Some common types of design certifications include web design qualifications, as well as software-specific qualifications. Examples of web design certifications include those offered by CIW and certifications offered by Adobe for various design products, including Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.
CIW is self-described as a leading web technology certification program. In operation since 1997, CIW has trained over a million students. They also award certificates through partnerships with various educational institutions.
Design certifications awarded by CIW include Web Design Professional and Web Design Specialist certifications. Information about CIW certifications is available at ciwcertified.com.
Adobe, a leading provider of professional design software, offers certification programs directly. Information about Adobe certifications is available at training.adobe.com.