Apple Certification

Amherst Media is located in bucolic Amherst at the heart of the Pioneer Valley, a beautiful place to visit year round. We’ve been providing media training to the community for 39 years, and are proud to be an Apple Authorized Training Center.

Apple's Pro Apps are the industry standard for audio and video production, especially the much lauded editing app Final Cut Pro. Getting Apple certified is the best possible way to demonstrate your proficiency, and distinguish yourself from your peers. Successfully completing the certification exam increases your marketability and raises your earning potential. Amherst Media is just 90 minutes from Boston, 50 minutes from Hartford, and 50 minutes form Brattleboro, a quarter of a mile from Amherst’s Amtrak station, and half a mile from downtown Amherst's many shops, restaurants and other attractions. We have plentiful free parking.


Amherst Media is authorized to offer classes for all Apple Pro Apps. Our upcoming Apple Certification Training dates are listed on the left, to schedule a group training or request a future class please get in touch: or (413) 259-3300. Here are brief snapshots of some of the classes we offer.

Final Cut Pro X

This three-day hands-on course, students become familiar with the user interface while they learn how to perform editing functions. Students work with real-world media to learn practical approaches to video editing—from basic techniques to Final Cut Pro’s powerful advanced features.

Class Costs:
As a Community Media Center situated in the center of the Five Colleges we offer special pricing for those connected to the areas many educational establishments, and those affiliated with other Community Media Centers. These are the costs for our 3 day classes (the most common class length):

General Public: $999
Students, Faculty & Community Media Affiliates (Members, Staff, Board): $800

You will be required to pay the difference if you cannot provide proof of credentials before the start of the class. These same classes cost $1400 in Greater Boston.

Apple Certification Exams
Amherst Media also offers the full range of Apple Certification Exams, please choose the appropriate category when signing up: Pro Apps or IT.

If you can no longer take the class:

  • We will provide a full refund, if we are informed in writing 10 days before the start of class.
  • We will provide a class credit transferable to another class of same cost, within the next 6 months, if we are informed in writing 5-9 days before the start of class.
  • We will provide a 30% refund, if we are informed in writing 1-4 days before the start of class.
  • No refund will be issued if you do not inform us before the start of class.

If we need to postpone or cancel the class:

  • We will announce any cancellation 2 days before the first scheduled class day, and refund all participants in full.