Educational Partners

Private Training Institutions Branch

Private training institutions in British Columbia require a certificate from the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) if they provide, or offer to provide, at least one career-related program with 40 hours or more of instructional time, and tuition of at least $4000.

Education Quality Assurance

Educational Quality Assurance is a quality assurance designation that identifies BC public and private post-secondary institutions that have met or exceeded provincial government recognized quality assurance standards and offer consumer protection. EQA provides one standard provincial seal that can be recognized globally as symbol of quality. The EQA seal allows students to easily identify which provincial institutions the government of British Columbia recognizes as having met quality assurance standards and that offer consumer protection to learners.


SAE Institute was quick to realize the potential of Ableton Live as a creative tool for electronic music producers and performers. Our Electronic Music Production instructor at the Vancouver campus is a certified Ableton Trainer and attends a training program at Ableton’s Los Angeles centre to ensure that he can pass on the latest knowledge to our students.

Avid Technologies

As an Avid Authorized Training Partner (AATP) the SAE Institute is authorized to offer certification in Pro Tools 101, 110 and 130.

The Avid Authorized Training Partner program is designed to attract the most skilled training organizations in the industry. Avid’s goal is to add visibility to the resources and capabilities of their strategically chosen partners to assist them in training their customers worldwide.

Acustica Audio

SAE Institute Vancouver is very excited to announce a unique educational partnership, bringing an opportunity to feature one of the world's premier plugin manufacturers in its facility. As of January 2020, we have partnered with Acustica Audio to offer our students working in our Studio A or Edit Suites access to a number of plugins from Acustica's critically acclaimed line of sampled analog hardware emulations. The addition of this software to our main workstations will allow students to have exposure to mixing workflows and tools that were previously only available to seasoned professionals with racks full of expensive analog gear. Thanks to Acustica Audio for investing in the future of our industry and allowing SAE Vancouver students to have access to this incredible resource!

Antares Audio Technologies

Antares Audio Technologies is the worldwide leader in professional vocal processing technology.

Erikson Audio

A division of JAM Industries, Erikson Audio has been distributing audio and music equipment in Canada for over 25 years. In addition to office and warehouse space in Montreal, Canada, Erikson Audio has a dedicated sales rep force calling on retailers and professional sound installers across Canada. With in-house marketing, sales, service and parts departments, Erikson Audio is dedicated to providing the quality representation demanded by the world-class manufacturers that we represent.

IK Multimedia

IK Multimedia designs and manufactures apps, software, hardware and accessory products for music creation and playback on computers and mobile devices.

IK Multimedia has partnerships with some of the top companies in the world of musical instruments to bring unique and innovative solutions to market. And when they say top companies, they mean iconic brands like Fender®, MESA/Boogie®, Ampeg®, Orange® Soldano®Gallien Kruger®, Seymour Duncan® and more.


iZotope makes innovative products that inspire and enable people to be creative. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, iZotope has spent over a decade developing award-winning products and audio technologies for professionals and hobbyists alike.

Long & McQuade

Long & McQuade is the largest chain of musical instrument retailers in Canada, with over 70 locations from British Columbia to Newfoundland. This means that if you're a touring musician, you'll have the benefit of dealing with a familiar store with consistent sales, supply, service and support, no matter where your home base is.

Mixed In Key Captain Plugins

Mixed In Key is a leading manufacturer of music software that has become the industry standard in the DJ industry. Mixed In Key has enabled DJs to use the concept of harmonic mixing, gaining worldwide acclaim and testimonials from David Guetta, Diplo, Kaskade, Pete Tong and many more. Mixed In Key was established in 2006, and has launched different products for analyzing music, making mashups, improving the audio quality of music files, meta-data organization, live DJ performance, music composition, songwriting, and more. Contact your SAE Studio Manager for access to a discount code.

Native Instruments

Native Instruments is the backbeat to the music industry. As the leaders in digital music creation and performance, we’re right there on stage and in the studio with global stars and legends in the making. Driven by our mission to make music creation more inclusive and accessible, our hardware, software and digital services provide innovative, fully-integrated solutions for hobbyists, amateurs and professionals of all styles and genres.

Sonic Farm

Pro-Audio gear for the discriminating Studio Engineers! Hand-made in Vancouver by SAE electronics/soldering instructor Boris Drazic.

Universal Audio

Founded in 1958 by Bill Putnam Sr., Universal Audio has been synonymous with innovative recording products since its inception. A favorite engineer of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles and more, the late Bill Putnam Sr. was a passionate innovator who is widely regarded as the father of modern recording — with many of his legendary studio and equipment designs still in use today.