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Self Isolation Training

Thanks to AIST board member Susan for compiling this list of training / trial licenses and discounted courses etc which is available and applicable to our industry at this time. If anyone has any further additions please send them to and we will add them to this page.

We are working on a few other initiatives to support the membership so please keep an eye on our social media and your email for future updates.

*Please note that links and courses have not been vetted by AIST*



Stage Research: All of their sound design programs are currently available for free.

Shure: Shure Audio Institute provides online training on Integrated Systems Certification and RF Certification –

Yamaha: Online training for Yamaha and CL/QL desks

Audinate: Dante certification training

QSC: online training

AV ———————————————————–

AVIXA: Waiving fees for online courses until June 12

AVID: 16th MArch – 17th April 2020 Avid are making 90 day licences to Media Composer | Ultimate, Pro Tools, Pro Tools | Ultimate, or Sibelius | Ultimate free.

Harman: Audio, control, and networked AV certification courses

QLab: QLab is a sound, video and lighting control program for macOS. 

QLab 4 Manual:

QLab Cookbook: Lots of examples of interesting and ingenious uses of QLab

Free temporary QLab 4 licence for students and educators: “anyone with an educational email address can have a free temporary QLab 4 Pro Bundle license starting now and expiring on June 1. To get yours, create an account at and email” (

See this Google Docs sheets for the breakdown of a large number of AV courses available online:

NETWORKING ————————————————————–

Cisco Networking Academy:


ETC: ETC EOS Training and Workbooks –

ETC Learning Stage: (free until May 15) –

MA Lighting: Free e-learning classes,

Email for e-training login.

ACT Academy are offering free online MA courses until June 1st with promo code “act4me”. []

Avolites : Facebook online learning sessions, these will be hosted weekly with different topics and guest speakers. All tutorials are based on Titan 11.4* and Ai v10.3* so you can practice at home for free.

Avolites Academy playlists available on YouTube for Ai and Titan:

ChamSys: Webinars available daily, “Introduction to MagicQ or Quick Q” – 20 minute online classes available each Thursday:

Video tutorials available:

Zero88: Online training playlists available.

FLX S training:

FLX training:

Obsidian Onyx: free weekly online training classes

Green-Hippo: Green Hippo is offering free online webinars every week day over the next few weeks to cover several different topics catered for new and existing Hippo users.

Topics include; Hippotizer, SHAPE and Hippotizer Dive Deep.

Follow the link below to find our Pause & Practice sessions, and Register.


Capture: Capture is a lighting design, documentation and visualisation software for macOS and Windows. Demo version available.

Free, slightly limited, student version available for any purpose:

Video tutorials available at


Limited demo version available (

CAST Software will be hosting free one-hour long webinars every Monday for five weeks. Registration required.


Vectorworks Spotlight: 

Free 30 day trial available:

Students and professors in select global markets can download a free individual copy of Vectorworks Designer software, which includes all the capabilities of Architect, Landmark, and Spotlight.

Vectorworks Getting Started Seminars – Free for a limited time, registration required. (Apr 2, Apr 28, May 14, May 27, Jun 10, Jun 23)

Vectorworks Spotlight Essentials Seminars – Free for a limited time, registration required. (March 27, Apr 1, Apr 8, Apr 14, May 6, May 20, Jun 2, Jun 16)


you can now access Lightwright® 6 software with a special emergency Lightwright license through June 1, 2020. []

Drafty– A CAD program for lighting, sound, and video designers. Free for students until June (email the developer). Available at

Video tutorials available at:

SketchUp- Free web version available. Video tutorials available at


Made for Stage – Why not take advantage of the down time to brush up your rigging theory? We are launching weekly rigging awareness live online courses which will cover #riggingbasics #equipmentselection #ppeselection #knots #truss #redundantsystems #riggingmaths
Courses cost €125 per person and duration is 5 hours.
Get in touch if interested!

special AIST members rate, contact for more details.

We will continue to update this page as more info comes in. Stay safe and keep your distance!

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