Professional  Gamification  Certifications

Looking to elevate your skills in gamification, gamified and game-based learning?

Look no further than our expert certification program! Our program is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to become a true master of gamification.

With three levels of certification - Gamification Surveyor (Level 1), Gamification Journeyman (Level 2), and Gamification Master Craftsman (Level 3) - our program offers a comprehensive path to success. Our certification program doesn't end when you finish the coursework. With 90 days of dedicated coaching and support, you'll be equipped with the tools and knowledge you need to achieve real success in gamification. You'll be fully supported every step of the way.

Whether you prefer a virtual or live learning environment, our program is flexible to your needs. 

So what are you waiting for? Sign up for our expert certification program today and take your gamification skills to the next level!

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The Sententia Gamification Certification is the premier  gamification credential for Talent Development and HR Professionals.  Holding a Certified Gamification Professional credential demonstrates achievement, competence, credibility, and mastery to your employers, clients, colleagues, and professional peers.

Sententia establishes the benchmark for quality gamified and game-based learning, and year after year our programs have won Best in Class Awards from Training Magazine and Brandon Hall. The Sententia Certification is the ONLY Gamification Certification that earns you recertification credits with HRCI, SHRM, and ATD.

The Sententia Gamification Certifications are digitally verified by Sertifier and serves as a demonstration of your mastery of core gamification principles and skills essential to the best practice of talent development.

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3 Levels of Gamification Certifications

Gamification Surveyor (Level 1)

An individual who has earned a Gamification Surveyor Certification (Level 1) has received introductory training and demonstrates the necessary understanding of the fundamentals of gamification as it applies to the 5-stage process of gamifying an adult learning program within an organization. A Gamification Surveyor typically has a basic knowledge of gamification, but has not designed or led projects on their own. 

The Gamification Surveyor has completed basic training in the trademarked and proven model for gamification learning design: 

  1. Differentiate games vs. gamification
  2. Write effective business objectives - how will the outcome of your program benefit your organization
  3. Define learner personas and explore gamified instructional approaches that meets those needs
  4. Adopt 3 or more story writing strategies to craft an adventure for your learning program
  5. Identify the main behavior psychology concepts related to gamification
  6. Map at least 6 game mechanics to a player journey
  7. Draft an outline of a gamified learning program and receive feedback on your concept

Whether you are a new or seasoned learning professional, this certification will help you to quickly learn how to adapt a gamification strategy for your programs. NO CODING SKILLS REQUIRED!

Length of Course:  6 contact hours

Tuition: $357 (USD)

Recertification Accreditations*
ATD CPLP 6 points

Begin the Journey!

Gamification Journeyman (Level 2)

An individual who has received Gamification Journeyman Certification (Level 2) has received intermediate training on how to integrate gamification methodologies for the improvement of learning and development. They create player profiles and plan player-centric learning and development. They understand motivation in a gamified environment, created scenarios for a variety of players, and created a richer, in-depth experience for the player.

The Gamification Journeyman gathers data, participates in problem-solving exercises, analyzes case studies, and adds their personal experiences to design simulations and performance-based training materials that include real-world standards and conditions.

A Gamification Journeyman typically has written OKRs, crafted a Learner Persona(s), designed and play tested a low-resolution prototype, and has acquired the necessary knowledge of how to plan successful instructional design projects with gamification, but may have not yet led projects on their own.

Prerequisite:  Gamification Apprentice Certification (Level 1)

Length of Course:  12 contact hours

Tuition:  $597

Level Up!

Gamification Master Craftsman (Level 3)

An individual who has received Gamification Master Craftsman (Level 3) certification has received advanced training on how to integrate gamification methodologies for the improvement of learning and development. 

This advanced certification is not only about learning gamification methodologies but also about applying them in a real-world context.

To earn this certification, you must:

  1. Design and Deliver a Gamified Project: You are required to create and implement a gamified learning and development (L&D) project. This project should be for your organization or another approved entity.

  2. Deploy to a Targeted Audience: Crucially, your project must go beyond the stages of playtesting or prototyping. It needs to be a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) that is deployed to a minimum of 20 individuals. This is to ensure that your project has real-world impact and applicability.

  3. Demonstrate Comprehensive Knowledge and Application: As a Gamification Master Craftsman, you should exhibit a deep understanding of planning and executing successful instructional design projects with gamification elements.

  4. Prerequisites: Before reaching this level, you must have completed both the Gamification Surveyor Certification (Level 1) and the Gamification Journeyman Certification (Level 2).

Achieving the Gamification Master Craftsman status is a testament to your ability to not only grasp advanced gamification concepts but also effectively implement them in a practical setting.

Length of Design Intensive: 
Virtual: 5-Half Day Immersive Mastermind Design Retreat held in January each year. PLUS 90-Day Implementation Success Coaching.
LIVE: 3-Day Immersive Mastermind Design Retreat held in June each year in the greater San Antonio, TX region. PLUS 90-Day Implementation Success Coaching.

Tuition: $2994 plus all related travel and expenses.

Become a Master!

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