We offer 3 types of certification. All participants who complete our training receive a Certificate of Completion or a Certificate of Participation. Those who want to earn formal qualifications have the option to complete our online exams to earn Certificates of Mastery.

Certificate of Mastery (optional)

To demonstrate mastery of applied behavioral science, AlterSpark provides test-based certification. This optional certification program is included in the course price and contains resources to help students prepare, along with 3 attempts to pass. Below is a description of each certificate and the requirements for attainment.

Behavioral Design Certification - DBCC

Digital Behavior Change Certificate (DBCC)

Behavioral Design Certification - EDPC

Emotional Design Psychology Certificate (EDPC)

Behavioral Design Certification - DBDC

Applied Behavioral Design Certificate (ABDC)

Mastery certificatesCoursework requirementsTest requirements
Digital Behavior Change Certificate (DBCC)TMDBC participation, with 19.5 hours of classroom instruction or online lessons and tutorials.Pass the 90-item test on the course content with a 60% passing grade.
Emotional Design Psychology Certificate (EDPC)TMEDP participation, with 13 hours of classroom instruction or online lessons and tutorials.Pass the 60-item test on the course content with a 60% passing grade.
Applied Behavioral Design Certificate (ABDC)TMComplete both DBC and EDP, with 32.5 hours of classroom instruction or online lessons and tutorials. Must also complete the behavioral design process in class or online.Pass DBCC and EDPC. Then pass an additional 60-item test on the behavioral design process and emotional design practice, with a 70% passing grade.

Certificate of Completion

This certificate is issued to participants who complete our classroom or online training. Each classroom day (or online week), contains 6.5 hours of educational content.

Classroom completion is verified through attendance records, while online completion is verified through rules that quantify lesson view time, reading length, and content engagement.

Those who complete all modules receive a Certificate of Completion, stating the course title, issue date, along with a unique Credential ID and URL that validates their achievement

AlterSpark provides the following Certificates of Completion.

Certificate of Completion - DBC

Psychology for Digital Behavior Change (DBC)

Certificate of Completion - EDP

Emotional Design Psychology & Neuroscience (EDP)

Certificate of Participation

Certificates of Participation are issued when completion is difficult to validate (such as project-based training), or when a student is unable to complete the full class. This certificate includes course details but does not list the number of modules or hours of instruction, as these cannot be verified.

Certificate of Completion - EDP

Applied Behavioral Design (ABD)

Looking to build your career in applied psychology?

Increasingly, organizations recognize the value of behavioral science and applied psychology.

A recent Gallup study found that companies outperform their peers by 85% in sales growth and 25% in gross margin, just by applying behavioral economics.

At the same time, corporations are now scaling-up behavioral science units, and governments have been using nudge units for years.

If you’re looking build your career in applied behavioral science, we recommend that you blend digital psychology with another skill.

Your career may be about UX+psychology, design+psychology, marketing+psychology, copywriting+psychology, and so on.

Our training will teach you the core lessons and skills in digital behavioral science. Our certification will prove that you know the material. But it’s up to you to pursue the career you want.