Adobe Certification
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Become an Adobe Certified Professional to showcase your skills and boost your credibility

Adobe is pleased to announce new certifications for Premiere Pro and After Effects.

  • Adobe Certified Professional is an industry-recognized credential that validates mastery in Creative Cloud software through rigorous live-in-the-app exams.
  • With an Adobe Certified Professional badge, creators confidently prove they have the skills and knowledge to use the powerful toolset in either of these applications and utilize them to their full potential, meeting the demands of delivering multifaceted content creation.
  • Whether you’re a freelancer, in-house creative, or an organization looking for expertise in video editing motion design or visual effects, Adobe Certified Professional can make the difference.

For early access to the Adobe Certified Professional program, sign up today for a Premiere Pro or After Effects exam through Future Media Concepts.

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  • The Adobe Certified Professional exams are only available for Premiere Pro and After Effects. This is a preview only available for video and motion design professionals and exclusively available through Adobe’s partnership with Future Media Concepts, an Adobe Authorized Training Provider. The exams will be delivered online with remote proctoring.
  • Other Creative Cloud Adobe Certified Professional exams, such as for Photoshop and Illustrator, will be released in June 2021 to be delivered both online and in-person via test centers.


Q. How do I become an Adobe Certified Professional?

To earn an Adobe Certified Professional certification, you must pass a 50-minute exam that tests your familiarity with core product features and capabilities, common workflows, basic project management, and foundational industry concepts.

The exams utilize live-in-the-app tasks and selected-response items developed by industry experts, educators, and Certiport test design specialists. Successful candidates typically have at least 150 hours of instruction and hands-on experience with the application.

To prepare, review the exam objectives:

Individuals with eligible Adobe Certified Associate certifications will receive the new Adobe Certified Professional title in June 2021.

Q. What are the benefits of becoming an Adobe Certified Professional?

Expertise in Premiere Pro and After Effects is in demand across industries. Employers and clients are seeking creative talent with the technical know-how and ambition to handle their content creation needs.

Adobe Certified Professionals stand out because they have validated these coveted skills through certification. They can be trusted to work effectively with the world’s most powerful tools for video editing and motion graphics.

Certification gives creators greater visibility, credibility, and confidence, and helps organizations find or train the talent they need.

Q. What happens after I take an Adobe Certified Professional exam?

After passing an exam, you will be awarded a certificate, digital badge, and static badge to highlight the achievement in your portfolio and online profiles.

Your certificate will be available on, and you will receive an email from the badging platform Acclaim ( with instructions for accessing your badges.

If you fail your first attempt, there is a 24-hour waiting period for retaking the exam. If you fail the second time, you must wait five calendar days before retaking the exam a third or any subsequent time.

Q. Is Adobe Certified Professional certification available for other Creative Cloud apps?

Adobe Certified Professional certification is currently available for Premiere Pro and After Effects. Register for an at-home exam through our partner Future Media Concepts.

The following Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certifications are available through Certiport Authorized Testing Centers and will adopt the new Adobe Certified Professional title in June 2021.

Q. I am already an Adobe Certified Associate. Do I need to take another exam to become an Adobe Certified Professional?

The Adobe Certified Professional program utilizes the same cutting-edge live-in-the-app exams as the Adobe Certified Associate program.

In June 2021, all valid ACA certifications earned through live-in-the-app exams will automatically revert to the Adobe Certified Professional title for the remainder of a candidate’s three-year eligibility period.

If your ACA certification is due to expire by June 2021, or if you have certified through a simulation-based exam (CC 2015, CS6), you will need to recertify using a live-in-the-app exam.

For early access to the Adobe Certified Professional program, sign up today for a Premiere Pro or After Effects exam through Future Media Concepts.

You could also access the Adobe Certified Professional Prep Courses at select Future Media Conference events! Join us for the ACP exam prep at Adobe Video World.