Certification and training with IDEALLIANCE will help you on your journey toward becoming a recognized and sought-after color management expert. See below for our online training options.

Color Management Professional® (CMP)

A Certified Color Management Professional has proven proficiency in the principles and best practices associated with color management implementation in a graphic communications production environment. This online training is intended for digital press operators, offset press operators, pressroom supervisors, prepress supervisors and technicians, quality assurance managers, and printing equipment suppliers. CMP modules include;

Print Planning & Estimating

Print Planning & Estimating is a comprehensive suite of online training and professional development courses for print professionals, teams, and managers. Print Planning & Estimating courses cover core planning and estimating concepts applicable to any print service provider. Print Planning & Estimating courses will improve skills in essential planning and estimating principles that are critical to a Print Service Provider’s profitability and one’s own personal development.

Print Planning and Estimating Certification offers a suite of courses to select from, including specialized courses in digital, offset, flexography and wide-format printing, and an all-inclusive Master course that covers all concepts and print devices in a single offering at a very attractive price.

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G7® Expert/Professional

An individual may become a Certified G7 Expert or G7 Professional, upon successful completion of the 3 day classroom-based training, and a certification exam.

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A G7 Expert is able to analyze color and print related issues and take corrective action to bring systems and processes in control to a set method, standard, or specification with repeatable, predictable results. A G7 Expert is highly skilled in the field of color management, process and quality control for proofing and printing equipment, having attended an in-person 3-day G7 training course and passed the course exam with a 90% course proficiency. A G7 Expert is licensed by Idealliance to perform G7 Master Facility Qualifications. Certification is valid for two years. G7 Experts are listed in the global G7 Expert directoryMore info here on G7 Expert Certification.

A G7 Professional is generally an in-house quality/technical professional who has attended and passed the in-person Idealliance G7 Expert/Professional training course with a minimum 80% course proficiency. Certification is valid for two years. More info here on G7 Professional Certification.

G7® Process Control

G7 Process Control Expert is an individual certified by Idealliance as a proven leader in the field of color management, process and quality control for the entire print production supply chain. Having completed both G7 Certification & Training, along with G7 Process Control & Implementation Certification & Training, G7 Process Control Experts are leaders in printing, packaging and graphic communications, licensed to  perform G7 Process Control Master Facility Certifications to align print production workflows, technology, and equipment for print service providers. Certification is valid for two years. G7 Process Control Experts are listed in the global G7 Process Control Expert directoryMore info on G7 Process Control & Implementation Certification & Training here.


Designed to educate and help brand owners communicate with their packaging supply chain, the BrandQ program teaches methods for controlling and monitoring print quality across the entire packaging supply chain. The program provides hands-on training plus useful on-line resources, including an assessment tool, additional training classes, a BrandQ community and discussion group, everything you’ll need to become certified as a BrandQ Manager or BrandQ Certified Supply Chain Expert.

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Mail Professional—(Only Available thru December 31, 2020)

The Mail Professional Certification online program equips those involved in the extended printing and mailing supply chain with a complete understanding of the postal-facing aspects of mailing. MailPro® Certification offers unparalleled access to a team of expert instructors with more than 400 years of combined experience in developing real-life mailing solutions and working effectively with the U.S. Postal Service. MailPro courses include MailPro Fundamentals and MailPro Advanced. View a sample MailPro lesson.

Sales Professional

The Sales Professional Certification online program teaches sales people and selling owners a prospecting process proven to increase, improve, and manage sales activity. It was designed by industry experts for print sales focused personnel. The SalesPro Certification is unparalleled online education that will help you produce more new business, more and better customers, and increase sales in your print supply chain. SalesPro courses include SalesPro Fundamentals and SalesPro Digital: Selling Digital Print.