Both IDF and HFI have courses in them which will add value to the resume of a UX Designer. IDF has the advantage where there are courses which will also help you in the future if you’re continuing the field. They have exceptional advanced and intermediate courses ranging from Product Design basics to understanding about AR and VR (Augmented and Virtual Reality). With a reasonable pricing and the ability to choose multiple courses and work at your own pace are the pro points of IDF. At the end of each course you are handed a certificate of completion which you can add to resume/LinkedIn profile. Their certifications are recognised by top companies and studios all over the world.
HFI, on the other hand is a little on the pricier side of things. You can take their courses (not necessary if you already understand UX) and write their exams to become a certified expert in UX Design or Usability. You can register for the courses and exams on their website. The course is taught over 10 days after which you can take their exam. Upon passing the exam you’ll be given a certification along with a fancy title after your name.
Both IDF and HFI are great in their own way and both of them add tonnes of value to your resume. If you’re looking to add variety and new skills to your resume go for IDF, and if you are looking for something quick along with a certificate, head over to HFI.
How much HFI or IDF is valuable?
HFI stands for Human Factors International, which provides Industry recognized certification course. If you are a designer, developer or for that matter any professional who ix UX enthusiast can take up this course and become a HFI certified professional. This certification does not essentially make you a Designer, this is just a professional certification which can add value in getting jobs if you are already a Designer.
IDF is more useful for anyone as they have wide range of courses which are industry independent. IDF also recognized globally and it is widely suggested by experts.