PVA stands for the Professional Video Alliance.
The PVA has been created to start a brand and organization representing premier manufacturers of video-related products for the professional and custom installation video markets. Members of the organization will be willing to share best practices within the organization’s membership. New memberships will be considered on an ongoing basis.
The PVA will offer training for video display calibration, operated worldwide by LionAV. LionAV has been the industry leader in providing instructor-led video training classes within the AV community for nearly two decades. PVA members will be able to promote their products during the trainings (PVA instruction and training content will always be vendor-neutral). The PVA will award the PVA Certified Video Professional certification to attendees of the Trainings if they meet the essential requirements (exam, successful participation in the hands-on aspects of the training, submission of calibration reports that validate mastery of the video calibration skill set). PVA Certified Video Professionals will have access to PVA member products for sale or resale. PVA Certified Video Professionals will also be able to offer PVA Certified Video Calibrations.
The PVA will also offer professional services to video product manufacturers that include product consulting, evaluation, and certification.
Additionally, the PVA will pursue alliances with SMPTE, CEDIA, and other organizations as required to maintain “best of product knowledge.” This membership information will be shared with PVA member companies as legally allowed.
There are 3 categories of certification with the PVA. Certified product, Recommended product, and Endorsed product. In addition there are “Official” product categories.