Apple Certified Trainer Program
Creative ACT requirements
IT ACT requirements
 
Apple Certified Trainer Program

The Apple Certified Trainer (ACT) program certifies industry professionals to deliver the Apple certification curriculum across a range of products.The goal of the ACT program is to ensure the quality, consistency and accessibility of Apple training worldwide.

 
The ACT program prepares applicants to deliver courses for commercial and academic Apple Authorized Training Centers. ACTs maintain a high standard of instructional preparedness through continued access to Apple's technical resources. Candidates are qualified in technical proficiency and instructional skills by attending a Train-the-Trainer (T3) class and passing an ACT certification exam.
 
Creative ACTs deliver Apple's Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, Motion and Aperture courses
 
IT ACTs deliver Apple's OS X courses
 
For more information about the ACT program, please review the ACT Program Overview
 

 

Creative ACT requirements

To become an ACT for Apple’s Creative curriculum, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Have an accepted ACT application 
  • Have a minimum of one year teaching experience in a structured classroom setting (individual instruction does not satisfy this requirement).
  • Have a minimum one year of experience with the relevant product.
  • Have a minimum three years of experience as an editor, photographer, effects artist, producer or sound designer, or teaching experience in these fields.
  • Earn the end user certification for the relevant product.
  • Demonstrate the ability to teach technical courses at a Train-the-trainer (T3) course and pass the trainer exam for the chosen application.
  • Level Two and Motion trainer certifications may be earned by taking an online trainer exam after completing the relevant Level One trainer certification and delivering the Level One class a minimum of five times.

 

  • Recommended: attend the end user course that you want to teach
  • Some regions: be affiliated with an AATC or AATCE

 

IT ACT requirements

To become an ACT for Apple’s IT curriculum, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Have an accepted ACT application
  • Have a minimum of one year teaching experience in a structured classroom setting (individual instruction does not satisfy this requirement).
  • Have a minimum one year of experience with the OS X.
  • Have a minimum three years of experience as an IT professional or teaching experience in this field.
  • Earn the end user certification for the relevant product.
  • Demonstrate teaching skills at a Train-the-trainer (T3) course and pass the trainer exam for the chosen application.
  • Candidates must be certified to deliver the OS X Support Essentials course before they can apply to deliver the OS X Server Essentials course.

 

  • Recommended: attend the end user course that you want to teach
  • Some regions: be affiliated with an AATC or AATCE 

 


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ACT Benefits

  • Access to Apple-developed resources and products
  • Ability to teach at AATCs and AATCEs
  • Use of Apple Certified Trainer logo
  • Assistance with courseware
  • Discounts on the Apple Pro Training Series books
  • Ability to proctor certification exams at an AATC
  • Access to private Certified Trainer email groups
  • Third-party product discounts