You may choose to take any singular authentication course, but to receive a branded credential and badge to pursue your authentication business, you must receive a 90% passing grade in all ten courses, five required and five elective.

Required Courses: Chanel, Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Prada
Elective courses (choose 5) : Balenciaga, Burberry, Celine, Chloe, Christian Dior, Coach, Fendi, Givenchy, Goyard 

When all 10 courses have been completed with a 90% pass rate, you will be given a final interview and an assessment. AIA will then determine from your test scores and interview and assessment to move forward with credentialing.

  • You may take the courses in any order you would like
  • Sign up for all 10 or each one individually  
  • Single Course fee: $399 per brand
  • 10-Course Credentialing Program Fee: TBD
  • Estimated time: minimum 65 hours.
  • Time to complete all courses for credentialing: One year

Once you have passed all 10 courses and have completed the final exam, your Authentication Institute of America Credential Certificate will be mailed to your address on file.

The differences between an Authentication Institute of America Certificate and Credential:

Certificate: A certificate is awarded for the completion of an educational brand course provided by the Authentication Institute of America.

Credential: A credential is awarded following the completion of 10 (ten) certification courses and an advanced level examination to measure your specific set of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities to authenticate the brands chosen, provided by Authentication Institute of America.