There are two types of certification from Adobe: Adobe Certified Expert or Adobe Certified Professional. Choose the one that's right for you.
Recognizes your proficiency in a single Adobe product. To qualify as an ACE or ACP, you must pass one current product-specific exam.
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.
|Print Specialist||Web Specialist||Video Specialist|
|Adobe GoLive or Macromedia Dreamweaver||–||R||–|
|Adobe Acrobat Professional Print Production||R||E||–|
|Adobe After Effects??||–||–||R|
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. All exams must be the same version, for example, all CS3 or all CS4 to meet the requirements.
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.
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.
Review the Certification Agreement prior to taking the exam. You will be asked to agree to the Adobe terms and conditions at the time of the exam.
The keys to preparing for an ACE exam are experience with the product and studying using these resources
Access online training, user guides, and many other study materials.
Once you are certified, visit the Adobe Certified community where you can:
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.
Learn more about recertification