Online Training from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)

To register contact Nora Kipp at  Provide the name of the course you want to sign up for.  You can only sign up for one course at a time.  Once you complete the course, contact Carolyn to sign up for another course, if you’d like. Do not contact IAB directly.

Here are the courses that are available:

Digital Fundamentals | Online Course

Relevant for ALL – Sales (all AEs, Managers and Coordinators), Marketing/Promotions, Digital

Provides a high-level understanding of the digital advertising ecosystem and the common terminology surrounding it. Discover how the digital advertising industry is structured; how digital media is bought, sold, used and measured; and what you need to know about consumer behavior, ad serving, campaign tracking, internet fraud and more.  Learn more HERE.

Programmatic 360: Automation Decoded | Online Course

Relevant for Advanced Digital Sellers, Digital Sales Managers and Digital Team

Provides a comprehensive, online learning experience for both buyers and sellers, addressing programmatic technologies. This class will help you develop advanced fluency in programmatic tools, strategically assess investments in programmatic solutions, and immediately apply best practices to the day-to-day management of campaigns and inventory. Learn more HERE.

Digital Media Sales Certification Exam Prep | Online Course

Relevant for ALL – Sales (all AEs, Managers and Coordinators), Marketing/Promotions, Digital

Prepares both experienced media sellers and those new to digital media for the only globally recognized credential for digital media sales professionals. This course will help you sell digital products with more credibility, while providing impactful solutions for clients. Learn why more than 9,500 digital leaders are participating in IAB Certification!  Learn more HERE.

Data 360 | Recorded Webinar Series

Relevant for Digital Sales Manager, Digital Team

Explains the systems and techniques for the collection, processing, activation and management of data for the purposes of audience targeting, campaign measurement, advertiser insights, and publisher monetization. The class also includes training on the legal policies and business considerations for the use of consumer data in advertising. Learn more HERE.

Digital Media Buying & Planning Certification Exam Prep | Recorded Webinar Series

Relevant for Advanced Digital Sellers, Digital Sales Managers and Digital Team

Prepares those planning to sit for the Digital Buying and Planning Certification exam, but also educates buyers and planners interesting in learning more about the digital advertising ecosystem. Topics covered by this course include: establishing plan parameters, developing media objectives, creating buying guidelines, campaign research, defining media mix allocation, designing data strategy and measurement plan, negotiating vendor T&Cs, and much more.

Digital Ad Operations Certification Exam Prep | Recorded Webinar Series

Relevant for Digital Team

Helps those preparing for the IAB Digital Ad Operations Certification focus their study efforts and improves digital media professionals’ working knowledge of Ad Operations topics. This course covers all areas of advertising operations including: security checks, client communications, asset intake, fraudulent activity, vendor Q&A checks, emerging technologies, network architecture, and more.

Direct to Consumer Branding

Relevant for Sales Managers and Marketing/Promotions

Direct-to-consumer brands (DTC) are disrupting the traditional retail economy, capturing unprecedented market share from legacy category leaders. IAB’s The Rise of the 21st Century Brand Economy, a groundbreaking research study, first identified the economic factors, technologies, and marketing trends transforming the way modern brands communicate. This online, direct-to-consumer class traces the development of direct brands and explains how you and your organization can thrive in the direct brand economy.

 Cross Platform Video Sales

Relevant for Advanced Digital Sellers, Digital Sales Managers and Digital Team

Cross-Platform Video Training is a comprehensive training that explains how to best leverage cross-platform video advertising capabilities. The curriculum focuses in particular on digital video and advanced TV ecosystems; advertising standards, terminology, technologies and best practices for planning, purchasing, targeting, optimizing; and measuring video ad campaign effectiveness on digital channels.

Audio 360

There’s a reason why it feels like just about everyone has a favorite podcast – 67% of the U.S population ages 12 and up are listening to podcasts, according to the IAB Podcast Revenue Report.

Audio has a long history with advertising that started way before the podcast boom. From a simple jingle to a terrestrial radio advertisement, there are certain sounds we associate with brands. The dial-up tone was just the beginning. Audio 360 dives into where audio has been, where it’s going, and how advertisers are taking advantage of it for the future. Learn about the full suite of digital audio opportunities and what it can do for your client or business. Audio is where screens are not – are you?


Note: In addition to the courses, the IAB offers testing that leads to IAB’s Digital Sales Certification.  Several of these on-line courses are geared towards these tests.  There is an additional cost for the test. The NYSBA program covers only the on-line course and does not include the costs of certification or recertification testing.  Our primary focus is to provide members with the information needed to compete in a digital world.