ColorIQ Certification Program

What is ColorIQ?

ColorIQ has been teaching color professionals since early 2007 and is the most thorough, detailed educational program that addresses the educational needs of color consultants, designers/decorators, stagers, and anyone who works with color. 

Through ColorIQ you will learn the correct language and the “why” of color as it relates to the built environment. ColorIQ is a complete program that provides you with the skills and tools to become a Certified Architectural Color Consultant (CACC). While many classes promise you’ll learn these skills in 1 or 2 days, we know it takes time and dedication to your craft to become the best you can be.  This is why we are prepared and dedicated to continue working alongside you after you complete the class to help you learn and grow!

ColorIQ Level One is designed as a standalone class for both new students and practicing color consultants as well as a solid base to build upon and further your education. In this 6-week class, we cover the three main categories of color as it pertains to the architectural color consultant, "The Science and Fundamentals of Architectural Color," "The Color Consultation Process" and "The Business of Color™." ColorIQ focuses on “understanding” vs. merely learning. 

You will never leave ourclass wondering if you really “get it” or if you will be able to confidently practice it in real life! Every single concept is proven in real-time, demonstrated and practiced so you will always leave with a sense of authenticity and accomplishment. “If you think you know color, be prepared to be amazed because we will show you what no other class is prepared to. ” 


What Will I Learn?


Earn your CACC Appellation

If you've ever dreamed of a career in color, we can help you get to your goal with the ColorIQ Program. Learn Online with a dedicated teacher or join a Live class at the Color LAB Studio in San Diego or any one of our satellite sites. Our program teaches you how to become a top-level Certified Color Consultant. Our curriculum includes everything you need to know about the Science of Color, the Color Consultation Process and the Business of Color. Through color projects, lectures, video and group discussion, you will learn more about architectural color than any other course available. You will become proficient in color specification, but more importantly, you will learn how to design with color! Even if you thought you knew everything about color, you would be amazed at what we have to teach you!

ColorIQ Curriculum (partial list)

  • Communicarting Color
  • Cultural Influence
  • Color Impression vs Color Psychology
  • Visual Ergonomics
  • The Interaction of Color
  • Subtaction of Color in Practice
  • The Color Context Model
  • Color Profiling
  • Color in Retail, Commercial, and Healthcare
  • Architectural Coatings
  • The Rules of Color Placement
  • Marketing Color
  • The Consutation Process
  • Successful Client/Project Control
  • Setting your fees for maximum profit

Live Classroom

This class is 3 full days packed with lecture, video, hands-on projects, and more. Satisfactory completion of all projects and tests will earn your CACC appellation. $1295

Online Class

6 weeks 6 projects! You will be working one-on-one with your teacher through our eLearning portal to successfully complete your certification. Satisfactory completion of all projects and tests will earn your CACC appellation. Work at your own pace on your own schedule. $875


ColorIQ Certification Course (Online)


Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

When you sign up for this course, you will receive a personal welcome email  packet with all the details for access, passwords, schedules and more. We are invested in your success and committed to working with you, side by side, to ensure you have the highest level of experience with ColorIQ.

The latest, revised curriculum will begin March 15, 2019. If you register before February 28, you will automatically be enrolled at the 2018 price!  (After February 28 the price increases to $975 ) This is a savings of $100!


ColorIQ Certification Course (Live)


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Join this 3-day class live in our studio at the Color LAB or any one of our satellite locations across the country. This class includes your class workbook, all tools and materials, and our class dinner!

  • April 29-May1   Atlanta, GA
  • May 23-25    The Color LAB, SD
  • June 18-20     Seattle, WA
  • August 13-15   Providence, RI

Please be sure to indicate which class you are signing up for!