Sententia Level 1 Gamification Certification Self-Study

For Learning and Development Professionals

Length of Course:  6 contact hours - No coding skills required.

Self-paced online course:  Self-paced, move through the course on your own schedule. Gain the camaraderie of interacting with the Sententia Team and other Gamification Gurus.

Unlike every other online course where you're on your own -- this is different! The Sententia Gamification Certification includes one-on-one collaboration and consultation with the top gamification gurus in the world! They'll interact, answer your questions, and coach you every step of the way.

This is the ONLY Gamification Certification for Human Resource and Talent Development professionals that is recognized and approved by HRCI, SHRM, and ATD for recertification credits.*

There are no pre-requisites for this course. However, to get the most benefit from the program you should be working or plan to work in the field of HR, Learning and Performance, Talent Development or Talent Management such as:

  • human resource professional
  • corporate trainer
  • instructional designer
  • learning management
  • change management
  • performance improvement
  • eLearning specialist
  • chief learning officer
  • innovation officer
  • training consultant
  • life-long learner

The Age Old Question: What's In It For You?

Gamification is increasingly in demand in the Talent Development Field. Do a quick job search on any job site for trainers, instructional designers, eLearning developers... and you'll see that gamification is on the list of preferred, if not REQUIRED, skill sets. The career prospects are limitless and the rewards are high. This course will enable you to understand the current best practices in gamification in the field of Talent Development and use those best practices to enhance your career.

The Level 1 Gamification Certification is designed to give you the following benefits:

  • A clear understanding of what gamification can achieve
  • A practical method for approaching gamification work in your organization
  • Learn how to adapt a gamification strategy for your programs
  • Learn various proven methods for measuring and demonstrating the success of your gamification efforts
  • A Certified Gamification Professional credential serves as a visible acknowledgement of your demonstrated mastery of core gamification principles

The Sententia Gamification Certification

The Sententia Gamification Certification is the premier standard in the world for recognition as a gamification specialist for Talent Development Professionals. Holding a Certified Gamification Professional credential demonstrates achievement, competence, credibility and mastery to your employers, clients, colleagues, and professional peers.

As an approved provider, Sententia establishes the benchmark for quality gamification training and assessments. By partnering with industry experts and gamification gurus, Sententia has developed a system for gamification accreditation for talent development professionals that is different from all other certification programs in the marketplace.

The Sententia Gamification Certification is the ONLY Gamification Certification that earns you recertification credits with HRCI, SHRM, and ATD.

The Sententia accreditation process assures that students and craft professionals receive quality training based on uniform standards and criteria. This process fosters international unity among the gamification industry while providing a defined aptitude path with industry-recognized credentials.

The Sententia Gamification Certification serves as a visible acknowledgement of your demonstrated mastery of core gamification principles and skills essential to the best practice of talent development.

Sententia Level 1 -- Gamification Apprentice

An individual who has earned a Level 1- Gamification Apprentice Certification has received introductory training and demonstrates the necessary understanding of the fundamentals of gamification as it applies to the 5-step process of gamifiying an organizational quest (training and development program) within an organization. The Gamification Apprentice has completed basic training in the 5-step Game the System™ model for gamification learning design, gathered data, participated in problem-solving exercises, analyzed case studies, and added their personal experiences to the exploration process.

A Gamification Apprentice typically has a basic knowledge of gamification, but has not designed or led projects on their own.

Length of Course – 6 contact hours - No coding skills required.
Recertification Accreditations*
HRCI 6 Credits
ATD CPLP 6 points


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Your 1st Mission: Getting on Board
Your 2nd Mission: Players, Mechanics, and Motivators
Your 3rd Mission: Techniques for Telling Tall Tales
Your 4th Mission: The Quest for Certification
Your 5th Mission: Gameboard Level 2 - Dead Men Tell No Tales
Your 6th Mission: Gameboard Level 3 - Pirate Pete's Tavern
Your 7th Mission: Gameboard Level 4 - Booty Cove
Your 8th Mission: Gameboard Level 5 - Shipwreck Reef
Your Final Mission: Treasure Island - Gamification Certification

About Your Lead Instructor:

A gamification speaker and designer, Monica Cornetti is rated as the #1 Gamification Guru in the World by UK-Based Leaderboarded. She is Founder and CEO of Sententia ( and the author of the book Totally Awesome Training Activity Guide: Put Gamification to Work for You. As a professional consultant she is known for being one of the leading players in thinking differently to create different results. In fact, as an early adopter, she has been designing and delivering gamification programs for her clients since 2008.

Her gamification clients include: United Airlines, PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, Cameron Oil, LeTourneau Cranes, Kimberly Clark, IHRDC,, GCI, The American Association of Small Business Development Centers, The Association of Talent Development, The Society for Human Resource Management, The Kansas City Meeting Industry Council, Infinisource, Avant Resources, Circumference Communication, and Export Connector.

Monica has a combined Masters of Science Degree in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship and has been featured on the cover of Bloomberg’s Businessweek.

Connect with Monica (@monicacornetti) or listen to her weekly Gamification Talk Radio Program (

How soon will I receive feedback on my submitted challenges or quests?

You can expect to have feedback so that you can tally the XPs you’ve collected within 48 hours of your submission.

This is my first attempt at gamification, what happens if I don’t earn the 6,000 XPs necessary to be awarded my Level 1 Certification?

The team at Sententia wants you to be successful at applying a gamification strategy in your workplace. The quests are designed to be thought provoking and help you to consider how the information discussed might be applied in your organization. If you submit your assignments you should be able to earn the necessary XPs. There are opportunities to earn extra XPs for both yourself and other players.

I am not a techie. I am not a programmer, I don't know or like code and I am not a designer... will I be able to do take the course and earn my certification?

Lucky for you, gamification ≠ technology. At Sententia, we focus on the gamification strategy so that regardless of your budget or access to technology and platforms, you will be able to immediately apply your new found knowledge of gamification in your workplace. No coding is required for the Level 1 Gamification Novice Certification!

How do I submit the 6 contact hours for recertification credits with ATD, HRCI, or SHRM?

You can review recertification guidelines posted at,, or for information on audit-safe reporting.