Extron Control Specialist Online Certification Program

Extend Your Ability to Customize and Manage Pro Series Control Systems

The Extron Control Specialist Certification online program is designed to prepare individuals to successfully deploy and maintain customized AV control systems that are built using Extron Pro Series control products and Extron Global Configurator® Plus software. Global Configurator Plus is an ideal configuration tool for applications such as classrooms, boardrooms, conference rooms, or wherever a single control processor and control interface are needed. Students can expect a challenging series of education modules focused on control system customization for a wide range of applications, advanced device communications, troubleshooting, and remote system management.

Individuals will learn about the versatility and advanced features within Extron’s Global Configurator Plus software, as well as gain insight on GUI Designer software. Students who successfully complete the Extron Control Specialist - ECS program will be prepared to deploy and manage customized Pro Series control systems that are fully-equipped to handle all of the evolving complexities of today’s AV system designs.

Extron Certification

In the highly competitive AV industry, education, training, and certification are important to the success of both individuals and companies. Like a professional license, certification instills confidence through reliable evidence of a critical set of knowledge and skills. Acquired fluency and expertise in any field saves valuable time and money, and ensures a higher level of customer service and satisfaction.

The Extron Certification program is for AV professionals who wish to advance their knowledge of AV system technology, design, and configuration. The program consists of online and instructor-led training components and allows system integrators, installers, and consultants an opportunity to learn new skills, validate their skills, and gain a better understanding of the latest technologies and solutions.


This program is ideal for industry professionals who are required to install, configure, operate, manage, and troubleshoot Extron Pro Series control systems. This includes design engineers, AV system installers, and system integration project managers. AV control system design and installation experience is recommended.


There are no education prerequisites. A good working knowledge of AV control system design and installation is recommended. Successful completion of the Extron AV Associate Certification program is also recommended. An understanding of Global Configurator software is a plus.

Delivery Method

The Extron Control Specialist program is available online through the Extron Institute Portal. To achieve certification, students who complete the course must also pass a comprehensive final exam. The online course requires speakers or headphones and is currently available in English and Japanese.

Course Content

The Extron Control Specialist Certification program is an eight hour online course that consists of the following general categories:

  • Learn Global Configurator Plus software, and use its powerful capabilities to configure and manage Extron Pro Series control systems
  • Control system design concepts
  • Configure a wide range of room control functions using Global Configurator Plus
  • Create custom control interfaces using GUI Designer software, plus GUI design best practices
  • Validate Pro Series control systems in multiple AV environments using acquired knowledge of installation, configuration, and commissioning principles

How Can I Get Started?

To request enrollment into the Control Specialist Certification online program, contact your Extron Support Representative.

Continuing Education Units

The Extron Control Specialist Certification online program contributes to Continuing Education Units - CEUs for a variety of established industry organizations, including AVIXA™ and BICSI.

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MediaLink Designation

To add the MediaLink designation (ECS-M) to your existing certification, complete the free MediaLink Plus Controller Configuration Principles online training course: www.extron.com/avp.

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