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 IDOL Academy is where you get the tools to build a highly paid, personally fulfilling career as a corporate instructional designer.


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Despite being outrageously expensive, an instructional design degree won’t help you get hired.

We enroll enough disappointed degree-wielding post-grads to know university degree programs don’t prepare you to do this work in the real world. So what’s missing?

Their outdated curriculums lean heavily on theoretical concepts (which are important) but overlook the technical training and practical experience employers require.

You can fast track your way to becoming a highly skilled, handsomely paid corporate IDOL. Without a degree or the suffocating student debt that comes with it.

Through IDOL Academy, we’ve helped thousands of students of all experience levels both break into this industry and catapult their career to the next level.

We can customize your learning plan to your

IDOL wants & needs. Schedule a call with our IDOL specialist, and learn more about what IDOL Academy can do for you.

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Enrollment includes 12 months of access to all IDOL Academy features, including*:

*But not limited to

24-week skill development track with immersive lessons, weekly assignments, live practice sessions, and 1-1 personalized feedback

 Weekly live lessons (replays available) from expert faculty on the topic and the lesson(s) released that week

 All tech and tool training

 5+ digital software badges (must meet requirements)

 Individual commercial and non-commercial licenses to specified design tools (worth $7500+)

 Portfolio training, tasks, and feedback

 Hands-on experience through internship and/or IDOL World projects

 8 milestone assessments, with digital badges, evaluated by expert practitioners (must meet requirements), including:

  • Internship
  • Instructional Designer
  • Learning Architect
  • Learning Experience Designer
  • Visual Designer
    Rapid Prototyping
  • Instructor-Led Training
  • eLearning Developer

 Certified Professional in Training & Performance (CPTP) graduation certificate (24 CEUs) (must meet requirements)

 All career readiness support, including:

  • Resume & Cover Letter Writing
  • LinkedIn Profile Optimization
  • Smart Networking
  • Interview Prep & Practice
  • Job Search & Applications Coaching
  • Offer Negotiation Coaching

 Business Box training and templates

 1-1 Career Coaching

 1-1 Business Coaching

 Private IDOL community and alumni network with 24/7 access

 1 assigned mentor during your cohort

 10+ Professional IDOL coaches

 Paid contract opportunities through IDOL Talent (must meet requirements)

 Proud Portfolio Guarantee (must meet requirements)


Success stories from our Alumni:

"The IDOL Academy was the best investment I’ve ever made in myself. I knew I wanted to pursue instructional design but had no experience. 

The change in my abilities in five months was incredible. I felt so much more confident and that is a result of the deliberate practice and the feedback system in place. 

In five months I went from going nowhere in my ID journey to landing a position with a prestigious learning company in my area."

Adam Briggs
eLearning Instructional Designer at Assima

“IDOL Academy is a great resource for all experience levels to become an ID or move further in your career. 

Since starting IDOL courses I landed my first ID job in December and will be promoted after only a year. 

My boss tells me I’m “a damn good” ID. 

It’s amazing to know that that they think that highly of me and that I should be at a higher position than where I am. It’s a big accomplishment.”

Gretchen Johanson
Sr. Instructional Designer at Zillow

The #1 question new students ask:
“How quickly will I get a job?”