idealliance_icon_75x75Idealliance offers a range of professional certification programs designed to help you elevate your professional development and take your skills and knowledge to the next level.


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.

To learn more about BrandQ, explore the BrandQ Microsite.

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;

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.

To discover all things G7, explore the G7 Microsite.

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 and paid the G7 Expert Certification fee. Certification is valid for two years.

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 minim 80% course proficiency. Certification is valid for two years.

G7 Process Control

The G7 Process Control program is designed for production professionals of digital and offset print service providers, creative agencies, premedia service providers, and brand owners. This online program considers the complete workflow, from creative through print, ensuring that key staff are skilled in the best practices of media production and are proven capable of reducing production costs and operating an efficient media production workflow. View a sample G7 Process Control lesson.


HirePro online series will enhance your ability to hire the right person the first time. Recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new employees are specific skills you must develop to ensure success within your company. This series offers a step-by-step formula to develop these hiring skills, designed specifically for the visual communications and media industry. The course includes engaging state-of-the-art video learning along with the necessary forms and guidelines you’ll need to hire successfully.

Integrated Media Workflow

The Idealliance Integrated Media Workflow Professional (IMWPro) Certification online program is designed to teach graphic communications professionals the basics of making the transition from a dedicated print workflow to a workflow designed to enable the production, publishing, and delivery of content across multiple media channels. View a sample IMW lesson.

Mail Professional

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.

SalesPro Digital

SalesPro: Digital print is exploding and with it, the opportunities for profitable sales…if you know what you are doing. Sell digital print services with the same methods and strategies as traditional offset print and you’ll end up competing on price.

The SalesPro: Fundamentals certification course teaches the basics of print sales, providing a fundamental and proven process that a new salesperson or selling owner needs to effectively and profitably sell print related products and services.

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At Idealliance, there’s no shortage of resources to help you keep up with the industry and get better, faster, and more efficient!

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