Toon Boom Certification

Toon Boom Certification

Get recognition for your skills and knowledge of
Toon Boom software.

Get Certified

Who Should Obtain Toon Boom Certification?

The Certification Program is designed for those who are attending an educational institution or working in the film, animation and digital media environments.

Consider participation in the program if you are a:

  • Teacher or faculty at an educational institution using Toon Boom software for instruction
  • Student actively enrolled in a school using Toon Boom software
  • Professional animator or storyboard artist using Toon Boom software in production
  • Studio or other business wanting a consistent level of Toon Boom expertise

Toon Boom Certification

Toon Boom Certification is a recognized standard of excellence that provides validation of your skills and knowledge. It’s the best way to communicate your proficiency with Toon Boom Harmony and Storyboard Pro.

Get industry recognition for your skills

Set yourself apart and receive industry recognition for your proven expertise with Toon Boom software. Toon Boom Certification validates that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively meet the needs of your company.

Set yourself apart from other job seekers

Certification can give you an advantage when being considered for a promotion or other career opportunities. And because Toon Boom Certification is offered around the world, your credentials are portable.

Improve your performance and add value to your job

As Toon Boom continually improves its software, show your school or employer that you’re ahead of the curve by earning certification on the latest release of the software.

More reasons:

It is Easy to Prepare

Toon Boom, together with its partners and Toon Boom Certification Centre, offers a variety of solutions to help you prepare for certification. These include exam preparation road maps, assessment tests, Toon Boom Official Training Guides, and courses at Toon Boom Authorized Training Centre (TB-ATC) sites. These certification solutions are available around the world.

Levels of Certification designed to suit your needs

Whether you are just starting to use Toon Boom software or you’re an experienced professional, you can choose the level that is right for you. There are three levels of certification: Associate, Professional and Master. The Associate exam is the most broadly available.

Toon Boom Harmony Certification

Harmony

Toon Boom Harmony is the industry-standard tool used for producing animation at leading studios worldwide. Harmony combines artistic expression with production efficiency to delivery new levels of creativity. Show your mastery of Harmony by getting certified with every major release of the software.

Toon Boom Storyboard Pro Certification

Storyboard Pro

Toon Boom Storyboard Pro is the de facto tool for storyboarding professionals working on multimedia, animation and live-action projects. Toon Boom offers you the opportunity to become certified on every major release of this pre-production software. Demonstrate your knowledge by getting certified on Storyboard Pro.

Toon Boom Certified

Get Ahead with Toon Boom Certification

Toon Boom Certification is an industry standard of excellence that provides reliable validation of skills and knowledge. This can accelerate professional development, improve productivity and enhance marketability. It’s the best way to communicate your proficiency with leading products from Toon Boom.

Who Should Obtain Toon Boom Certification?

  • A teacher or faculty at an educational institution using Toon Boom software for instruction
  • A student actively enrolled in a school using Toon Boom software
  • A professional animator or storyboard artist using Toon Boom software in production
  • A studio or other business wanting to have a consistent level of Toon Boom expertise

Why Choose Toon Boom Certification?

  • Open doors to exciting careers and stand apart from others in a highly competitive job market.
  • Validate your technical ability and demonstrate recognized proficiency in digital content and animation.
  • Bridge the gap between classroom learning and real-world best practices.

Toon Boom Certification Model

Master

Harmony Harmony

Professionals or instructors with exceptional skills that have been invited by Toon Boom to become a Master

Professional

Harmony Harmony
Storyboard Pro Storyboard Pro

Professionals and Instructors with industry work experience. These candidates have successfully completed the Associate Level Certification Exam

Associate

Harmony Harmony
Storyboard Pro Storyboard Pro

Professionals, Instructors, Vocational, High School, College and University Students

Toon Boom Certification Program Benefits

Students

  • Receive industry recognition
  • Differentiate yourself from your peers and get noticed
  • Use the Toon Boom Certified logo to promote your credentials
  • Get ahead with higher education admissions committees and employers
  • Open up entrepreneurial opportunities: freelance contracts/jobs/internships

