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Adobe Certification

As an individual, an Adobe Certified credential allows you to:

  • Differentiate yourself from competitors
  • Get your resume noticed
  • Attract and win new business
  • Gain recognition from your employer
  • Leverage the power of the Adobe brand

As a business, use the Adobe Certified credential as a benchmark so you can:

  • Find the right person for the job
  • Quickly assess candidate skill level
  • Invest in, and promote, your most promising employees

It can be difficult to get ahead in today's market. To stand out and be noticed. More than ever, you need a clear and focused way to tell the world about your expertise. The solution? Become Adobe Certified. Adobe certification is an industry standard of excellence, and it's the absolute best way to communicate your proficiency in leading products from Adobe.

What is an ACE?

An Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) is a person who has demonstrated proficiency with one or more Adobe software products. To become an ACE, you must pass one or more product-specific proficiency exams and agree to the ACE terms and conditions.

What is an ACP?

Adobe Certified Professionals (ACPs) set themselves apart from other IT professionals. They consistently demonstrate expertise with Adobe products and platforms, and add value to colleagues, managers, and their own career.

What is an ACA?

An Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) credential certifies individuals have the entry-level skills to plan, design, build, and maintain effective communications using different forms of digital media.

Certify Today — Here's How It Works

Our tests might be rigorous, but the process to get certified is not. Get it done in a few easy steps.

Step 1: Choose a Certification

Single product certification:

Recognizes your proficiency in a single Adobe product. To qualify as an ACE, ACP or ACA, you must pass one current product-specific exam.

Specialist certification:

Recognizes your proficiency in a specific medium: print, web, or video. To become certified as a Specialist, you must pass the exams on the required products listed below.

Master certification:

ACE Master Certification Recognizes your skills with entire product suites. To become certified as an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) Master, you must pass the exam for each of the products in the suite.

Step 2: Register for the exam

Adobe certification exams are administered by Pearson VUE and Thomson Prometric, independent third-party testing companies. The tests are offered at more than a thousand authorized testing centers in many countries. The certification exam fee is US $150 worldwide.

Step 3: Prepare for and take the exam

Certification exams are computer-delivered, closed-book tests consisting of 60 to 90 multiple-choice questions. Each exam takes one to two hours to complete, and results are given to you at the testing center immediately after you finish.

The keys to preparing for an ACE exam are experience with the product and studying using these resources: Adobe product user guide, Adobe press books, Adobe Authorized Training Centers, tutorials and materials.

Step 4: Recertification

Once obtained, your certification is valid until 90 days after the exam version of your certification is retired. Adobe will e-mail you a reminder when your certification is due for renewal and will let you know when you need to take another exam.