Certified Widevine Implementation Partner Overview

The Certified Widevine Implementation Partner (CWIP) program is designed to allow highly qualified companies the ability to confidently and successfully install and configure Widevine systems for their clients. The goals of the program are to:

  • Teach CWIP candidates how to install, configure and troubleshoot the Widevine system
  • Ensure a high level of satisfaction for both the System Integrator and their end customers
  • Maintain a high level of Widevine system knowledge within the CWIP community
  • Maintain a high level of content owner trust in the Widevine system and Widevine’s CWIPs

In order to become a CWIP the following must be completed:

  • Execution of CWIP agreements (Note: Individuals will be unable to register for classes until this step is complete)
    • Non-Disclosure Agreement
    • Master Licensing Agreement
    • Certified Widevine Implementation Partner Agreement and Order Form
  • The 3-DayTraining Session
    • Lecture
    • Hands on lab time (not applicable until in-person classes resume)
  • Completion of an online exam with a score of 90% or greater
  • It should be noted the class is difficult and the requirements for passing are high to ensure the highest quality and customer satisfaction with implementations performed by CWIPs.

To maintain CWIP certification, CWIPs must:

  • Have on staff a minimum of two individuals that are CWIP certified
  • Pass audits of end user sites if conducted by Widevine to ensure proper and secure installations
  • End user and content owner experience must remain satisfactory
  • Remain in good standing with their annual CWIP fees

CWIP Prerequisites

Required skills and background knowledge for training and certification:

  1. Must be proficient in English (verbal and written) as the classes are in English

  2. Must have a laptop with Chrome browser installed to participate in and complete the lab sessions

    Please ensure you are using the latest version of Chrome browser.

  3. Systems and Network Administration

    The individual should have a good understanding of networks, including CDN setup and maintenance, setup and maintenance of web servers, video content flow to the Internet, firewalls, routing, subnets, TCP and UDP communications.

  4. Experience with Video encoding and Video Encoding Standards (Understand DASH, GOP, iframe, H.264, VP9, MP2TS, etc.)

    Video encoding is one of the most time consuming and complicated portions of an integration and CWIP students should have a very good understanding of video encoding standards, such as IDR frame structure, encoding profiles like baseline, main, high, and which platforms support which profile, video muxing, HLS, etc.

  5. Experience with Linux

    Widevine's supported OS is Ubuntu, therefore, all students are expected to have an intermediate knowledge of the Ubuntu environment and work from the command line to complete the lab exercises.

  6. Experience with Python and XML

    Ability to read and edit XML files. Students should also have an intermediate knowledge of working with Python, including the command line interpreter and reading python code.

Requirements for Visitors to Google Offices

All visitors to Google Offices must provide:

  • A government issued photo ID.

Failure to provide a government issued photo ID will prevent you from being allowed to enter a Google office.

Upcoming Course Schedule

* Class schedules are subject to change

  • Course Title
    Course Date(s)
    Registration Deadline
  • Widevine DRM Training


    June 11, 2024 - June 13, 2024
    London, UK

    9:00a - 5:00p GMT
    This class is full
  • Widevine DRM Training


    Nov 5, 2024 - Nov 7, 2024
    London, UK

    9:00a - 5:00p GMT
    October 20, 2024

Training Topics

* Please note course description and content are subject to change

Widevine DRM Training

Day 1:
  • Lecture: Widevine Overview
    • Modular DRM Framework
    • Description of DASH
    • What are Encrypted Media Extensions
    • What are Media Source Extensions
    • Common Encryption (CENC)
    • Encoding and Packaging
    • Packaging and Packaging Options
    • The Widevine Ecosystem
    • The Widevine Client (CDM), Security, and Integration
    • Content Playback and Options
Day 2:
  • Lecture: Widevine License Proxy SDK
    • Overview and Workflow
    • Inspection of a license request
    • Management of Policies and Keys
    • Returning device information and client capabilities
  • Lab: Widevine License Proxy SDK
    • Proxy SDK Setup
    • Content playback
    • License Diagnostics
    • Offline playback and license renewals

  • Lecture: Widevine License Server SDK
    • Overview and Workflow
    • Installation and Setup
    • Generating a License
    • Device Security Policies (DSP)
    • Playback Policies
  • Lab: Widevine License Server SDK
    • License SDK Setup
    • Content playback
Day 3:
  • Lecture: Shaka Player
    • Overview
    • Setup
    • Code Labs
  • Lecture: Android
    • CDM and Java Classes
    • Certificate Provisioning
    • Key Rotation
    • Android Integrations
    • Device Security Levels
    • ExoPlayer
  • Lab
    • Finish remaining Lab exercises
  • Lab Review
  • Wrap Up

CWIP Integrators List

The following companies have been certified as Widevine integrators to install, maintain, and deploy Widevine software.

CWIP Frequently Asked Questions