As an IDOL Partner, you're embarking on an exciting journey to help us achieve our vision of creating an IDOL world for all learners.
We appreciate your continuous support and praise for IDOL Academy and our values. In order for us to reach the next generation of creative learning designers, we’ll need your help to spread the word about what we offer. Your partnership with us means more than affiliation—it's a partnership in love + learning 💝
This page will detail all the information you need as an IDOL Academy partner.
You can promote IDOL Academy or any of our other courses by sharing your customized links with your audience. You will earn a 10% commission on every sale generated from your partnership links.
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Partnership link disclosures are mandated by the FTC. This means you have to clearly disclose your relationships with merchants, brands, or products.
We see the best turn around for affiliates right before and during launches. This is the best time to promote IDOL Academy.
Upcoming Cohort Dates ✨
Enrollments for our Cohorts take place the few weeks prior to their start dates. Promote during these times for the best turn around!
IDOL Academy is the result of 17 years of experience, research, and direct feedback from learners. This comprehensive 24-week program is delivered on a gamified platform with self-paced lessons. We follow a rigorous syllabus that includes 8 milestone assignments. Completing these assignments leads to a polished professional portfolio and the certification of Certified Professional in Training and Performance.
Who is IDOL Academy for?
It is designed for both aspiring IDOLs looking to transition into instructional design and online learning, as well as current IDOLs seeking a more rigorous academic program that offers built-in structure and accountability.
What makes IDOL Academy different?
IDOL Academy is the only authorized virtual vocational school for instructional design and online learning.
We’re who employers ask for by name.
We offer paid experience opportunities through IDOL courses and IDOL Talent after you graduate.
Students get hands-on experience through our required internship and company matching program.
Our program develops a well-rounded instructional designer that gets real-world experience, training and access to the industry preferred tools, and a focus on solving performance gaps and business challenges.
What's Included in IDOL Academy
✓ 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:
Learning Experience Designer
✓ 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
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)
Partnership Promo Assets
We’ve included promotional assets and graphics that you can use when you share your link.
Partnership Task List
- Make a promotional plan.
- Read the partnership agreement. Ensure that you understand the terms and conditions of the affiliate program.
- Review and Download your promotional assets.
You will earn a 10% commission on every sale generated from your affiliate links.
Payouts - Quarterly through PayPal or Melio