FKA, MCT, Gold Seal and Professional Certifications

FKA is a recognized leader in Learning and Development Certification. We have helped over 100,000 learning and performance professionals attain meaningful certifications in their industry. You can earn these premier credentials in several ways.

FKA offers six Professional Development Certification tracks: Professional Instructional Developer, Professional Instructional Designer, Professional Performance and Learning Consultant, Professional Facilitator, Professional e-Facilitator, and Master Learning Professional. These tracks represent the required core competencies for: facilitators, technical trainers, curriculum designers, instructional developers, performance consultants, needs analysts, learning managers and executives.

FKA Certifications

For individuals responsible for developing learning resources based on the course design plan or blue print provided by the instructional designer. The learning resources include facilitator and learner materials to support the complete range of learning environments from the physical (traditional) classroom, and other face to face environments, to online and self-directed learning approaches.

Plus 2 of the following:


Submit a sample Instructor’s Guide or sample Story Board for FKA to review

For individuals responsible for analyzing the learning needs, defining the learning outcomes, and creating the course design plan or blueprint used by the instructional developer. The instructional designer specifies what learning resources need to be developed.

Professional Instructional Developer Certification

Plus 2 of:


Submit a sample Lesson Plan for FKA to review

For individuals responsible for assessing human performance to ensure it aligns and supports the business needs. They identify performance gaps and profile recommended solutions to bridge those gaps. If the solution requires a learning intervention, the consultant develops preliminary course design plans or blueprints for the Instructional Designer. These preliminary plans will include a project work plan and cost benefit analysis.


Submit a sample Learning Plan for FKA to review

For individuals responsible for delivering instruction by transferring skill and knowledge effectively to adult learners in any face-to-face environment. 

2 of:

For individuals responsible for delivering instruction virtually and would like to perfect techniques to effectively engage adult learners in the virtual environment. 

For individuals responsible for all aspects of needs identification, curriculum design and development, and program delivery and evaluation. These individuals are the experts in knowledge transfer and workplace performance.

Achieve all of the following:

  • Professional Instructional Developer
  • Professional Performance & Learning Consultant
  • Professional Facilitator or e-Facilitator

Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)

FKA’s Instructional Techniques programs are approved by Microsoft for the “delivery skills” component of the Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) program. MCTs are the recognized technical and instructional experts in Microsoft products, technologies, and solutions; they are the only individuals authorized to deliver Microsoft Learning or Microsoft Dynamics courses.

For eligible programs please visit https://fka.com/microsoft-mct/

Microsoft Learning

Gold Seal

Gold Seal Certification program certifies Canadian construction management professionals, i.e. estimators, superintendents, project managers, owner’s, construction managers, and safety coordinators involved in general, electrical or mechanical contracting, road building and heavy construction or specialty trades. Applicants require a combination of industry experience, education, and training to challenge the Gold Seal exam and if successful, to become Gold Seal Certified (GSC).

Organization Specific Certification

Many FKA clients have designed their own certification process that integrates FKA programs with their internal programs. This allows them to customize the knowledge and skills required by their industry with best practices in the learning and development field.

Why Certify with FKA?

In today’s talent-driven business environment learning professionals need to differentiate themselves from others in their field. FKA certifications not only prove you have the right knowledge and skills to be successful but also demonstrate your commitment and dedication to lifelong learning.

FKA certifications are recognized industry-wide as a trusted and important indicator of workplace learning and performance excellence. Our certifications identify the learning professionals who have attained the highest levels of competency and are knowledgeable about the latest trends and best practices.

To help you reach the highest standards, our programs are aligned with the competencies and requirements recognized by organizations such as the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA): Certified Technical Trainer (CTT +), International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (ibstpi), Association for Talent Development (ATD) , Institute for Performance and Learning  and International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI). As a member of all these organizations, FKA has worked closely with them to authenticate their competencies. The content for our programs and certification programs also draws on our experience as workplace learning experts for over five decades. We have worked in every industry, creating and delivering top-quality results and solutions that work.

Get Started Today

Whether you are an instructor, facilitator, technical trainer, curriculum designer, instructional developer, performance consultant, needs analyst, e-designer, e-developer, learning manager or chief learning executive, FKA has a professional certification program to meet your needs.

If you have taken FKA programs in the past, you are already on the road to FKA certification. We will ensure those programs automatically qualify as part of the certification process. Simply call one of our representatives to determine your next steps.