Ableton Certification Event Berlin I (DE/AT)

Application deadline:

Complete applications for this event must be received by Friday, May 24, 2019

Event dates:

​August 2019 (Exact dates TBC)

Applications from the following candidates are accepted:

German speaking candidates currently residing in Germany or Austria


Berlin - Ableton AG headquarters

Language Requirements

The event will be held in German
The application materials need to be in German or English

Ableton is excited to announce the next Certification Event in Berlin, Germany.

The best and brightest Ableton Live experts are invited to apply now for this event. The top five applicants will join Ableton product experts for two days of intensive testing. Successful participants will earn the official title of Ableton Certified Trainer.

If you are interested in becoming an Ableton Certified Trainer and wish to apply for this event, then please follow the steps outlined below.

Submissions for first round applications must be received no later than Friday, May 24, 2019.

Please note: this certification event will be conducted in German.

Three steps to official Ableton Certified Trainer Status

  1. Initial application:
    Send an e-mail to with "Application - Berlin I (DE/AT)" in the email subject.

    Please send from the email address you use for your Ableton User account.
    Please include the following with your email:
    - Letter of motivation (1 page)
    - Professional resumé
    - Links to a 15-minute video of yourself teaching Live or Push. This can be either a video of yourself teaching in front of an audience or just directly into the camera. The important thing about this is that we can see and hear you in a teaching situation (max length 20 minutes)
    - An example of a curriculum or 'lesson plan' for an Ableton Live course.
    - Please fill in the interest form as completely as possible and submit.
  2. Successful first round applicants will be contacted and invited to the second round phone interview with the Ableton Certification Team. Successful interviewees will then receive an invitation to the Certification event.
  3. Attend and pass the two-day Ableton Certification event, where we examine teaching skills and overall product knowledge in a group environment.

By sending your application, you agree to the conditions of application to the Ableton Certification Program laid out herein.

Admission Requirements
People applying to participating in the Ableton Certified Trainer Program any Applicant must comply with the following:

  • Minimum age: Twenty One (21) years.
  • At least three (3) years of Ableton Live product usage. Professional training at a pro audio school or university/conservatory (music technology dep) a plus but not necessary
  • A minimum of one (1) year’s experience in delivering instructor-led courses.
  • Ownership and knowledge of the most current version of Ableton Live.

Process of Application
It will take the Applicant three rounds to apply for becoming an Ableton Certified Trainer:

First Round: Initial Application
At first the Applicant needs to submit an application for a specified Certification event as further described below.

Second Round: Phone Interview
Upon successfully passing the First Round the Applicant will be invited for an interview carried on the telephone.

Third Round: Certification Event
Upon successfully passing the Second Round the Applicant will be invited for a Certification Event carried out by Ableton or its partners.

Costs of Application
No payments will have to be made to Ableton by Applicants taking part in the First and Second Round. If the Applicant is then invited to the Certification Event, the Applicant understands all fees due must be paid prior to attending the Event.

Payment of Third Round Fee and Conditions of Refund
Ableton will specify the actual fee for the Third Round and the payment details to the Applicants selected for taking part in the respective Certification Event. All fees due towards attending a Certification Event must be paid in full 14 days before the start of Certification Event.
Any refunds, partial or otherwise, will only be negotiated in situations of personal illness or incapacity resulting in the applicant being unable to attend the event. Ableton needs to be informed beforehand and might request proof for the reason given. Refund will not considered in case of the participants not successfully passing the Certification event to the satisfaction of the host staff or Ableton.

Acceptance and Refusal of Applicants
Ableton reserves the right to accept and refuse applicants through any stage of the program at its reasonable discretion. This decision may be made in text from up to 14 days after the completion of a Certification Event.
Some examples of reason that applicants may be rejected may include:

  • Unsatisfactory performance at Certification Event    
  • The applicant, at any stage in the application process,  is not deemed appropriate for the Certification Program by Ableton
  • Unresolvable dispute over fee payments due

Ableton Certified Trainer Agreement
Once the Applicant passes through to being invited to the Third Round he/she will get sent a copy of the Ableton Certified Trainer Agreement  (“Agreement”) to read through the conditions applicable to Ableton Certified Trainers, along with the payments due notice and further information on the actual Certification Event. Upon successful completing the Certification weekend and being accepted by Ableton the Applicant will have to sign the Agreement. The Agreement is valid until the 31 December of the same year it has been signed by Ableton and the Applicant. Not signing the contract will result in an unsuccessful application for Certification and all fees paid will be forfeited.

Confidentiality and Data Protection
All information submitted by the Applicant during the process of application is treated with utmost confidentiality. Ableton will only share the submitted data of Applicants selected to take part in a Certification Event with Ableton's distribution or event partners carrying out the Certification Event to the extent necessary for carrying the respective. Such data includes inter alia the details necessary to contact the Applicant, the application documentation andthe video links. Each Applicant has the right to be informed at any time and without cost about the personal data recorded about him/her, as well as a right to the correction, blocking, and/or deletion of the data, as applicable.
If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing, or use of your personal data, in case of requests for information, correction, blocking, and/or deletion of the data, as well for the revocation of consent please contact:
Ableton AG, Schönhauser Allee 6-7, D-10119 Berlin,

The Ableton Certified Trainer Program is governed by the laws of Germany, with the exception of the CISG, even if the Participant has his/her residential seat abroad.