Accreditations, Associations and Awards

Our hard work doesn’t go unnoticed!

Advanced is proud to be part of our major industry associations, and received recognition for our company’s hard work.  Our staff hold leading certifications from both the AV and IT industries.


InfoComm International 

Accreditations and Certifications

Advanced is an authorized dealer for all major audio visual and digital media manufacturers.  Our direct relationships start from our inception and allow us to partner with our clients and manufacturers on a holistic level to deliver best advice, pricing, and services.

For the organizations that offer certification and recognition programs Advanced has achieved the below:

  • InfoComm Diamond Level Solutions Provider

Advanced was awarded the DIAMOND level Certified Audiovisual Solutions Provider designation (CAVSP) – the highest industry standard of excellence certified by the International Communications Industries Association.  Advanced was one of the first Canadian companies to achieve this certification level.

 InfoComm Diamond Level
  • PolyComm – Certified Service Partner
 Polycom Certified Service Partner
  • Crestron Elite Partner
 Crestron Elite Partner
  • Certified Extron Dealer
 Certified Extron Dealer
  • Certified Kramer Partner
 Certified Kramer Partner
  • SMART Business Solutions Premier Partner
  • SMART Preferred Partner
 SMART Business Solutions Premier Partner
  • NEC Platinum Reseller
 NEC Platinum Reseller
  • Hitachi Premier Dealer
 Hitachi Premier Dealer
  • Epson Authorised Dealer

Employee Certifications

Our team of AV, VC, and IT experts holds many industry certifications including:

Crestron Certifications

Advanced has been trained and certified by the Crestron Technical Institute allowing our staff to be prepared for the control system design and programming challenges facing commercial and residential A/V professionals every day.

Our Certifications and Designations include:

  • Crestron Certified Programmer
 Crestron Certified Programmer
  • Crestron’s Silver Level Master Programmer Designation 
 Crestron Certified Master Programmer
  • Crestron – DMC-D (Digital Media Certified Designer) 
 Crestron Digital Media Certified Designer
  • Crestron – DMC-T (Digital Media Certified Technician)
 Crestron Digital Media Certified Technician
  • Crestron – DMC-E (Digital Media Certified Engineer)
 Crestron Digital Media Certified Engineer

Extron Training and Certifications

In today’s ever-changing business environment, it is essential to keep pace with advances in complex technologies and products.  Acquired fluency and expertise in any field saves valuable time and money, and ensures a higher level of customer service and satisfaction.

Our Extron training includes:

  • Extron – School of emerging technologies
  • Extron – School of Audio Visual Technologies for Systems Designers
  • Extron – School of Engineered Systems Technologies

Prysm Training and Certifications

Advanced is an Expert Prysm Partner and has more certified Prysm Platinum Certified Field Application Engineers than any other Canadian AV integrator.

PolyCom Training and Certifications

The Polycom Learning program delivers targeted training to our installers and staff through experienced instructors who continuously develop new programs and courses to address advances in technology and new functionality.

Our Polycom training includes:

  • Polycom – Network Systems Pre-Sales Engineering Technical Certification Test
  • Polycom – Network Systems Sales Certification Test
  • Certified Video Engineer
  •  Certified Immersive Telepresence
  • Certified RealPresence Environments
  • Certified RealPresence Platform

 SMART Certified Sales Professional

The SMART Certified Sales Professional program is SMART’s dynamic, multi-faceted training and professional development program.  Advanced staff have been trained by SMART to effectively represent and promote SMART solutions.

SMART Certified Sales Professional   SMART Certified Sales Professional

InfoComm International Designations

Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS®)

Certification shows your commitment to being the best, in the AV field and for your company.  Advanced has demonstrated this by achieving CTS general and CTS installation level certifications.        

Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS®) – General

Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS®) – Installation


Advanced Training Division Certifications

SMART Certified Trainer and Training Center

Advanced is not only certified in the latest SMART products and software, but we have also recently been appointed as the Certified Training Center for Ontario.  What this means is that when any user approaches Smart to take a certification course, they will be directed to the Advanced training center to take their course.  We are the only Ontario AV integrator to have earned this certification and this validates our position as a leader in the visual collaboration solutions space.

  • SMART Certified Training Center 
  • SMART Certified Trainer – Notebook
  • SMART Certified Trainer – Response
  • SMART Certified Interactive Teacher (SCIT)
  • SMART Certificated Trainer – Meeting Pro
 SCT Meeting Pro


Health and Safety Certifications

health and safetyAdvanced is committed to preventing the accidental loss of any of its resources, including employees and physical assets. In fulfilling this commitment to protect both people and property, Advanced management will provide and maintain a safe and healthy work environment, in accordance with industry standards and in compliance with legislative requirements, and will strive to eliminate any foreseeable hazards which may result in property damage, accidents, or personal injury/illness

Our health and safety certifications include:

  • Workplace Hazardous Material Information Systems (WHMIS)
  • Scissor Lift Certification
  • Kib Crane Certification
  • Forklift Certification
  • Hazardous Material Certification
  • Fall Safe Certification


Advanced has received awards and recognition from both manufacturers and the AV industry:

  • ProAV Spotlight Awards – Advanced won Best Corporate AV Installation in the 2013 ProAV Spotlight Awards
  • Commercial Integration & Technology Award – Advanced won Best Corporate Installation in North America at the Integration Awards 2013
  • InfoComm People’s Choice Award – Advanced won Best Corporate Installation at the 2013 Infocomm People’s Choice Awards
  • Digi Awards – Advanced won a 2013 Digi Award for best Interactive Technology Roll-Out
  • SCN Top 50 – Advanced was recently (2012) recognized by Systems Contractor News (SCN) as a Top 50 integrator in North America.  Advanced was the only Canadian integrator to make this prestigious list
  • Crestron Elite Partner – 2010, 2011
  • SMART – Dealer of Distinction, VIP Reseller
  • SMART – Certified Training Center (First in Canada, 2011)
  • NEC – Canadian Platinum Dealer
  • Hitachi – Canadian Partner of the Year – 2008, 09, 10, 11
  • InfoComm CAVSP Diamond Partner Award (First in Canada)
  • Avermedia Canadian Partner of the Year – 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Award of Excellence – Tech and Learning 2010
  • Best in Tech – Scholastic Administrator 2010
  • Top 100 – District Administrator 2010

 Case Studies and Testimonials

Advanced has completed thousands of audio visual projects across the country.  We have assembled a small sample of our work with our 100 Case Studies section.  To learn more about our recent events and projects please visit our news section.


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