Here’s Why You Won’t be a Canva Certified Creative
Hello Canva champs of the world! Thanks for swinging by. I know a lot of you want to be a Canva Certified Creative. It’s a very popular question here…At the time of writing this post, am sorry to report that there is no longer an option to become a “CCC” or get a “certificate” from Canva. Those of us who were special brand ambassadors are unfortunately no more…
Being a CCC
Truth be told, being a CCC meant the world to me. I am not sure when the program actually started, but I became a CCC in late 2018.
As a CCC, I had a “certified” badge to use on my blog and social (and I wore the hell out of that “badge” too). We got some cool swag (you probably saw CCCs sharing theirs on social). It included a FREE Canva Pro account. We had the virtual “ear” of Canva. We were beta testers of new features (loved that!). It was amazing to be part of such a stellar group of approximately 150 active fellow global ambassadors.
An Actual Certification Was Pending
Two Days Later…
Two Current Canva Choices for CCCs Going Forward
“What’s my Future?”
I love the Canva tool. I always will. It has changed my life without a doubt. Teaching (mostly) business owners how to use Canva has been my primary income for many years now. I will continue to deliver training groups and one-to-one both in person and online globally. (PS: I have no ties at all – so I can go anywhere in the world, any time!) Frankly, I am already an Expert Canva Trainer (even without their official badge).
For as long as they’ll allow, I’ll continue to promote my Free 45-Day Canva Pro affiliate link (which they may turn off due to this post, smirk, or at least by the end of 2022…)
Hard Lesson Learned
Throughout the last dozen or so years of being a trainer, I’ve always advised people “never build your house on someone else’s land”.
In my business, I’ve based a lot of my identity on being a Canva trainer, affiliate and ambassador, but my focus will change now.
Canva is a business, and as such, it has to do what it feels best for its future going forward. I must take a page out of their book and do the same.
Instead of Canva being the main tool in my tool box I will begin to blog more about other fabulous tools….especially print on demand tools: Aududu Book Creator, BookBolt, Merch Informer et al. Since this all kicked off I have become an ambassador for SmartMockups.**
Let’s See What the Future Holds For Canva Ambassadors
Canva is always changing, growing, evolving. This is just how the lay of the land looks in the spring of 2022. Who really knows what the future will hold for its many ambassadors, educators, affiliates, etc? Hopefully in the future there will be an actual Canva Certification Process that is recognised. If not, then you’re going to have to recognise yourself for the Canva boss that you are. While the badge is a good ego boost, at the end of the day you’re worthy regardless.
Before You Go…
Thanks for stopping by. You can check out this post about being a Canva Champion which has other routes to getting a Canva badge – if you’re still so inclined…Good luck to you my fellow Canva lover.