THX and HAA have always shared a common vision about technical guidelines and the value of understanding the science of home cinema acoustics. In fact, HAA was originally inspired by a need to take the acoustical design requirements of THX into an advanced workshop setting providing more in-depth training for professional integrators. The best practices and requirements of both organizations have always been in sync. As HAA also partnered with CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association) since 2020, the best home cinema training can be found in one place.
The new THX Level One provides information on THX and the fundamentals of designing a great home cinema. It is highly recommended not only as an entry point for advanced certification for integrators but as a valuable primer for interior designers, project managers, sales staff, and anyone interfacing with clients pondering a home cinema. It’s extremely interesting and provides necessary insight for anyone involved in the industry.
The THX Level One is an introductory seminar focusing on cinema design and acoustical fundamentals from the THX perspective. It will also cover the contributions by THX to the advancement of video and sound reproduction in the consumer electronics world. Created in 1986, THX is credited with bringing many of the design and calibration concepts it developed for movie studios and commercial cinemas to consumer products.
In addition to the knowledge presented by the THX Level One class, students can earn THX Level One certification achieved by online testing. Successful students will be allowed to use the THX Adviser logo in their business and be found on the THX Professional Installer database. This also allows them to enter the HAA Advanced training track by taking the HAA Level Two and HAA Level Three workshops. Successful completion of each workshop will earn students the corresponding THX Level Two then THX Level Three certifications and the right to use their respective logos.
If you’ve already taken the THX Level One seminar or want to immediately follow-up on the Level One with more advanced THX certifications, You can also register for more classes here. All U.S.-based Advanced classes are held in Henderson Nev. (near the Las Vegas airport). You’d need to plan on a trip to Las Vegas in addition to attending the THX Level One seminar at its location. We do offer the THX Level One as an option prior to most Advanced workshops in Henderson.
Advanced THX Students will be on a dual track with Advanced HAA students both attending the same advanced workshops. Students in the HAA/CEDIA track are required to complete the CEDIA Online HAA Level One class. Students in the THX track must attend the in-person THX Level One Seminar. You can do both if desired and earn both HAA and THX certifications and the right to use the respective logos. Completion of Level One certification testing is not required to attend the advanced workshops. You can do the classes in the same timeframe one after the other; this is recommended for best “learning”.
Achievement of all certifications requires online testing here on the HAA Portal. Logos will be available on the members HAA Portal homepage for download after certification. Access to certification exams, logos, and other resources on the HAA Portal is provided by your logging in to your HAA Portal account. Items are added as you qualify for the various certifications. Logins are provided immediately after registration or enrollment.
Current member of CEDIA can click the “Validate CEDIA Membership” link (right) to get a discount. CEDIA members should do this prior to purchasing a course in order to get the CEDIA discount. Discounts cannot be applied after enrollment. For those that already have an HAA or THX account, click here to login then return and refresh this page to see the validation link. Those new to the HAA and THX please register as a THX Certification Candidate (below) to see the validation link.
THX in partnership with the HAA will be launching and offering all levels (I, II and III) starting with Level I at CES on January 12, 2024.