The following are the Policies that govern AGCV Certifications and Memberships.
Individuals who wish to earn their Certification through the AGCV as a Deposition Videographer, Evidentiary Videographer or Trial Technology Specialist may do so in one of three ways:
To enroll, please visit the AGCV Training Portal.
Comparable courses of study include the following:
Applicants may request to be exempted from taking the Certification Course and instead be allowed to only take the corresponding Certification Test. In order to qualify for this exemption applicants must have completed all of the following prerequisites:
Certification Testing shall be provided to Certification Course students at their discretion, but shall in no event be provided more than 1-year after they initially began the corresponding Certification Course.
If the applicant’s Certification Test is graded and they passed, they will be awarded a Digital Certificate from the AGCV.
If the applicant failed their Certification Test, they may be eligible to retake the Test at their discretion, but no greater than 60 days after their initial testing date.
Applicants who receive a digital certificate from the AGCV may update the name listed on their Certificate at their discretion. Additionally, certificate holders may Add Evidence or Request References for their Certifications as they see fit.
Certificate IDs and Issue On dates are not able to be updated. However, certificate holders may choose to recertify as specified in our Recertification Policy in order to update their credentials to reflect their current proficiency in the field.
Memberships are non-transferrable.
Memberships may have 1 of 5 different Status Types. They are as follows:
AGCV Members must pay their dues for their Membership each calendar year before their Renewal Due On date as listed in their Member Profile.
Members will be able to renew their Membership up to 60 days prior to their Renewal Due On date.
If a Member does not renew their Membership and/or pay their dues within 180 days of their Renewal Due On date, their Membership will be put into a Lapsed status and the Member will no longer be in good standing with the AGCV.
The following emails are sent to inform and assist members in ensuring that their Membership remains in good standing.
If an AGCV Member’s dues are not paid within 180 days of their Renewal Due On date and their Membership status has changed to Lapsed, those Members will be considered to not be in good standing.
In order to return their Membership to good standing with the AGCV, Lapsed Members must Recertify.
Lapsed Members may renew without any kind of penalty or Recertification requirement up to June 1, 2017.
At this time, the AGCV does not provide identification cards to its Members, but we are actively investigating this feature for our Membership.
In order to complete the Recertification process, applicants must take and pass the then current version of the test for the appropriate Certification program.
Members in good standing may voluntarily choose to Recertify at any time in order to update their credentials and validate their proficiency in the field.
Members not in good standing are required to Recertify in order to return their Membership to good standing.
Only Members in good standing are granted the right to use AGCV forms, documents, logos, and the American Guild of Court Videographers company name. Members are free to use and publish AGCV logos, certifications, links, etc. on their websites and marketing materials.
Only Members who hold Certifications earned through the AGCV may use Certification Emblems, badges and Certificates.
Any unauthorized use or display of AGCV materials may be subject to litigation as set out by law.