipment, technical knowledge, consistency, and ethics. They also gain peace of mind knowing that their partner is at the forefront of the live event video and audio production industry.
TST Is Your AV Vegas Total Show Solution
TST — Total Show Technology — is the total show production solution for anyone who hosts, plans, manages, or produces events, meetings, and trade shows. We own the Pacific Southwest market and travel with our clients all across the country. Our clients have relied on us to deliver audio, video, lighting, equipment rental, and show production for conventions, corporate meetings and events, and trade shows since 1996.
Whether you’re looking for audio visual support or advanced event technologies that enable you to deliver your message effectively, we help your shows go off without a hitch and always make you look good. In an industry where almost anything can go wrong, we make sure everything goes right.