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Educational Membership is available to individuals who are engaged in training and education of students within the design drafting/graphic profession.

Educational Members are Professional Members and titled as ‘Professional in Education’.

 

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Enhance your career within ADDA by becoming involved.

ADDA offers many opportunities for individuals to become an active member of the organization. 

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 Design Drafting Week takes place the same week as the ADDA National Conference.   It has been set aside by ADDA to honor all of the individuals who are engaged in the profession of design drafting and graphic arts.

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Professional Certification is an on-line examination provided by ADDA to establish a credentialing system based on an individual's competency level. 

The examinations are based on years of experience or training level.  Examinations are Professional Level but are available to students.   Examinations may be taken at any approved testing site or through a proctor approved by ADDA.   Professional Certification through ADDA is a 3 year lifespan, from date of certification and requires renewal.

ADDA Allows On-Site Proctoring of All Examinations
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Professional Recertification is rquired for all Certified Drafters, Certified Design Drafter, Certified Designers, Cetified Digital Designers, Certified Imaging Technolist or Technicians.

Professional Certification through ADDA has a 3 year lifespan and requires renewal.

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ADDA offers program accreditation to institutions when requested or required.  The ADDA Accreditation is a two part process.  Part 1 is completing the self-evaluation.  Part 2 is the site visit, interviews and verification of all documentation.  ADDA Accreditation and ADDA Curriculum Certification will meet most state and federal requirements for funding.


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Chapter of the year is a program developed by ADDA to recognize the efforts of Student Chapters.  Most Student Organizations provide support to the schools and communities.  These efforts usually involve helping other service or student organizations, being involved in other organizations such as SkillsUSA, Rotary, Civitan and others.  Applications are due in December of each year.

To obtain more information about becoming ADDA's next Chapter of the Year
Download the 2016 Chapter of the Year Application  (pdf)
 

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Curriculum Certification is a specialized copyrighted program certification process developed  by ADDA to assist educational facilities and vocational training institutions for aligning their educational process to meet or exceed industry standards. 

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Instructor of the Year is an Annual Award given to an instructor which has shown outstanding performance within the educational field.  Instructors are chosen based on overall gradepoints of their students, community involvement and promotion of the profession.  Instructors must be members of ADDA.

Download 2015 Instruction of the Year Application (pdf form)

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Student of the year is an annual Award given by ADDA to acknowledge student and chapter members which excell within thier classroom, community and future profession.  You must be a member of ADDA to apply.

Download 2016 Student of the Year Application and Requirements. (pdf form)

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Institutional Membership is offered to groups of three or more individuals employed in education.  This membership is offered to instructors, administrators or other individuals which are employed at an educational facility where design drafting/graphic programs are taught.  Other educators may be included as part of this group.

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ADDA supports and endorses continuing education and training at every level and stage of the individual’s career. Continuing education can consist of courses, videos, on-line training, post-secondary and vocational training in single or multiple programs that meets the individual’s requirements.

 ADDA will attempt to provide a comprehensive list of many opportunities to assist you as a member.  Read more and follow the links below for a listing and contact information.

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ADDA Employment Center is operated by JobTarget.  Within this area you may search for a job openingsby posting your resume, or advertise for a position within your company or other companies.  There is no charge for posting a resume.

Please contact the office for specifics.

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The award is given to an active ADDA Memberwho has made a significant impact on design drafting/graphics during their career.  This award may be given to any Professional, Associate, Institutional or Corporate Member.

Download 2016 Member of the Year Award Application.  (pdf form)

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This area contains a list of Schools currently certified by ADDA.

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How to become a Authorized Testing Site or Certified Testing Site is as simple as completing an application and providing some detailed information.

If your school has Certified Curriculum through ADDA the process is even easier.

Download Testing Site Applications

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Chapters are ADDA's Student Organizations.
ADDA Chapters consist of students who are involved in Design, Drafting and Graphics Programs.  Members can be involved in several training areas such as; drafting, design, pre-engineering, visual communications and other related graphic based classes.  Chapters are designed very similar to those of other student organizations and can coincide with little effort.

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The ADDA Design Drafting Contest is an annual event which is open to any student member of ADDA or any student enrolled in an ADDA Certified Program.

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The ADDA Annual Poster Contest is specifically designed for students who wish to challenge their ability in the development of a poster to promote Design Drafting Week.