What is a Innovation Games® Certified Collaboration Architect?

An Innovation Games® Certified Collaboration Architect (CCA) is someone who facilitates and/or produces Innovation Games®, Gamestorming, and other supported games.

CCAs earn credits that qualify for different certification levels.  At the moment, there are three ways to earn credits:

  • Sign up for an Innovation Games Online account and start facilitating games!
  • Produce and/or facilitate in-person Innovation Games, Gamestorming, and other approved techniques and submit an in-person game credit report.
  • Take a training class.


Why do I want to be a Innovation Games® Certified Collaboration Architect?

As the use of Innovation Games and related techniques have grown, the need for experienced and skilled individuals to deliver serious games services has expanded. Certified Collaboration Architects will be able to demonstrate their expertise and earn higher rates because clients will pay for the best talent!

This Certification Program’s design rewards and develops better Collaboration Architects through experience and demonstration of skill. This means better games and thus better results for companies. Better results mean more projects for you.  Please click on the following to learn more about different parts of the program:



Belts Martial arts styled “belts” which identify the most active and skillful members of our community.  You earn belts through gaining Experience Credits and paying a certification fee.  The highest level belts are reserved for CCAs who produce games.
Experience Credits Experience Credits are a measure of your progress in our community.  Everyone is different! You may earn credits by taking training classes, facilitating games and/or producing events.  Higher-level belts have minimum requirements for facilitating and producing games.
Policies An overview of the program’s policies.


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KIDS “Knowledge Information Domain” or KID is a self-claimed area of claimed knowledge that is verified both by players and client companies.  Companies will want collaboration architects and players with the right knowledge to be involved with their games.
Commendations Badges that are given as rewards for behavior within the Innovation Games system.  Some commendations are for fun while others represent the highest level of performance and will be highly sought after by CCAs and companies alike.  Can you collect them all?
Skills Players and client companies feedback on specific areas of the collaboration architect’s performance during a game. Architects use this information to improve their games and companies use it to choose the best Architects.
Apprentice Test  A multiple choice, online test that demonstrates a basic knowledge of Innovations Games®.  Not required for certification, but a useful alternative for earning a lower-ranking belt.


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