WHY GAIN ACCREDITATION?
Accreditation by SIAD signals to your clients, to your employers and to other practitioners that you are committed to delivering the very highest standards in your work and business methods. Accredited Master (MSIAD) and Accredited Fellow (FSIAD) demonstrates that your commitment has been certified by an international body.
SIAD has an accreditation progression route that recognises creative professionals at every stage in their career; from Accredited Diplomat (DipSIAD) for Students, Accredited Master (MSIAD) and Accredited Fellow (FSIAD) to the coveted distinction of Master Designer™.
Promotion and Credibility
All SIAD accredited professionals benefit from the use of post-nominal letters indicating their level of accreditation, certificates and accreditation marks to use on their websites, advertising, stationery and signboards to promote their professional achievement and accrediting best practice in their profession.
Continual Professional Development (CPD)
All SIAD accredited professionals - from Accredited Diplomat to Master Designer™ - are encouraged to continually develop their creative and professional competencies. This not only benefits the career progression of the individual member but also benefits their clients or employers.
Personal and Professional Standards
SIAD seeks to inspire its accredited professionals to achieve and uphold the highest personal and professional standards. It encourages SIAD accredited professionals to support and seek accreditation from the professional membership body in their own country. In the UK, for example, this is the Chartered Society of Designers (the CSD website is here) which "provides support and guidance for designers at every stage of their career."
Networking and Collaboration
A range of SIAD promoted online activities and events provides SIAD accredited professionals with opportunities to connect with other practitioners in their particular creative discipline, with those in other creative disciplines and with allied and support disciplines.
SIAD engages with a diverse international creative community to ensure that the interests of its accredited professionals are represented and that a two-way information flow is maintained. News and market intelligence is communicated through occasional 'Creative Briefings'.