4. Training, Workshops and Certification

4. Training, Workshops and Certification


CCTV offers Members an extensive training program in multimedia production. Class schedules are posted on the CCTV website, in the newsletter, and on the scheduling calendar in the facility. Schedule brochures and special flyers are available at CCTV. Workshops are conducted on an on-going basis and new schedules are announced quarterly. 

A. Class Enrollments

Anyone may enroll in any workshop for which they have satisfied the pre-requisites by paying the associated fee or using voucher credit. Classes for groups can be arranged on an ad hoc basis. A minimum number of participants is required for each class to be held as scheduled. 

Class slots are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. If a class is full, Members may ask to be put on a waiting list. 

Members canceling 24 hours prior to the class will be credited for their fee/voucher credit. Members who do not cancel and do not show up for a class will forfeit their fee/voucher credit. 

B. Volunteer Opportunities

Members may offer to volunteer in lieu of paying class fees and volunteer hours must be completed prior to the beginning of the class.  Just as with all cancellations of class attendance, Members canceling 24 hours prior to the class will be credited for their volunteer hours. Members who do not cancel and do not show up for a class will forfeit those volunteer hours. 

C. Cancellation of Classes by CCTV 

There is a posted minimum enrollment required for each class.  If the minimum is not met, CCTV may cancel the class. Further, CCTV reserves the right to cancel classes at any time due to instructor illness, absent students, or at the reasonable request of the instructor. 

D. Certification

Members may be certified to use facilities, check out equipment, and take advanced classes by successfully completing the appropriate workshops: 

  • Beginning Studio, Camera, and Edit Equipment Certification: Members must attend all sessions of a certification course, complete required hands-on and written tests, as well as meet the standards set by CCTV staff and instructor.  
  • Intermediate and Advanced Classes Certification: Members who have completed the required prerequisites may enroll in Intermediate and Advanced certification classes.
  • Testing Out of Certification Classes: Experienced producers may be certified and by- pass classes in studio, field production, and editing by passing a written test and a hands-on demonstration of equipment skills. Members cannot test out of classes for technical directing and engineering. For specific equipment, CCTV may require further demonstration of proficiency.