Smaart Operator Certification Program
Smaart Operator Level 1 Certification
Level 1 Smaart Operator Certification provides confirmation of the successful completion of Smaart training, as presented in in-person or online
Smaart Operator Fundamentals classes. It is a certification that the student:
• Understands the basic operational paradigms embodied in Smaart software
• Understands the fundamental measurement concepts involved in the use of Smaart
• Can set-up and run a Smaart system
• Can make basic measurements
• Can read information presented in the data
It does NOT certify any level of sound system engineering capabilities or the ability to interpret Smaart data to make useful system alignment decisions. (To use a medical analogy… Level 1 Certification means that a user knows how to run a CAT scan machine, not that they can accurately interpret the results to make a medical diagnosis).
How Do I Become Level 1 Certified?
Smaart Operator Level 1 Certification is granted upon successful completion of the Smaart Operator Fundamentals Level 1 Exam.
The Level 1 exam is open to all Smaart users, however the exam is specific to the terminology, workflow and interface of Smaart v8 and later. Users who have only worked with versions of Smaart prior to v9 or v8, or with Smaart Di, may want to consider attending a training class or reviewing the documentation and resources available through the Smaart Support Portal.
How Much Does it Cost to get Level 1 Certified?
The first attempt at taking the exam is free for anyone who has taken an official Smaart Training Class since the launch of Smaart v8 in April 2016 (either with Rational Acoustics directly or through an Authorized Distributor or Smaart Instructor).
Most class attendees receive an email with a free test access code. If you have not received a test access code, please contact your class organizer.
If you took a Smaart training class prior to the release of Smaart v8, or if you have never taken an in-person Smaart Training class, the cost to take the Level 1 exam is $24.99 per attempt.
What Language(s) is the Level 1 Exam Available In?
The Level 1 exam is currently available in English, Spanish, Italian and Korean. Portuguese and Chinese (Mandarin).
Other languages will be added as translations are completed. We do not have definitive list of languages that will be available, nor dates for the addition of more languages. Test takers can choose the language in which to take their exam once they have registered at the online test site (see below).
What Happens If I Pass the Level 1 Exam?
If you pass the Level 1 exam, you will receive a lovely Level 1 Operator certificate to show off to your friends and neighbors (or potential employers), and you will become eligible to take future Level 2 / Advanced Smaart Training Classes for which a Level 1 certification is required.
You will also be invited to add your name to the Smaart Operator Network (see below).
What Happens if I Fail the Level 1 Exam?
If you do not pass the Level 1 exam, you can re-take the exam as many times as you wish. Each additional attempt at taking the exam is $24.99
Operator Certification Online Test Site
You will be redirected to the online test site where you will need to create a user account and register in order to to proceed with the exam.
Smaart Operator Network
Anyone who passes the Smaart Operator Level 1 Certification Exam will receive an invitation to add their name to the Smaart Operator Network, a searchable online listing of Certified Smaart Operators worldwide.