Writing and Editing Certificate

AIGA progressional development

Certificate Description

The ability to write clearly and directly is highly prized in most organizations. From well-written emails to documents used to inform or persuade your audience, effective writing is an essential skill in the designer’s toolkit. This certificate will cover techniques for both business writing and technical writing. You’ll also be given tips for how to address common challenges, from idea to execution. The certificate will also provide foundational skills in copyediting, as well as more detailed information related to parts of speech and sentence construction to ensure you have a range of skills to make your writing stand out. 



Non member: $549
AIGA member: $449    
First 20: $419

Writing Editing certificate

Courses Included in this Certificate

  • Effective Business Writing
  • Introduction to Technical Writing
  • Troubleshooting Your Writing
  • Effective Emails, Memos, and Letters
  • Better Proofreading and Copyediting
  • Advanced Grammar for Copy Editors

Key Features

"The course was able to offer up extremely valuable information, relevant, with good exercises too. I think the best part was that the course covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time that was easy to follow, practice, and learn from. So this course was well worth it."—Holly A. 

“Very relevant and applicable course for any professional! I highly recommend this Effective Business Writing course. The business environment is comprised of people and will always be. Thus, effective business writing is critical for any professional and the professional's organization. Communication is key... What message is being sent? Was the message conveyed and understood? What did the audience need/want to know? These tips and techniques always needed for effective business writing. Truly a daily function for the success of anyone personally and professionally.” —Carla Renee B.

“The MindEdge Learning course "Writing Better Emails" gives every learner an opportunity to acquire confidence in preparing electronic mail correspondence, managing the receipt of emails, and utilizing email in digital marketing campaigns effectively. I highly recommend the course to all who would like to learn a reasonable approach to handling email correspondence and designing marketing and advertising in a professional manner.”—Mark B.

    Non member: $549
    AIGA member: $449    
    First 20: $419

    You may request a refund up to five (5) days from the purchase date. The registration fee will only be refunded if less than 10% of the course has been completed. Completion percentage can be viewed on the Course Progress page from within the course.

    PMI PDUs: 10
    Leadership PDUs: 4.75
    Strategic & Business Management PDUs: 0.25
    Technical PM PDUs: 5
    IACET CEUs: 2.8 (Contact Hours: 28 hours)
    HRCI Credits: 10 (Type: Specified - Strategic Business: 5, General: 5)
    SHRM PDCs: 10

    Courses are offered in collaboration/partnership with MindEdge, a leading online learning platform that has served over 3 million learners.

    Access Time: 365 days

    Estimated time to complete the course: 28 hours

    Frequently Asked Questions

      Lifelong learning is critical for designers, and as design association, AIGA wants to help both design professionals and the profession. We heard from our community that professional development is valued more than anything else. We also learned from our research efforts that there are some non-design specific competency gaps that designers would need to close to best position themselves to advance their careers and the overall profession. AIGA is here to help with the launch of a new pilot program that offers courses for the creative professional. We will continue to improve and build on this initiative with a lean approach, along with your support and collaboration. We encourage you to join the pilot program and please share your insights as we aim to continue listening, learning, and improving this new membership benefit.

      In partnership with the leading online learning platform, MindEdge, AIGA is offering courses that will help creative professionals identify business needs and grow future goals. MindEdge has a comprehensive catalog of professional development courses and certificates for busy professionals. Through this partnership, AIGA is able to offer this benefit to members.  


        During the pilot rollout, all learning will be asynchronous. Once you enroll in the course, you will also have exclusive access to the AIGA course community to network, connect, and learn with your peers. Our goal is to share additional resources and offer optional activities to help customize the learning experience to your specific situation. As part of the pilot program, we will offer a few optional live sessions to meet/greet other learners and learn in action through conversations with your design peers.

          Registration is simple, just follow the steps below:

          1. Select your course, pay, and you'll receive an automatic confirmation/receipt with instructions on how to start learning.

          2. You will also receive an email from AIGA's concierge learning services with onboarding information and instructions, including your login and password for access to the learning community. 

          • The community component is hosted by AIGA + Next Thought.
          • On-demand learning will occur within the AIGA + MindEdge Learning Management System.

          3. Start learning!

          • Take your on-demand course when it works best for your schedule.
          • Join the exclusive course community to network with peers.
          • Watch for more professional development opportunities from AIGA.

            Additional courses will be coming in the next weeks and months. Please send a note to learn@aiga.org with questions about the courses and we will help you find what you need. 

              The easiest way to give back to the AIGA community is to gift a course to a fellow AIGA member. It is easy! Simply add the name and contact information for the person you wish to give the course to within the application and we will send them the information to join.

                Please reach out to learn@aiga.org and we can share information on in-company solutions. 

                  Please reach out to learn@aiga.org and we will be happy to share information on potential solutions and pricing. 

                    Please reach out to learn@aiga.org. If you are an educator provider, education institution, or training center looking to promote your courses, increase credibility of your offers, and set standards for the profession, AIGA maybe able to help offer a solution. 

                    AIGA Writing and Editing Certificate