Certification for Designers and Power Users

Demonstrate you're the right person for the job. Get recognition for your knowledge: highlight to clients and prospective employers that you are adept at using wysiwyg to create professional lighting designs. This certification tests advanced skills and knowledge needed to design in wysiwyg from execution of a project through conception and beyond.
  • Industry-recognized certification

    Demonstrate that you possess the skills and knowledge to tackle your next professional challenge and be successful in that role.

  • Highlight your achievement

    Share your wysiwyg certification badge on your LinkedIn profile, resume, and professional portfolio to showcase your expertise.

What does the certification process involve?

  • An online timed exam containing a broad spectrum of questions relating to wysiwyg

  • A practical assignment submission

  • You must achieve an average of 75% across the the exam and the practical assessment to be awarded Certified Designer status

Certified Designers will have demonstrated advanced knowledge of:

  • WYSIWYG CAD engine

  • LED walls and adding multi-media to a file

  • Settings, patching and focusing of fixtures

  • Configuration and use of WYSIWYG cameras

  • Creation of plots and paperwork

  • Use of scenic automation within WYSIWYG

  • Connecting to lighting consoles and control fixtures in the virtual world


Before attempting the Certified Designer you should have:

  • Professional experience within the lighting industry

  • 150+ hours of practical experience using WYSIWYG

  • WYSIWYG R46 or greater (required to complete practical assignment)

Purchases are non-transferable, non-refundable, and cannot be redeemed for cash or credit. Purchasing does not automatically bestow Certified status. All certification components must be completed and passed within one month of the date of purchase.

Frequently asked questions

Taking the Exam

  • When can I take the certification exam?

    You can take the exam online and complete the assignment at a time to suit you so long as both parts are submitted within 30 days of enrolment.

  • How much time will I have to complete the exam?

    You have 40 minutes to complete the wysiwyg exam. Please allocate 60 minutes for the whole process, including time needed to review the exam instructions and to read and accept the wysiwyg Certification Program Terms and Conditions. The assignment should take between 2-4 hours to complete.

  • Do I lose points if I answer incorrectly?

    No, you don’t lose points for answering questions incorrectly.

  • Can I review my answers before completing the exam?

    Yes. Before you complete the exam, you will have the opportunity to review your answers to all questions.

  • Can I take the exam again if I do not pass?

    Yes. If you do not achieve a passing score on the exam the first time, you may take ONE resit exam. A period of 48 hours must lapse before retaking the same exam. The cannot be retaken. The first assignment submission is final.

  • I would like to request special accommodations for a wysiwyg Certification. What is the accommodations policy?

    If you need special accommodations, please contact the training team via email [email protected]. Test accommodations are individualized and considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that the purpose of test accommodations is to provide candidates with full access to the test. They are not a guarantee of improved performance or test completion.

  • How long is a wysiwyg Designer Certification valid?

    The wysiwyg Designer Certification is valid for 2 years from your certification date. To maintain your certification status after 2 years, you must retake the exam.

Scoring and Results

  • When will I get my exam results?

    You will receive notification of a pass or fail within minutes of completing your exam. The assignment is reviewed by our assessors before grading. If you pass both components, you will receive confirmation via email within 14 days.

  • Can I find out if I answered a specific question correctly or incorrectly?

    No. In order to protect the security of our certifications, CAST does not share information about the specific questions or components that were correct or incorrect.

  • Can I request a reevaluation of my score?

    No. Because CAST must ensure that candidates who pass exams and earn a certification have demonstrated the required proficiency level(s) across the skill domain(s), the final result of an exam or assessment cannot be changed.

  • Can I get a refund if I don’t pass an exam?

    No. CAST does not offer refunds for exams that you do not pass or exam appointments you miss. Additionally, CAST does not provide any discount if you retake an exam.

  • How do I print my e-certificate when I pass the exam?

    If you passed, you can print your certificate from your account, navigate to the “Certifications” tab and under “Downloads” click “PDF Certificate.”

  • What do I receive upon getting certified?

    Once you pass your exam(s) and become certified, you will receive a digital badge and a printable digital certificate. Badges can be easily shared to social networks including LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and other social networks and can be embedded on your website or blog.