CIW Associate Design Specialist Certification 

Note: This program is retired, effective June 30th, 2011. Certifications previously awarded in this program will remain valid. No further credentials will be issued. For more information visit our Exam Retirement web page

The new CIW Associate Design Specialist Certification is a perfect fit for academic and training organizations that want to deliver vendor-neutral Web design instruction and industry certification. Students will learn the basics of Web design along with today's most current information such as XHTML coding, image editing, validation, CSS, GUI editors, server-side and client-side languages, e-commerce models and much more!

To become a CIW Associate Design Specialist, the candidate must pass the Site Development Foundations* module exam and the Site Designer exam AND complete the CIW Certification Agreement by logging in to the CIW Candidate Information Center.

Required CIW Exams CIW Exam Topics
CIW Site Development Foundations Module CIW Exam 1D0-51B
CIW Site Designer CIW Exam 1D0-520

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CIW Associate Design Specialist

The CIW Associate Design Specialist certification creates a certification pathway for individuals by combining two of our most popular CIW courses from our Master Designer track. The courses include:

Site Development Foundations* Module

  • Introduction to Web Site Development
  • Markup Language and Site Development Essentials
  • XHTML Coding
  • Hyperlinks
  • Web Forms
  • GUI HTML Editors
  • Tables and Frames
  • E-Commerce Practices
  • And more!

Site Designer

  • Web Page Layout and Elements
  • Web Site Usability Testing
  • Navigation Concepts
  • Web Graphics
  • Cascading Style Sheets
  • Site Development with Microsoft Front Page
  • Site Development with Macromedia Dreamweaver
  • Site Development with Macromedia Homesite
  • And more!

*Become a CIW Certified Testing Center (CTC)

Since the exams for this certification are delivered through the CTC testing environment in modular format, educational institutions and learning organizations need to first apply to become an official CIW Certified Testing Center. Once accepted, a CIW Proctor must be designated to administer the exams.

Get Started Today

To find out more about the CIW CTC program, fill out our interest form and one of our Certification Specialists will contact you.