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Inaugural AI Certification Application has closed

The next round of applications will open in Q4 2020.

AI Certification

The AI Certification is a National Certification and Assessment Framework to recognize the credentials of working professionals in AI-related engineering roles.

The assessment framework validates the technical competencies and experiences of applicants and confers certification credentials to those who pass the assessment interview by peers and recognized AI practitioners.

For students and those currently in non AI-related roles,  the programme recommends learning pathways to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills, but the programme itself is NOT a course.

AI Certification Levels

Who is this for?

AI Certified Engineer Associate

For students and adult learners who wish to validate their AI knowledge and skills

AI Certified Engineer (Level I, II, III)

For working professionals who wish to validate their AI competencies and experiences in AI-related roles

Eligibility Criteria

AI Certified Engineer (Associate)

  • Students / Fresh Graduates who are deeply interested in coding/AI/ML.
  • Working professionals who employ data analysis techniques in the course of their work.  

AI Certified Engineer Level I (AICE I)

  • Working professionals with a minimum of 1 year of working experience in AI related roles.
  • Individuals at this level are AI specialists in AI project teams in a commercial organisation.    

AI Certified Engineer Level II (AICE II)

  • Working professionals with a minimum of 3 years of working experience in AI related roles.
  • Individuals at this level are Managers or Senior Managers who are team leads for large scale AI projects in commercial organisations.                                                                     

The next round of AI Certification application will open in Q4 2020

Professional Certificates​

AI Certified Engineer Associate

Qualification and Recommended Experience Level

  • Have programming background in Python
  • Able to understand databases and run basic SQL queries
  • Have knowledge and familiarity in software engineering, AI cloud services, data engineering and data management.

Competency

  • Able to understand major AI frameworks and cloud infrastructure, and build an AI model to solve a use case

AIAP Field Guide

Reference for the requisite skills and knowledge

For those who prefer structured CET training, you can approach our AI Certification training partner, Reluvate Technologies (reluvate.com). AISG will continue to grow this list of accredited partners.

AI Certified Engineer Level I (AICE I)

Qualification and Recommended Experience Level

  • At least one (1) year working experience in AI-related roles
  • Deployed at least one AI project value of at least SGD 250,000 or equivalent and/or built an AI product that is being used by a commercial customer

Competency

  • Able to replicate a published AI research work and deploy real-world AI applications

AI Certified Engineer Level II (AICE II)

Qualification and Recommended Experience Level

  • Minimum Three (3) years working experience in AI-related roles
  • Deployed at least one AI project value of at least SGD 500,000 or equivalent

Competency

  • Able to replicate a published AI research work and deploy production AI at scale
  • Able to manage/lead a small AI engineering team

AI Certified Engineer Level III (AICE III)

Qualification and Recommended Experience Level

  • Six (6) or more years working experience in AI-related roles and is widely regarded by the AI community as being an authority or key opinion leader

Competency

  • Able to architect and manage multiple complex AI applications, and is widely regarded by the AI community as being an authority or key opinion leader
  • Able to manage multiple AI engineering teams

Management Skills

  • Able to manage multiple AI engineering teams

Application

Application for AI Certification will open on 9 April 2020, 9.00am. Please check back later.

View our AI Certification Handbook


Application Timeline for the Inaugural Batch

Frequently Asked Questions

About

What is the AI Certification Programme about?

It is a National Certification and Assessment Framework for AI Engineers.  This programme recommends learning pathways for you to acquire knowledge and skills, and an assessment framework to validate your developed competencies as a AI practitioner. 

Is AI Certification a course?

No.  AI Certification is NOT a course.

Eligiblity

Can I apply for the certification if I am a non-Singaporean?

Yes.

Am I eligible for the AI Certified Engineer (Assoc) if I am a fresh graduate?

Yes, the AI Certified Engineer (Assoc) test is open to anyone with the requisite knowledge.

Certification

How do I submit my Technical Test if I am applying for AI Certified Engineer Associate?

The submission instructions will be included in the technical test that will be sent to shortlisted candidates. Do take note that the maximum file size is 5MB.

Can I be exempted from 'AI for Industry'?

‘AI for Industry’ is not a pre-requisite for applying to the AI Certification.

When will I be notified of the certification attainment result?​

Please refer to the timeline above

How long is the certificate valid for?

Please refer to the respective certification levels for more information. You may also refer to AI Certification Handbook for more details.

Can I attempt the AICE (Assoc) Technical Test using other languages than Python and SQL?

You may refer to AI Certification Handbook for more details.

Can I apply for extension of time for the Technical Test submission?

No, there will be no extensions given.

Can I defer my Technical Test to a later date?

No, deferments will not be allowed.

Re-certification

How do I renew my AI Certification?

Upon reaching expiry, you may apply for recertification on this page. Please refer to AI Certification Handbook for more details.

I am currently an AI Certified Engineer II and I have left my AI field, will I still be able to re-certify?

Only those who are still active in AI or a related field would be able to re-certify.

What kind of courses can be considered into the verified learning hours?

Verifiable learning hours, or hours spent on self-directed learning, can be accumulated by attendance at enrolled courses with learning providers, online courses, reading books/publications/research papers, as well as attending conferences.

What documents do I need to show for the number of verifiable learning hours?

