Intelligent Automation Certification & Training

IRPA AI is pleased to announce
the public release of the highly acclaimed
Certified Intelligent Automation Professional Program (CIAP) 

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As a result of increasing membership demand, IRPA AI is releasing its Certified Intelligent Automation Professional program.

Participants are introduced to automation technologies, made aware of their limitations and pitfalls, and learn how to identify the best opportunities to build, run and sustain a successful Automation program.

And designed with the time-constrained professional in mind, you can take the online course, on-demand in under 2 hours per week and be fully certified in just 6 weeks.

Learn from others' mistakes

intelligent automation Key Pitfalls

The underlying causes of why many organizations fail to realize the true benefits of intelligent process automation are 4 key areas, all covered by our CIAP.

three Keys to success

We Will Help You Every Step Of The Way

The purpose of this program is to enable participants to apply the knowledge gained to their organization’s benefit whilst reducing the reliance on 3rd parties.


Accelerated 6-Week Online On-Demand Program

Access years of Intelligent Automation learnings, transferring strategic automation & advanced process discovery knowledge.


Practical, Tested & Reliable Guidance

Learn how to apply and combine process excellence techniques with Intelligent Automation tools.


Course Material Supplemented with Recent Resources

Created by IRPA AI’s global membership together with
industry thought leaders
& world-leading research.

Holistic Understanding

Gain a holistic understanding of Intelligent Process Automation technologies and how to move above tactical process automation, reaching automation-enabled transformation.

Solve Business Problems

Understand how to solve business problems and reach business goals where
automation is part of the solution.

Go Enterprise-Wide

Describe the approach and requirements to build, run and scale successful enterprise-wide automation programs.

Resources &
Expert Access

First-hand experience working with experienced faculty members through weekly discussion forums & access to world-class downloadable resources, tools & templates. 

ROI Prioritization

Be able to identify viable automation candidates with substantial ROI and understand how to best prioritize.

From Tactical to Strategic

Understand how to progress from tactical to strategic transformational projects by combining automation with
Process Excellence.

Who Should Enroll?

This program is meant for anyone who fully appreciates the need to transform operations through automation and is interested in running a successful, scalable and efficient automation program.

  • Business leadersexecutives and managers who work in corporate settings, government or academia could all benefit from adopting Intelligent Process Automation technologies.

  • Professionals who want to gain an understanding into the delivery of automation projects, including best practices and common pitfalls. 

  • Those looking to use automation to solve major business problems and deliver business objectives.

  • Teams that need to identify viable automation candidates and how best to prioritize those selected.

  • Anyone looking to transform operations through intelligent process automation.


  • Gain the high-value CIAP accreditation and join the elite CIAP alumni within IRPA AI

  • Become recognized as a leader in Intelligent Automation and transformation within your organization

  • Deliver high ROI projects to your organization by immediately applying the knowledge gained


  • Avoid mistakes made by others and use the advanced skills to make real impact
  • Accelerate your path to self-sufficiency
  • Remove the need to hire expensive consultants
  • Up-skill and consolidate previously siloed functions to boost your automation program
  • Implement automation initiatives as BAU

Learn All About Our Industry Expert Faculty & Advisors

Meet The Experts

Nick Andrews

Process Automation Industry Pioneer, Founder of Virtual Operations

Frank Casale

IRPA AI Founder,
RPA Thought Leader

James Swinford

Former Senior Tech Lead, Fidelity
CEO, Process Automation Expert,
Virtual Operations

Pascal Bornet

Former Head, AI & Automation, McKinsey
Forbes Technology Council
LinkedIn Top Voice in Tech

Rohail Khan

Process Automation Industry Expert, Former Group President, Xerox
& Bank of America

Dr. Clare Horn

Process Excellence Leader,
Virtual Operations

Shail Khiyara

Enterprise Automation executive
Former C-Suite Exec at UiPath, Automation Anywhere & Blue Prism

Peter Clarke

Process Automation Industry Expert, Former Operations Exec, Xchanging

Raman Makkar

Former Global Applications & Product Development Leader, UnitedHealth Group
& SVP, Xerox/ACS

Join the Community

  • Each week students will actively participate in a discussion forum, further exploring the weeks’ topics and having the opportunity to ask questions to the faculty members

  • Tools and templates are also provided free of charge from industry leading methodology

  • The faculty experts are made up from leading specialists in the  automation industry and will be marking coursework, answering queries and even advising you during the course on automation challenges you, or your company may be experiencing

  • After the course, you will have alumni access, giving you ongoing support throughout your career/journey, via alumni user groups, regular workshops, templates & frameworks and discounted advisory 

Message from iRPA AI president

“Now more than ever before, we need to support companies who may need several years of digital transformation in a matter of months. As organizations’ priorities shifted in 2020 and physical gatherings became impossible for the foreseeable future, we immediately started working with our members to ensure we supported them through unchartered waters and uncertain times,” said Daniel Goodstein, President of IRPA AI and Digital Enterprise Institute.

“It became apparent that what they needed most, was a substitute for conferences & events which previously was their primary source of networking and industry education, as well as an alternative to traditional consulting.

Requests for assistance within our network has exploded, so in addition to offering free Industry Briefings and coaching with many members, we made the decision to add online executive education to our portfolio of member benefits.”

Daniel Goodstein
President IRPA AI & Digital Enterprise Institute

For a LIMITED TIME: Your promotional pricing is just $1,795

New cohorts start weekly
Volume Discounts are available starting at groups of 10 or more

For account security & event reminders (if requested)
Price: $ 1,795.00
50% Discount applied for promotion

*Access is subject to approval.

Still Have Questions?

You can also reach us via: [email protected]

About Us


Founded in 2013, the Institute for Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence (IRPA AI) is an independent professional association and knowledge forum for the buyers, sellers, influencers and analysts of robotic process automation, cognitive computing and artificial intelligence. Our global network and advisory services offer leading-edge market intelligence, industry research, sourcing assistance, events as well as opportunities to learn and network with stakeholders across service industry functions.

Added in 2020, IRPA AI's Executive Education initiatives were launched in order to help train, certify & enable business executives to design key strategies for their organizations around digital transformation, RPA & AI, and advance their careers in these most sought-after areas.

IRPA AI's CIAP Training is Powered by Virtual Operations, a process automation consultancy who has been at the forefront of RPA since its origination and has provided intelligent automation training to 100’s of executives over the past several years.

About Virtual Operations

Specialists in digital transformation and intelligent process automation, Virtual Operations are innovative leaders in providing digital and automation services. We combine our unrivaled experience in the automation industry with process excellence techniques to deliver business success to our clients. Our knowledge of intelligent automation and digital services tools provides us with the perfect platform to help you develop the strategies you need to thrive in the digital era.

Our approach is to enable you to become self sufficient during your digital journey. Our suite of products and services have been built with this philosophy as the foundation. We are experts at every stage of the digital journey, understanding the strategic context and working with you to deliver your specific digital objectives. Our track record speaks for itself...success is when our clients become self-sufficient in achieving their digital objectives.