Earn Digital Credentials with Allen Academy to Showcase Your L&D and Instructional Design Skills

The Allen Academy uses the power of Acclaim for your benefit and provides you widely-recognized digital credentials to represent your professional e-learning development skills.

On earning a credential through the Allen Academy, you will have demonstrated work you can share with your employer and the world. Our digital badges may be added to your LinkedIn profile, your certification will link to evidence of your accomplishments. 

View all our Allen Academy e-learning development and instructional design badges and credentials on our Acclaim profile page.

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How to Earn Digital Credentials with Allen Academy

Our Design College currently offers five foundational badges and one intermediate certification:  the Allen Certified Instructional Professional Level 1 (ACIP-1) credential.


Start Your L&D Journey Here:


Earn the Boring is Bad badge by completing Design 100: Fundamentals of Design for e-Learning.

It's a two-session, four-hour course that will change the way you think about online learning.


Earn the Interactivity badge by completing Design 101: Instructional Interactivity.

It's a six-session, 12-hour course that delves into frameworks and practices for designing learning experiences.


Earn the Building badge by completing Design 102: Building Instructional Interactions.

This six-session, 12-hour course will teach you how to build highly interactive learning experiences in Articulate Storyline (or Adobe Captivate).


Earn the e-Learning badge by completing Design 103: Designing for e-Learning.

In this six-session, 12-hour course, you'll learn and practice the analysis methods and content management techniques you'll need to design, collaborate, and actualize your e-learning projects.


 Earn the Practicum badge by completing Design 104: Practicum and Individual Coaching.

This is an independently-scheduled practicum that includes one-on-one coaching with Allen Academy's expert instructors. Under the guidance of your expert coach, you'll create your own learning product that showcases your abilities and best practices in learning experience design.


Earn the Allen Certified Instructional Professional - Level 1 credential by completing all five courses in the program. 

It takes work and commitment to earn an ACIP-1 certification. The ACIP-1 is proof to the world that you have what it takes to design and build meaningful, memorable, and motivational online learning experiences for modern learners and organizations.