Gamification Certification

  • 13 Sep 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center; 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130


  • Available to ATD NOLA members who did not qualify for early-bird pricing.
  • Available only to ATD NOLA Members through August 31, 2019.
  • Available to non-ATD Nola members after August 31, 2019
  • Available to non-ATD NOLA members through August 31, 2019.

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Level 1 Gamification Certification

for Talent Development Professionals.

The ONLY Gamification Certification that earns you re-certification credits with HRCI, SHRM, and ATD.


This trademarked, proven program takes you through the 5-step process of

gamifying your organizational quest. By following the 5-step plan, you are

essentially assured a successful outcome.

Game mechanics such as points, levels, challenges, rewards, chance,

collaboration, scarcity, time limits, and leader-boards are directly linked to the

human desires of achievement, status, self-expression, competition, and altruism.

These mechanics (and more) provide an ideal adult learning environment as

learners practice their skills, get immediate feedback on their progress, earn

recognition, and build confidence in their ability to overcome a challenge.

In this 6-hour certification program, you will use L&D case studies as you overlay

for the 5-step Game the System™ model for gamification learning design and

participate in problem-solving and assessment exercises.

Content Overview:

Module 1: Define Learning Objectives... The Fundamentals of Fun! - Define your measurable business objectives and determine how gamification will help

you to achieve your objectives.

Module 2: It's Story Time - Create an Epic Adventure - Frame and wrap your

quest in a spellbinding story to create a narrative thread that pulls through

the entire game.

Module 3: Design Variety into Your Activities - Create the right mix of ingredients in your learning activities to allow participants to acquire knowledge and skill, rather than merely receive and memorize information.

Module 4: Add Game Design and Mechanics - Identify the game elements you

will use (points, badges, leader-boards, etc.) and implement game

mechanics to motivate your players.

Module 5: Tally up the Aesthetics So They Wanna Play! - Create an overall design that appeals to different senses and tie everything back to the other four

levels, especially the business objectives.

Module 6: Gamification Audit of Organization Quest - The gamification audit will clearly define recommendations on the creative design, development,

communications strategy, and roll-out plan for the gamification project

presented in class. The aim is to achieve the objectives identified in

Module 1 by applying the gamification design overlay and answer the

question: Is it fun?


The goal is to increase learning and engagement through key concepts found in

game design and behavioral psychology.

By adding game mechanics to training, gamification not only increases interest, it

makes training "fun." A well-designed and well-implemented gamification program promotes engagement, meaning, mastery, and autonomy. Upon completion of the Level 1 Certification, the Gamification Apprentice will demonstrate an introductory understanding of all components used to apply the

Game the System™ gamification design overlay to an L&D program.

Recertification Credits:

One Credit, PDC, or Point is awarded for each physical hour of continuing

education that meet Recertification Guidelines.

HRCI - This activity, 245951, has been approved for 6 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Documentation Requirement - Please be sure to note the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

SHRM – This activity qualifies for 6 PDCs to maintain your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP

designation. Documentation Requirement - Document your professional

development activities and retain these records for up to 6 months after the end

of your 3-year re-certification period. For more information about certification or

recertification, please visit the SHRM website at hcp://


ATD – This activity qualifies for 6 CPLP® recertification points to maintain your

CPLP designation. Documentation Requirement - Commercial or Industry-related

courses/sessions - Letter or certificate of completion from the course sponsor

verifying hours, dates and subject matter. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the ATD website at

Competencies addressed:

  • Instructional Design
  • Learning Technologies
  • Evaluating Learning Impact
  • Managing Learning Programs

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