Professionals

  • Receive industry recognition
  • Differentiate yourself from competitors
  • Attract and win new business
  • Use the Toon Boom Certified logo to promote your credentials
  • Gain recognition from your employer

Educators / Instructors

  • Get qualified to teach Toon Boom software
  • Use the Toon Boom Certified logo to promote your credentials
  • Keep your knowledge of Toon Boom software current
  • Add prestige to your school’s academic programs

Business

  • Assure a consistent level of Toon Boom expertise within your company
  • Capture more business by differentiating your company’s use of certified staff
  • Quickly assess job candidates’ skill levels
  • Invest in and promote your most promising employees

How to Earn Certification?

  • Step 1:
    Register for the Exam

  • Step 2:
    Prepare for the Exam

  • Step 3:
    Take the Exam

  • Step 4:
    Certification

  • Step 5:
    Maintaining Certification

Find out all you need to know before you enter the certification Program.

Getting Started

How Do I Get Started?

Contact certification@toonboom.com


How long will certification take?

  • It all depends on your knowledge of the software. Preparation should take no more than 3–4 months.
  • Certification given by an educational institution varies depending on the program designed by these institutions.
  • Toon Boom offers a course to prepare for Certification and the exam is included in the course fee.

Registration

Register for Exams

  • Certification exams are offered at various locations. To register for an exam, contact your local Educational Institution recognized by Toon Boom or contact certification@toonboom.com.
  • A list of educational institutions which teachToon Boom software will be given on the Toon Boom web site.

How do I register for an Exam?

Certification exams are offered at various locations. To register for an exam, contact your local Educational Institution recognized by Toon Boom or contact certification@toonboom.com.

The following information is required to register for an exam:

  • Legal name (from government issued ID)
  • Company name or Educational Institution, if applicable
  • Valid email address
  • Physical mailing address

Age Requirements

Age requirements for Toon Boom Certification are as follows:

  • Minors: Individuals between 13–17 years of age may test and receive certification with parental consent.
  • Individuals: 18 years or older are eligible for certification without any age-related restriction.
  • Underage Minors: Children under 13 are not eligible.

Minors

During the registration process, Minors must agree to the Toon Boom Certification and Confidentiality Agreement. At that time, online consent forms may be downloaded for signature and submission by the Minor’s parent or legal guardian. Minor’s certifications and fulfillment packages may only be processed after Toon Boom receives the signed Minor’s consent forms.

Certification Exams

The main requirement for obtaining Toon Boom certification is to sit and successfully pass one or more certification exams, submit proof of work and sign the Toon Boom certification and Confidentiality Agreement.

What should I expect when I sit the Exam?

  • Exams are invigilated, timed, and delivered in a secure environment. Most exams last approximately two hours.
  • Candidates must acknowledge and sign the Toon Boom certifications and Confidentiality Agreement (in the future, it will be online), with a Toon Boom Trainer or with the associated institution. This must be signed prior to sitting any certification exam. Failure to adhere to this will result in the Candidate not be able to proceed with the exam and a refund will not be provided. Signature of this legal agreement is a requirement of official certification.
  • Exams are challenging; making use of simple recall of facts and on–the-job types of problem solving. Questions include multiple-choice single answer, multiple-choice and multiple answers.
  • For Professional and Master level certification, candidates must also submit assignments and /or a proof of work and its related source files to Toon Boom for evaluation.
  • At the completion of the exam, candidates receive a score report broken-down by each exam section and the passing score for the exam.
  • Toon Boom does not publish exam passing scores.

How do I schedule Exams?

  • If you are a student, contact an authorized educational institution in your area or Toon Boom directly at certification@toonboom.com to register for an exam.
  • If you are a working Professional, please contact certification@toonboom.com to register for an exam.

Certification Package

What do I receive after passing the exam?

