Instructional Design Courses

Expand and master all areas of Instructional Design no matter the classroom setting. Upon completion, you’ll earn a certificate and badge to showcase your achievement. Not sure which course is right for you? Connect with a Professional Development Specialist for a complimentary consultation to find the perfect fit.

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Offered in-person or live online, each course is tailored to the learning environment you are designing for.
Learning Together Design for In-Person Learning

Instructional Design Certificate

Follow a proven instructional design process from start to finish to create outcome-based training for the traditional classroom. Designed for both beginners and experienced designers looking to refresh their skills. Find out more.

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Virtual Instructional Design Certificate

Design engaging training for the virtual classroom. Ideal for practitioners designing for a virtual delivery and for those who are tasked with converting in-person classroom courses to a virtual platform. Find out more.

Online educational course Design Asynchronous, E-Learning Courses

E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate

Use instructional design principles and models to design engaging asynchronous e-learning courses. Perfect for those new to e-learning or more experienced designers. Find out more.

All of ATD’s instructional design courses are taught by expert facilitators, cover the latest design approaches and techniques, and offer participants the chance to complete hands-on projects as they learn. Each course is available in multiple formats so that you may choose the one that best suits your schedule.

Visit course pages for detailed descriptions, including learning objectives, course topics, and credit hours. These courses offer CEU credits for APTD, CPTD, SHRM, and HRCI certifications.

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Grow your knowledge. Elevate your design. Develop impactful learning solutions.
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ATD Master Instructional Designer® Program

This program covers the entire process of analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of learning programs across all modalities (face-to-face, e-learning, virtual, or a blend). Explore new design models and techniques, evaluate real-world projects, and work with expert facilitators in this eight week online program.

What Our Participants are Saying
"This program gives so many great tips on how to tweak designs that are fast and simple.  During this program, I was able to use Benjamin Bloom's...
"Taking this course was like having a new door, that you didn't even know existed, opened for you. I'm now able to look at our past e-learning courses, as...
"The course challenged my past knowledge and made me realize how much more room I had to improve. There were so many takeaways, from how to start the...
"The program provides a very structured and interactive learning environment for an e-learning course. You could tell the instructor, Karin Rex, was very...