Level Up with Certification

Enroll in a self-paced course to expand your skills, learn new workflows, and be recognized as a Snagit or Camtasia expert.

Snagit Certification

Master image and video creation with Snagit.

You will learn…

  • Screen capture
  • Image editing
  • Video recording
  • Sharing options
  • …more

Camtasia Certification

Master video creation with Camtasia.

You will learn…

  • Screen recording
  • Video editing
  • Effects & animations
  • Titles, callouts, & captions
  • …more

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I buy the course without purchasing a subscription or maintenance for Camtasia or Snagit?

The course is part of your subscription or maintenance package. A return of your subscriptions or maintenance would fall under our standard 30-day return policy.

At this time, TechSmith Certification courses are NOT available for purchase separate from a Snagit or Camtasia subscription or maintenance. If you’re interested in purchasing a subscription or maintenance to gain access to the course, please contact us.

What does it mean to be certified in Camtasia or Snagit? How does it help me?

Certification means that you are a confident, effective, and efficient user of the product. Through the certification processes, you will gain skills and knowledge that will help you to create screencasts and videos (Camtasia) or images, videos and other pieces that communicate concepts, ideas and information visually (Snagit). Like any learning process though, becoming certified can be a great help, but mastering the process also requires practice and improvement. The certification will lay a solid foundation for you to build your skills and knowledge, and help expose you to many of the options and features available in Camtasia or Snagit. After completion of your certification, employers can rest assured that you have gained significant working knowledge about Camtasia or Snagit.

How does the content in the Camtasia or Snagit Certification compare to the free tutorials?

The free tutorials are fantastic and can be utilized along with the certification to grow your knowledge of Camtasia or Snagit. While there is some overlap in topics, the Certifications take a very different approach to the learning process. The Certification goes into more depth about the various tools (some not covered by the free tutorials) and also follows the author through the creation of a project (Camtasia) or actual use-case-specific workflows (Snagit). This methodology not only teaches you how to use the tools, but also enables you to see the outcomes throughout the process.

How do I earn each certification? And what do I get with it?

You will earn Camtasia or Snagit certification after you view all of the videos and take all of the quizzes in a course, passing each quiz with a minimum of 80% correct answers.

For Camtasia Certification: Once you have completed all of the lessons, click on the Receive My Certification course to complete the process. Note that if you have not completed each lesson, you will not be able to access the Receive My Certification course.

For Snagit Certification: You will receive an email with your certificate. Make sure to check your Junk or Spam folder if you do not see it. Alternatively, return to the Course Overview page. If you have completed all the necessary requirements for certification, click the ‘View certificate’ to view and print your certificate.

Because of the length of the course, we offer a second way to complete Camtasia Certification. Users with a deep knowledge of Camtasia can take the Camtasia Certification (Test Only) course (available in the Camtasia Certification Course), which will take you through a series of quizzes. On completion and passing all of the quizzes with a minimum of 80%, your certification will be issued. Please note that you must complete either the Camtasia Certification course or the Test Only option in its entirety. You cannot complete part of one and part of the other and receive your certification.

How long will it take me to complete each certification?

The Camtasia Certification courses contain over 15 hours of video content and many quizzes. Also, there are other resources, like downloadable project files. While you could complete all of the material within 16 to 17 hours, it’s highly recommended that you also spend time practicing and using Camtasia.

The Snagit Certification contains 23 video lessons, equaling about 1 hour and 40 minutes of learning content. There are also 5 knowledge check points throughout the course, containing 10 questions each. Earning the certification requires that you complete all video lessons, plus pass each knowledge check with a score of 80% or greater. Generally, this amounts to approximately 2 hours of time to complete the video lessons and the knowledge check questions in order to earn your certificate. However, it is recommended that you practice using Snagit as you go through the course, which adds some time.

I have taken and passed all of the quizzes. Why does it say that I have not completed the course?

It could be that one of the lessons did not get marked complete. When you have completed a course, you should see a banner across the course tile in the course catalog that says Complete. If not all of the lessons have been completed it will say In-Progress.

I use Camtasia and/or Snagit at my work, but I don’t know if my company has a subscription or purchased maintenance. How can I access the certification?

You will need to speak with your software asset manager or IT department. To help you communicate with your software asset manager or IT team, you can use this text to ask about access the Camtasia Certification: “I want to check to see if we have a subscription or purchased a maintenance agreement for Camtasia/Snagit. If so, do you have the TechSmith Certification Access email that will allow me to access the Certification training course?”

If a subscription or maintenance was not purchased with Camtasia or Snagit, you will need to purchase it to access the certification course(s). If you need assistance, please contact our customer service team.

What’s the process for posting my certification on LinkedIn?

Once you have completed either all of the required courses and their associated quizzes or the Certification Test Only option, you will be sent an email confirming that you have completed the Certification. That email includes an option to add your Certification to LinkedIn.

Alternatively, you can access the option to add your Certification to LinkedIn by logging into the Certification course and going to My Profile. In the My Profile section, you can see completed and in-progress courses. If you have completed the Certification you will see an Add to profile LinkedIn button.

How long do I get access to TechSmith Certification training materials?

You will be able to access the TechSmith Certification course(s) as long as you have a subscriptions or are current with Camtasia or Snagit Maintenance.

Does the content contain training for Mac users of Camtasia and Snagit?

Camtasia is very similar on both platforms. Where there are minor differences, efforts are nade to note them. Where differences are significant, we have made specific lessons. It’s worth noting that questions about both platforms will be asked in the testing. Even if you are not a Mac user, part of the certification is understanding the differences between platforms and is currently a requirement for completion.

Snagit is very similar across platforms. In instances where there were differences that affect workflow or potential understanding of feature use, efforts were made to call out those differences. There are no Mac specific lessons or quiz questions.

What happens if I don’t pass a quiz with the required minimum of 80% correct?

If you fail to complete a quiz with at least the 80%, you can take the quiz again.