Rational Acoustics announces the launch of the Smaart Operator Certification Program, designed to provide confirmation of the successful completion — and comprehension — of Smaart training as presented in an in-person or online class. It also allows Smaart users to demonstrate their proficiency in the operation of the Smaart software platform.
The program currently consists of the Smaart Operator Level 1 Certification Exam and the Smaart Operator Network. Additional levels of certification will be added as more advanced training programs and tests are developed.
The Smaart Operator Level 1 Certification Exam is a 50-question online exam designed to test users ability to understand the basic operational paradigms embodied in Smaart software and the fundamental measurement concepts involved. It also tests the ability to set-up and run a Smaart system, make basic measurements and read the information presented in the data.
While the Level 1 Exam is open to all Smaart users, the exam is specific to the terminology, workflow, and interface of Smaart v8. Users who have only worked with versions of Smaart prior to v8, or with Smaart Di, are encouraged to attend an in-person Smaart training class, or review the online Smaart Operator Fundamentals webinars and v8 Operational Videos prior to attempting the exam.
The exam can be taken free-of-charge by anyone who has attended an official in-person Smaart Training Class taught by Rational Acoustics, or by any authorized Smaart Instructor worldwide, since the release of Smaart v8 (April 2016). The exam will also be free for anyone who attends an in-person Smaart Training Class in the future. If a user does not pass the test on the first try, they can re-take the exam at a cost of $24.99 per attempt. For those who took a Smaart Training Class prior to the release of Smaart v8, or who have never taken a Smaart class, the cost to take the exam is $24.99 per attempt.
The Level 1 exam is currently available in English and Spanish, with other languages to be added in the coming weeks.
Those who pass the Level 1 Certification exam will receive a Level 1 Operator Certificate and will become eligible to attend future Level 2/Advanced Smaart training classes for which Level 1 certification is required. They will also be invited to add their name to the Smaart Operator Network, a searchable online listing of worldwide Certified Smaart Operators. Network members can post their contact details to help them connect with other Smaart Operators and potential employers or clients throughout the industry.
Go here for a full overview of the program and access to the Level 1 exam.