The Futurist Institute® exclusively confers the Certified Futurist and Long-Term Analyst (FLTA®) designation that recognizes individuals as a Certified Futurist. The FLTA® is the only designation in the world that certifies its recipients have achieved significant professional success and have completed rigorous training to acquire the skills necessary to be futurists, and to earn our unique designation.

Become a Futurist.

Benefits of our training program to become a Certified Futurist

Become a Thought Leader

Develop a compelling worldview of the impact technological changes will have on the economy, society, and your profession. Learn the best ways to use data, share your outlook, and generate buy-in for your vision.

Get Hired by Top Companies

All companies will be affected by coming technological advancements, which will drive the professional demand for Futurists, who can share and shape corporate strategy designed to leverage future changes in technology.

Maximize your

Gain valuable skills to help you drive change and find upside – even as technology threatens to turn parts of our professional lives upside down. Understand future opportunities and risks, to develop a path forward for your company, your industry, and yourself!

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Upon Successful Completion of the Certified Futurist™ Program

Use your new title as a Certified Futurist™ and your Certified Futurist and Long-Term Analyst® or FLTA® designation:

  • On your business card to highlight your skills.
  • In a press release to promote your business.
  • With speaking agents and bureaus, who pay you to speak.
  • With organizations that require you to earn valuable continuing education hours.
  • On your LinkedIn profile and on other social media.
  • On your website to impress potential clients.
  • On your letterhead and email signature


Get Certified in One of Six Professional Tracks


The consulting track is designed for consulting professionals, including analysts, managers, and senior leaders. The courses and workshops of this track are focused on helping consultants learn about the core topics in the FLTA® curriculum, while the workshops are designed to help consulting professionals monetize the value of the content and time invested in The Futurist Institute's FLTA® program. The consulting track workshops build on FLTA® content and include actionable takeaways to build client relationships, professional strategies to help build your corporate and personal brand, and frameworks to discuss new technologies and trends that present opportunities and risks for your consulting clients.

Accounting and Tax

The accounting and tax track is designed for professionals interested in learning about new technology trends and how those technologies could impact the accounting and tax professions. The Futurist Institute's accounting and tax courses provide an in-depth discussion of new and emerging technologies, while the accounting and tax track workshops build on FLTA® content and include actionable takeaways to build client relationships, professional strategies to help build your corporate and personal brand, and frameworks to discuss new technologies and trends that present opportunities and risks for your accounting and tax clients.

Financial Planning

The financial planning track of the FLTA® is designed for finance and financial planning professionals. The Futurist Institute's financial planning courses focus on the implications for financial markets, investors, investable themes, and how to be conversant with clients about new and emerging technologies and trends. Workshops in this track help financial planning professionals learn about using knowledge and content to build client relationships and become a recognized thought leader.


The Futurist Institute's standard professional track is ideal for any professional seeking to become a futurist. The FLTA® courses in the standard track foster a broad understanding of new and emerging technology trends and how to put them into specific professional contexts. Workshops in the standard track also help individuals understand how to build a career as a futurist and how to project their new understanding and abilities.

National Security

The national security track is designed for professionals interested in how technology and trends will impact the future of national security, geopolitics, and military conflicts. Every course in this track includes special content reserved for national security professionals to help them put a national security context around new and emerging technology risks and opportunities. Access to this track is restricted and requires permission.

Futurist and Long-Term Analyst

FLTA® recipients are leaders in their fields, and they have made tremendous progress in establishing themselves as futurists. The Futurist Institute® helps analysts build the skills to see the longer term and become effective futurists.

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In order to receive the designation you must apply after passing the final exam.

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 3 Years Work Experience
  • Background Check
  • Resume Submission
  • Disclosure Form

Passing the final exam and submitting the application does not guarantee that you will receive the the Certified Futurist™ and FLTA® designation. The Certified Futurist designation is awarded entirely at the discretion of The Futurist Institute®. Continuing education may be required to maintain the designation. The Certified Futurist™, Futurist and Long-Term Analyst™, and FLTA® designations may be revoked at any time for any reason at the sole discretion of The Futurist Institute®.

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Anyone can begin the journey to become a Futurist! Join our community today to begin learning valuable skills that will make you more valuable at work, more employable, and better prepared for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.