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Certification Standards

ISAIL Certification Standards for Training Programmes & Courses [ISAIL1]

Course Content

  1. Interdisciplinary Knowledge: Courses & training programmes  should integrate policy and legal knowledge, focusing on the intersection of policy and law depending on the subject-matter duly addressed. For example, for AI & Law-related training programmes and courses, this includes understanding AI technologies, their legal implications, data protection, intellectual property rights, and ethical considerations.

  2. Practical Skills: Training should emphasise practical skills. Case studies and simulations should be used to demonstrate real-world applications and / or instances wherever possible. In case any real-world instances may not be depicted, the case studies and simulations must show thorough hypothetical illustrations. 

  3. Regulatory Framework: A thorough understanding of the Indian legal system and its approach to any policy domain, including current regulations, case law, and policy debates, should be a core component.

  4. Global Standards and Local Relevance: While aligning with global standards for law & any policy domain, the content should be tailored to the Indian context, with examples and scenarios relevant to Indian legal practice.


  1. Flexible Learning Paths: Programme and course providers must offer a range of course durations, from intensive workshops to extended programs, to cater to different learning needs and schedules. 

  2. Modular Structure: Programme and course providers must design courses in a modular fashion, allowing for both comprehensive learning and targeted skill development. If recorded lectures are not offered, then it is recommended to offer doubt-clearing sessions.

  3. Continuing Education: Programme and course providers must include options for ongoing learning to keep pace with the rapidly evolving field of AI and law wherever possible.

Certification Process

  1. Assessment: Programme and course providers must implement rigorous assessments, including exams, practical projects or model exercises, and peer reviews or mentorship sessions (optionally), to evaluate understanding and application of knowledge.

  2. Renewal: Programme and course providers must ensure periodic renewal of certification, contingent on continued education and adherence to updated standards.

Participation & Eligibility Criteria

  1. Inclusivity: Programme and course providers must ensure that programs are accessible to a diverse range of participants, including legal professionals, technologists, policymakers, and students.

  2. Pre-requisites: Programme and course providers must clearly define any pre-requisites for advanced courses & programmes, while offering foundational courses that require no prior specialised knowledge.

  3. Membership Advantages: Programme and course providers may provide optional benefits such as discounts or early access to members of ISAIL, encouraging professional development within the society.

  4. Non-Discrimination: Programme and course providers must adhere to a non-discrimination policy, ensuring equal opportunities for all applicant regardless of background.

Quality Assurance

  1. Continuous Improvement: Programme and course providers must update course content and teaching methods based on feedback, technological advancements, and legal developments.

  2. Instructor Qualifications: Instructors must have both subject matter expertise and effective teaching skills, with regular evaluations to maintain teaching quality.

  3. Resource Accessibility: Programme and course providers must ensure that all necessary resources, including literature, case studies, and digital tools, are available to participants.

  4. Terms and Conditions: Programme and course providers must ensure that they provide their websites' terms & conditions and relevant notices and privacy policies, in line with the Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023 in a transparent and explainable manner.

To get the ISAIL1 certification for your training programmes or courses, institutions, startups, MSMEs, and companies should send an email to with the subject line "Request for ISAIL1 Certification".
After you send the email, you'll need to fill out a form. The ISAIL Secretariat will then check the details of your course or programme on your website. They will take about a week to decide if you can get the certification.


The cost for getting the ISAIL1 certification is ₹5,000 for Indian organizations and $300 for organizations from other countries, for each course or programme. Remember, you'll only have to pay this fee if the Secretariat says yes to giving you the certification. Certain Indian organizations may be eligible for fee exemptions without any conditions.

You can renew your ISAIL1 certification every year. The renewal fee is 10% of the original certification fee. If you don't follow the certification rules, the Secretariat will send you a warning. You must reply to this warning within 3 to 8 weeks, depending on what the warning says. If you don't reply or if your reply doesn't fix the problem, the Secretariat can decide not to renew your certification or to cancel it.

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