When people want to become an instructional designer, one of the first things that they think about is whether they need a formal degree or certificate.
If you're trying to go the corporate route and land a high-paying job with good work-life balance, then you likely do not need any sort of degree or certificate.
What you will need, however, is the right skillset (and a portfolio to show off that skillset). In this video, we break down whether you need an ID degree or certificate based. I hope that by the end of it you can make an informed decision about whether a degree or certificate is right for you.
Here are relevant links / videos that I mentioned: