Become a Certified Practitioner

AIN Members are welcome to apply to become Certified Practitioners, assuming you meet the criteria listed below. If you’re not yet a Member, join here (it’s free).

 

Why become a Certified Practitioner?

  • You’ll be included in AIN’s list of Certified Practitioners on this website, so potential clients and collaborators can find you – the positions of the names are rotated each week
  • You’ll be eligible to respond to calls for proposals from AIN’s partner organizations, about paid assignments (only Certified Practitioners are eligible to do this)
  • Credibility – you’ll have the right to say in all your marketing material that you’re a Certified Applied Improvisation Practitioner
  • It’s recognition from your peers that you have a significant professional practice
  • It shows that you’re a pioneer in a pioneering field and you’re contributing to your professional community

Here’s how the process works:

STEP 1.

Carefully read these instructions about the certification process and make sure you agree with the AIN Code of Conduct and Ethics.

STEP 2.

Read the details below about the point-scoring system. One category is about your participation in and support of the AIN community; the other is about your professional practice of and advancement of applied improvisation outside of the AIN.

You need to score at least 10 points, with at least 5 points from each category (in other words, you can’t score all 10 points from just one category).

Category 1

Points

Category 2

Points

Participation in and Support of the AIN

Professional Practice as an Applied Improviser

Attended AIN World Conferences

Conferences attended in the past 5 years

1 point per conference, with a maximum of 3 points in this category

1, 2 or 3

Your own website

Targeted for clients, with applied improvisation as key content

1

Attended an AIN Regional Conference

Within the past 2 years

1

Taught Train-the-Trainer workshops or written a book with a theme of training trainers

Maximum of 2 points in this field

1 or 2

Produced written content for the AIN

Minimum of 10 original-content blog posts or equivalent, running one of our surveys, submitting case studies, etc.

1

Received positive testimonials or quotes from a client, mentioning applied improvisation as part of an assignment

1

Led a programmed session at an AIN World Conference

Within the past 3 years.

2

Made a professional appearance

In front of a business executive, non-profit or academic group (outside of the AIN), with applied improvisation as key content

1

Led a programmed session at an AIN Regional Conference

Within the past 3 years

1

Gave a workshop, webinar or online course, with applied improvisation as key content

Outside of the AIN, within the past year

1 point per workshop topic, with a maximum of 2 points

1 or 2

Led an Open Space session at an AIN World Conference

Within the past 5 years

1

Was a speaker at a TEDx Talk or made TV appearances, with applied improvisation as key content

Within the past year

1

Led an Open Space session at an AIN Regional Conference  

Within the past 5 years

1

Published podcasts/video podcasts, with applied improvisation as key content

1

Contributed to organizing local/regional AIN events

Within the past 3 years

1

Published or translated a book with a theme or chapter on applied improvisation

2

Have been published in a professional publication, with applied improvisation as key content

1

Have published a regular blog

Outside of the AIN website, with at least 15 posts over the past 18 months, and with applied improvisation as key content

1

Peer recommendation

From someone already qualified to be listed on this website

1

STEP 3.

Calculate your score. 5 or more points in each category for a total of 10 or more? Yay, happy dance! Please continue your application.

If you still require more points, please have a look at the list above to see how you can get more involved.

STEP 4.

Click the “APPLY NOW” button below and you’ll be taken to another page called “Your Application for Certification”, where you can provide the information about you that you want people to see in our public list of Certified Practitioners, and pay the annual fee.

You do NOT need to fill in a form or send us an email outlining how you’ve calculated your score – we trust you. And we’ll ask if we need more information from you.

STEP 5.

On the “Your Application for Certification” page, click the “Submit & Continue To Payment” button to pay the biennial subscription fee of US$99.00. Your certification is valid for one year from the date your application is approved. Pay via PayPal – we won’t process your payment until your application is approved.

STEP 6.

An AIN Board member (or members) will review your application, and ask you for more information if necessary.

STEP 7.

We’ll let you know whether your application is successful. If it is, your PayPal payment will be processed and the details you submitted will automatically be added to the list of Certified Practitioners on this site. Congratulations!

Any questions about the certification process? Contact us.

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