Consider the doctor, plumber, architect, lawyer, or building inspector ... These are all professionals just like us, the architectural illustrator. They have been educated in their craft. They have spent years working in the field, and in some cases, earning their degrees, but credentialing is a valuable and recognized part of our career.

Below is my list, of desktop publishing applications, that I would like to get certified in, during the year 2012. I spent over 20 years mastering many applications, so I thought it was time to get certified in some of them.  

  • Adobe Certified Expert (ACE)
  • Adobe Photoshop®
  • Adobe AfterEffects® 
  • Adobe InDesign®
  • Adobe Premiere®
  • 3ds Max Design 2011 Certified Professional
  • Revit Architecture 2012 Certified Professional
  • CompTIA Healthcare
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) Certificate

I'll post update, and my certificate credentials, as I work through my lists.