Evidence-based evaluations and 
      credentials supporting schools and workforce.


  For the field.  By the field.  In the field.
Log in

Certified Instructional Designer/Developer

Instructional Designer/Developer Certification

ID banner

Comes with Digital Badges

Proven talent and experience

Graphic of ID(ILT) badgeTIfPI's instructional design certifications provides a measure of credibility in the field.  Expert instructional designers will want the Certified Instructional Designer and Developer credential with the CIDD mark and a learning solution badge. This is an evidence-based certification. Successful applicants meet all 9 standards as demonstrated in a specific learning solution project described in their application.  In addition, expert IDs will be able to show that they have a professional brand or persona that they use to market their services internally or externally. Successful candidates will receive a mark, CIDD, and two digital badges -- on for the CIDD and one for their specific learning solution.

Digital badges earned through TIfPI may be use in social media, email, and websites.  Your digital badge links to verification site (see this example) where your clients and employers can go to validate that you have a right to use that certification mark and to learn more about the badges’ requirements.

Instructional Design AND Development

How to Apply

To apply or just self-assess your readiness, you will need these: 

Need more Details and Documentation?

Download these documents for more information:

ID&D Certification Infographic (.png)

Questions?  Contact us at IDBadges@tifpi.org.

Upcoming events

What Genres do we Certify?

  • BLS – Blended Learning Solutions 
    (combinations of learning solutions)
  • C&M – Coaching/Mentoring
  • COP – Community of Practice
  • EPS – Electronic Performance Support
  • GPS – Goal- or Problem-based scenarios
  • ILT – Instructor Led Training (live or virtual)
  • ISS – Independent Self-study
  • JA – Job Aids
  • MEL – Mobile ELearning (mLearning)
  • OJT -- Informal Learning (on-the-job)
  • RLO – Reusable (micro) Learning Objects
  • SEL – Synchronous ELearning
  • S&L– Simulations & Labs
  • SLG – Serious Learning Games
  • SM&N – Social Media and Networking
  • VA&P – Video, Audio, and Podcast
CIDDs receive two digital badges.  The first badge is the CIDD mark; the second is specific to the learning solution genre. 

Congratulations to Mary Grace Oberto at FISERV for completing her instructional designer certification in job aids.  She is now entitled to use the mark, ID(JA+), since her work on job aids was deemed as outstanding.

More about the Gold Plus (Outstanding)

GPS GoldAny certification can also be awarded at the gold plus (outstanding) level for applicants who receive 7 or more "outstanding" ratings from at two reviewers in a blind review.  The gold level ID(GPS) is shown.  

Measured against 9 Standard

Check out the blog Detecting Performance by the Performance PI. Follow this blog as Practice Leader, Sharon Gander, explains the standards in more detail or join the free webinars below.  Follow PerformancePI on Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In. 

(c) The Institute for Performance Improvement (TIfPI), www.tifpi.org 

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software