For enrolled courses:

  • Indicate the course title
  • Upload the certification of completion
  • Indicate your estimated learning time in the application form

For online courses:

  • Indicate the course title
  • Upload the statement of completion/attainment
  • Indicate your estimated learning time in the application form

For books, publications and research papers:

  • Indicate the title of book/publication/research paper
  • Indicate the date you completed your self-directed learning
  • Enter the number of hours you took in the application form

For attendance at conferences:

  • Indicate the name of the conference
  • The dates attended
  • The total number of hours you spent at the conference

Application Fee

If I am a non-Singaporean studying in public schools, can the application fee be waived if I am keen to take the AI Certified Engineer Associate certification?

No. Application fee is only waived for local Full-time Polytechnic and Undergraduate Singaporean & PR students. Terms and conditions apply.

Others

Do I have to pay for taking the AI Certification?

Yes, please refer to each respective certification level for its certification fee. You may refer to AI Certification Handbook for more details.

Can I make use of my SkillsFuture credits to apply?

No, SkillsFuture credits cannot be used to offset the fee.

Can I get a refund if I withdraw?

No refunds will be made.  The application fees cover programme management and logistical costs that is already incurred.

How do I apply for AI Certified Engineer Level III (AICE III)?

Level III is a conferred status and is not available for application. The award process is conducted once a year, through nominations by recognized leaders in the AI field, as well as organizational partners of AI Singapore. We will provide more details in Q4 of 2020

Can I nominate someone for AI Certified Engineer Level III?

You may send your nominations to ai-cert@aisingapore.org.

When is the next call for AI Certification application?

This would be in Q4 2020. AISG expects to conduct 2 calls for applications per year. 

I tried applying for the AI Certified Engineer Associate, but understood that I have to make payment of $267. I would like to know what happens to the fees if I don't pass the technical test?

No refunds will be made.

What is the expected fluency for each level's certification before we are able to create pipeline (eg. for AI for Certified Engineer in X hours)? What platforms and libraries will be used for the assessment, Azure, Python, pandas, matplot, flask, SAS, pickle?

For AI Certified Associate Engineer, the assessment will be in the form of a technical test, and the language will be Python. The assessment will focus more on the quality, integrity and cleanliness of the code/pipeline and the overall solution, as opposed to things like coding speed.

For AI Certified Engineer Level I and II, the assessment will be in the form of a written report. There is no restriction on the choice of platforms and libraries used to develop and deploy the AI solution, as long as the candidate is able to demonstrate that it has met end users’ requirements successfully.

If the AI project was done within the company/team, wouldn't there be confidentiality issues?

We advise candidates to seek permission from their company on any confidential information that you wish to include as part of your technical report. Otherwise, you may anonymise certain portions/data which are confidential.

So if I do not get the permission from company, can open source project done by us be considered?

Certifications are awarded based on an applicant’s ability to design, develop and deployment AI products for a commercial company. We accept reports on deployed industry products as long as they fulfil the requirements for size, value and complexity according to each certification level.

Do you have sample questions of assessment (eg. mCQ or pure coding)?

No, we do not have any sample questions for Technical Test or Technical report. However, we do have some guiding questions in the Technical Report template.

Is there a quota or restriction on the number of certified AI engineers?

We assess each applicant’s competencies before awarding the AI Certification and not at the number of AI Certified Engineers – there is thus no quota or limit to the numbers of applicants that are certified.

Any plans to get this on CITREP claims? What are the promotion/marketing plans for the certificate with employers?

Currently there are no plans

How do you determine the market value of an AI project if it is done in-house (e.g. in a government agency)?

We will assess the relevant project costs ie. manpower costs, compute costs as well as any other costs related to the design, development and/or deployment of the AI product. These information should be included in the submitted technical report.

How recognized are the certifications from AISG by MNC employers? I'm trying to understand the value proposition and positioning of AISG certifications, compared to training offerings by DeepLearning.ai, FastAI, Coursera, Stanford Online, and so on.

The Certification was developed from experience garnered from our 100 Experiments (100 E), where we distilled the type of knowledge, skills and competencies needed for AI Engineers to effectively design, develop and deploy industry projects that are scalable, sustainable and are of value to commercial organisations. Many of our 100 E companies are MNCs, but they do include SMEs and start-ups as well; they value and recognise the expertise brought to the projects due to the confidence they have in our certification and our flagship deep-skilling program, the AIAP™.

I am interested, but I do not employ AI techniques at my workplace. Most of the knowledge is self-learned. Can I still apply for certification?

Yes, for working adults who have embarked on self-directed learning (no working experience in AI), they may apply for the AI Certified Engineer Associate level. For more information, please refer to the Certification Handbook.

What’s the rationale for the certificate expiring in just a few years?

Certified engineers are expected to engage in continuous professional development in the field of AI, and recertification allows them to demonstrate their currency in their knowledge, skills and experience.

I would like to apply to be certified at AI Certification Level III, as I am quite senior in my AI role. How can I do so?

The AI Certification Level III is conferred to individuals who are mid-senior level professionals with more than 6 years of AI-related experience. Their usual designations are Directors or Head of AI, and lead AI units or Technology Centers of Excellence in commercial organizations. These individual are also recognized as AI thought leaders and experts by communities.