  • After a candidate passes all exams required for certification and the required agreements are signed, Toon Boom will send a Toon Boom certification certificate identifying:
  • The candidate’s Toon Boom Career certification ID
  • Valid certification dates
  • Allow 3-5 business days for electronic certificates and 6-8 weeks from the date the certificate was mailed for printed certificates.
  • Certified candidates are authorized to use the appropriate Toon Boom Career certification Logos indicating certification status. Prior to use, they must read and acknowledge the Toon Boom certification Logo Agreement. Logos can be ordered through Toon Boom Educational or Professional Sales Department.

Once a candidate has achieved their certification, the following certification package is sent via email:

Certification expiration is applied to the following profiles:

  • Associate
  • Professional
  • Master

Expiration period is based on a major version release.

Logo Guidelines

Certified candidates must sign the Toon Boom certified Logo Media License Agreement to use certification logos, certificates and other collateral as provided and in accordance with the published Logo Guidelines. Individuals or entities that misuse certification logos, certificates and/or other collateral may be subject to penalties up to an including a lifetime ban on all future exams and nullify all previous certifications.

Exam Scoring and Violations

Preliminary Score Report

The score report notifies candidates that regardless of pass or fail results, an exam score may be revised anytime after testing, if there is evidence of misconduct, scoring inaccuracies, or aberrant response patterns.


Exam Scoring

At the completion of the exam, candidates receive a score report along with a score breakout by exam section and the passing score for the given exam. Toon Boom does not publish exam-passing scores because exam questions and passing scores are subject to change without notice.


What is the required passing score on certification exams?

An eighty percent (80%) exam score is required to obtain the certification of choice.


Exam Violations

Disclosure of exam content and other acts of misconduct are strictly prohibited as described in the Toon Boom Certifications and Confidentiality Agreements.

Retaking Exams

What happens if I do not pass?

If you do not pass, you will receive a diagnostic score report that indicates areas for improvement. You may then retake the examination as needed. There is no waiting period and you may take the exams as many times as you wish. You will have to pay a fee for each attempt – re-takes are not free.

Certification Courseware

Professional Product Certification

  • Toon Boom Storyboard Pro Certification

    • Toon Boom Storyboard Pro 1 Year License
    • Art Curriculum
    • User Guide
    • 3-hour Tutorial Video
    • Exam Session
  • Toon Boom Storyboard Pro 3D Certification

    • Toon Boom Storyboard Pro 3D 1 Year License
    • Art Curriculum
    • User Guide
    • 3-hours Storyboard Pro Tutorial Video
    • Exam Session
  • Toon Boom Harmony Certification

    • Toon Boom Harmony Standalone 1 Year License
    • Art Curriculum
    • User Guide
    • 5-hour Harmony Tutorial Video and 20-hour Animate Pro Tutorial Video
    • Exam Session

Privacy and Confidentiality

Conduct

Candidates must take no action to compromise the integrity or confidentiality of any Toon Boom certification exam or certification program. Prohibited actions are described in the Toon Boom Certifications and Confidentiality Agreements. Penalties for violating the policy can include up to and including a lifetime ban on all future exams and the nullification of all previous certification.


Confidentiality

All content, specifically questions, answers, assignments and diagrams of the certification exams are the proprietary and confidential property of Toon Boom. They may not be copied, reproduced, modified, published, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in anyway without the express authorization of Toon Boom. Candidates who sit Toon Boom exams must agree they have read and will abide by the terms and conditions of the Toon Boom Certifications and Confidentiality Agreement before beginning the certification exam. The agreement applies to all exams. Signing and adhering to this agreement is required to be officially certified and to maintain valid certification. Candidates must first accept the terms and conditions of the Toon Boom Certification and Confidentiality Agreement during the registration process and again prior to testing. Failure to accept the terms of this Agreement will result in a terminated exam and forfeiture of the entire exam fee.


Privacy

Toon Boom respects your privacy and is committed to protect the personal information that you share with us. The Toon Boom Privacy Statement describes how we collect and use your personal information.