How it Works

The path to isUD Certification is easy!

Follow the steps below, or let us help you along the way. Every subscriber is eligible for one free phone consultation. We also offer additional consulting services to help you meet your goals. Call Danise Levine at (716) 829-5903 or EMAIL us to schedule your consultation today!

1. Select Membership


1 user account
Initial phone consultation
30-days access to:

SUPPORTER $500/year

1 user account
1 project/year
Access to:

INNOVATOR $1,000/year

3 users/project
2 projects/year
All Supporter level benefits
Discounts on:
Learn more about our membership levels

Membership Levels

Create projects & access all the benefits of isUD!

Free Account

Anyone can create an account for free: All users are eligible for an initial phone consultation.

For 30 days, the user will be able to:

  • Access all solutions
  • Access all drawings and figures
  • Create and access 1 project, & experiment with how the project may score

Users cannot submit the project for pre-certification review or isUD Certification with on-site audit. The project will lock after 30-days. To regain access to the project, the user must upgrade to a paid account within 1 year.



Supporters will be able to

  • Access all solutions
  • Access all drawings and figures
  • Access all Design Resources
  • Create 1 project/year
  • Access a printable scorecard for all projects
  • Submit projects for pre-certification
  • isUD Certification with on-site audit
  • 20% discount on recertification if subscription is active for all 5 years



Innovators will have access to all Supporter level features, plus:

  • Up to 3 total user accounts/project
  • Create 2 projects/year
  • Access to free and discounted online course

2. Create Project

  • Fill out project profile
  • Select the solutions you include or intend to include in your project
  • Track your project scores
  • Save to come back later
  • OPTIONAL isUD Pre-certification (additional fees apply)
  • Submit documentation to confirm your score before you build
  • OPTIONAL isUD Consulting & Training (additional fees apply)
    • Our experts can consult at every phase of the design process to help you achieve isUD Certification. Call Danise Levine at (716) 829-5903 or EMAIL (drlevine@buffalo.edu) her to set up an initial phone consultation and get an estimate for our additional consulting services.
    • We can provide individualized training sessions to help ensure everyone has the knowledge they need to achieve isUD Certification. Call Jonathan White at (716) 829-5907 or EMAIL (jrwhite@buffalo.edu) him to get an estimate for our training services.

3. On-site Audit​

  • Submit documentation and schedule an on-site audit with an isUD Accredited Professional
  • Fees vary based on project size & location

4. Certification

  • isUD Certification is valid for 5 years
  • Receive a link to purchase plaques and decals
  • Promote your project on isUD website and share on social media
  • Gain access to isUD graphics
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Learn more about the Certication plaque

Certification Plaque

These 14″ engraved aluminum isUD plaques are machined from solid aluminum sheet stock composed of up to 85% recycled material. Each plaque is engraved with the year of your certification as well as the isUD logo.

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isUD plaque


  • Renew your isUD Certification every 5 years.
  • Continuous annual subscribers/members will receive a special 20% discounted rate for recertification after 5 years!