Certifications

Build skills and confidence with design thinking and earn recognition for your accomplishments

Empowering everyone to be confident, capable problem solvers

LUMA’s mission is not just to teach people human-centered design, but to help everyone become confident and capable problem solvers.

In our years teaching the LUMA System worldwide, we’ve learned it takes more than formal instruction in a LUMA learning experience. It also takes peer-to-peer collaboration and hands-on application, supported by expert coaching and on-demand tools and resources.

Out of that learning, we designed certification programs for three specific roles: Practitioner, Facilitator and Instructor.

Photo Photograph of workshop participants in a LUMA workshop
Photograph of workshop participants in a LUMA workshop
Photo Illustration of the LUMA Institute Practitioner certification badge
Illustration of the LUMA Institute Practitioner certification badge

Practitioner of Human-Centered Design

For large organizations and the public. The Practitioner Certification Program combines expert instruction in the LUMA System of Innovation, with hands-on training, peer-to-peer learning and on-demand resources to help everyone build skills and confidence thinking and working like a designer. Our two-day, in-person Fundamentals of Innovation workshop is now part of the Practitioner Certification Program.

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Photo Illustration of the LUMA Institute Facilitator certification badge
Illustration of the LUMA Institute Facilitator certification badge

Facilitator of Human-Centered Design

For large organizations and the public. The Facilitator Certification Program helps organizations develop team members who are highly skilled in planning and facilitating human-centered design work sessions. Having skilled facilitators gives organizations deeper competence with problem-solving and equips them to address key business challenges more quickly and effectively.
 
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Photo Illustration of the LUMA Institute Instructor certification badge
Illustration of the LUMA Institute Instructor certification badge

Instructor of Human-Centered Design

For large organizations. The Instructor Certification Program allows organizations to build self-sufficient capability with human-centered design by developing people who can teach others through internal training and support. Building this capability in-house offers an effective and efficient way to develop human-centered design practitioners across the organization.
 
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