Touted by national magazines as one of the “Best Careers of 2009,” the user experience specialist is becoming increasingly critical to online success. However, most designers or developers have no formal training in usability or user experience design — and neither do many usability practitioners. HFI’s Certified Usability Analyst™ (CUA) program validates a usability practitioner’s knowledge and skills in user-centered design.
In the seven years since the CUA program was founded, the CUA designation has become an industry-standard recognition of professional accomplishment in the user experience field. Practitioners have reported that CUA-track training has strengthened their skills and enhanced their careers, while organizations have received measurable ROI from CUA training and hiring, leading to the achievement of significant business objectives.