Become an Avid Certified User for Pro Tools at WAM

Master Pro Tools at WAM!

At Women’s Audio Mission, we’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Avid as an official Avid Learning Partner!

Dive into the world of professional audio engineering with our comprehensive Pro Tools Fundamentals courses. The certification is the Avid Certified User for Pro Tools, providing an industry-recognized credential for both academic users and industry professionals.

Come join us in San Francisco for a hands-on experience with face-to-face sessions aimed at boosting your audio skills. You can also join us remotely – from anywhere in the world!

Pro Tools Fundamentals PT101 & PT110

Our Pro Tools Fundamentals courses are designed to equip you with essential skills for navigating Pro Tools efficiently. Whether you’re a beginner or looking to expand your knowledge, these courses cover everything an individual needs to know to complete a basic Pro Tools project, from initial setup to final mixdown.

Upcoming  Courses – More Dates TBA

2024 Pro Tools Period




Enrollment Status


Times (PT)


Certification Exam

Summer PT101 Heidi Trefethen Closed June 1–2 10am–6pm
Hybrid  June 10


Summer PT110 Heidi Trefethen Closed June 7–9 10am–6pm
Hybrid  June 10



These courses are strongly recommended for those enrolled in WAM Academy.

Certification Pathway

Combine PT101 and PT110 to earn your Pro Tools Specialist Certification. The certification is the Avid Certified User for Pro Tools, providing an industry-recognized credential for both academic users and industry professionals.

Course Details

Pro Tools Fundamentals PT101: Introduces fundamental Pro Tools concepts and principles, covering everything an individual needs to know to complete a basic Pro Tools project, from initial setup to final mixdown.

Pro Tools Fundamentals PT110: The Pro Tools Fundamentals 110 course expands upon the Pro Tools Fundamentals PT101 course and includes using MIDI, virtual instruments, and additional recording and mixing tools.

Course e-books are provided to all registered students, and the exam fee and one re-take is covered in the cost of the course

*You must receive approval from the class instructor if you did not take Pro Tools Fundamentals (PT101) with WAM. Please email with any questions.

Ticket Information – Click the buttons in the table to enroll*

  • Single Course: General – $300, Member – $250
  • Certification Bundle: General – $550, Member – $500
  • (WAM Members, reach out for your promo code!)


*Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before the course start date.

Join the Mission

Women’s Audio Mission courses focus on increasing the gender balance in audio production and technology sectors since fewer than 5% of the population employed in these sectors are women and gender-expansive individuals. There are limited spots available in WAM classes, and they often sell out, so we ask that if you are not woman-identified (cisgender or transgender), nonbinary, or gender-expansive, you reconsider enrolling in the class. We will not turn anyone away, but please be mindful that if you take up a seat in the class, that is one less woman, non-binary, or gender-expansive individual that we can serve. We thank you for your understanding in advance and for joining us in our mission to advance women and girls in music production and the recording arts.

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Ready to take your audio engineering skills to the next level? Enroll now and become a part of Women’s Audio Mission! For inquiries, email

Meet the experts behind the magic:

Heidi Trefethen is a recording and live sound engineer, producer, classical and jazz French Hornist, educator and composer. During her 31 years of work in the music industry, Heidi has worked with artists such as Shawn Colvin, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, Michelle Ndegeocello, Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary, and has a Concert Sound credit on PBS’ American Masters | Holly Near: Singing for Our Lives.

As a French Hornist, she has performed and given master classes in Italy, Thailand, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the UK, Canada. The LA Philharmonic, Il Teatro d’opera di Roma, the SFJAZZ Monday Night Band and several Bay Area regional orchestras are a few of the ensembles she has performed with. Heidi is a faculty member of the SFJAZZ Digital Lab, Women’s Audio Mission, the Institute for the Musical Arts and teaches private classes and lessons.

Heidi is also a GRAMMY® Voting member, Governor on the Board of the San Francisco Chapter of the Recording Academy. She is the San Francisco Chapters’ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Ambassador to the National DEI Team of the Recording Academy. She is passionate about equality and creating a healthy environment for women of color, gender non-conforming and women-identified individuals in the music industry.

Lien Do is a Sacramento-born multi-disciplinary media artist living in the Bay Area. They hold a double bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Davis in Music and Design. Their expertise extends to a wide range of fields, including record engineering, ADR, music composition, production, editing, and mixing. Since 2015, Lien has been serving as the co-owner and co-head engineer of Different Fur Studios in San Francisco, alongside Grace Coleman. They are also the co-founder of LIEMA, a post-audio and film production company, and a core member of the queer Vietnamese media collective, Sunkissed Productions.

Lien is a professor of post-production film audio for the MFA Graduate School program SOCDOC at UC Santa Cruz. They have also delivered guest lectures at various institutions, including UCLA and other community groups. Also, they were featured as an artist in residence at SFMoma’s Open Space, where they presented a physics sound installation that explored the potential of harnessing Sympathetic Resonance through future climate change and its impact on communication.

Lastly, they are a music producer who operates under the name Leviathe working with various artists. Throughout their work, Lien demonstrates a deep commitment to accessibility, diversity, and inclusivity in the arts.