Do You Need an ID Degree or Certificate?

Devlin Peck
. Updated on 
May 4, 2023
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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.

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Devlin Peck
Devlin Peck
Devlin Peck is the founder of, where he helps people build instructional design skills and break into the industry. He previously worked as a freelance instructional designer and graduated from Florida State University.
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