Production Assistant Certification

The purpose of the Production Assistant Certification is to develop qualified individuals who can work on Utah film, television and commercial sets.

To achieve the Production Assistant Certification, participants must complete all 5 steps of the program:

  1. Click here to register with the Utah Film Commission.
  2. Enroll in the online PA Course and allow 24 hours to be approved by UFC. Complete the lectures and pass the prerequisite online quiz.
  3. Complete a Utah Film Commission approved Production Assistant On Set Workshop. This portion is paid and must be completed through Avrec Art House* or UVU’s Digital Media 2110 (Motion Pictures Essentials) . If you are a student at University of Utah or Weber State University individual workshops will be offered based on instructor availability.**
  4. Pass online final exam.
  5. Meet with the Utah Film Commission and local production teams at the quarterly PA Meet and Greet at Avrec Art House.

* Please note Avrec Art House workshop has limited space, each workshop is limited to 10. If the next workshop is full or doesn't work with your schedule, please join their wait list. You will also need to pass the prerequisite online quiz before the Avrec Workshop.

**If you are an educator and interested in adding PA Certification to your course curriculum or for more information on the program, please contact Melissa Jackson at melissajackson@utah.gov.

Your Instructor


Marcie Gibboney has worked in the film industry as a production coordinator, accountant and assistant director on more than 30 films and TV series, including The Giver, Granite Flats, Damsel and HBO’s Mosaic. She is currently working as production coordinator for Disney Channel’s Andi Mack, which is now filming its second season in Salt Lake City. We have worked closely with Marcie to develop the newly established Utah PA Certification Program, utilizing her background in corporate training, which has been incredibly supportive. She is passionate about building Utah’s crew base and has worked tirelessly with the Utah Film Commission to foster the next generation of talented local crew.