Becoming a Member
Certified Members are admitted to the Association after the Assessment Committee has reviewed and confirmed that the supporting evidence an applicant has submitted satisfies the conditions for certification, and clearly demonstrates that the individual in question has acquired the competencies set out in the ACCP-CAID Instructional Design Competencies (IDC’s). IDC’s English. IDC’s French.
By becoming a ACCP-CAID Member, an instructional designer is awarded professional certification by the Association, and acknowledgement by their peers of the quality of their practice. Once an applicant has received confirmation that their membership in ACCP-CAID has been approved and certification awarded, and after having paid their membership fee, they are recognized as a “Certified Instructional Designer” and awarded the right to use the post-nominal formula “ACCP-CAID Member.”
There are three pathways to become a member, each involving a different evaluation process:
- Training option: this method consists of submitting proof of formal training that demonstrates that you have acquired the necessary competencies outlined in the Instructional Design Competencies document.
- Experience option: this method consists of demonstrating application of the competencies directly through a portfolio of examples.
- Education and/or Training obtained Outside of Canada: this method requires a proof of education and/or an experiential portfolio with detailed references for verification.
Any pathway to certification requires you complete an application form and documentation package that you email to firstname.lastname@example.org and pay the non-refundable application and assessment fee through the Member Sign up form. Upon receiving both, your portfolio will be assessed and you will be contacted after the process is completed.
Our goal is complete all assessments within 30 days of receiving the full application: the email and the payment..