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Adobe Partners

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Discover the power of membership

Adobe partner programs deliver tools, resources, and the expertise your company needs to implement Adobe products and solutions. Partner with Adobe to create new markets and promote your business services and solutions to our customers worldwide.


Channel Partners

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Adobe Partner Connection Reseller Program and Retail Program

Adobe offers two unique programs for reseller and retail partners in the US and Canada.

Reseller Program

The Reseller Program is designed for resellers who focus primarily on software licensing sales to commercial, government, and education customers. Four levels of membership allow you to engage with Adobe at a level representing your organization’s resources, areas of specialty, and commitment to the Adobe relationship. Obligations and benefits increase at higher levels.

  • Registered: Basic membership. Simple online enrollment provides access to TLP and shrinkwrap programs.
  • Certified: Requires a minimum number of Adobe Certified Sales Professionals in exchange for access to CLP, Deal Registration, and Specializations.
  • Gold: Adds revenue and other business commitments in exchange for an Adobe account manager and joint business and marketing planning.
  • Platinum: Requires the highest revenue and business commitments in exchange for the highest level of benefits.

All resellers and retail partners must enroll at the Registered level. If you would like to apply to the Certified or Gold level of the Reseller Program or Retail Program, you must complete your Registered level enrollment first. Then you can apply to upgrade your membership.

When you are ready to enroll, click Enroll now in the Partner Program to begin.

Program Materials

Retail Program

The Retail Program is designed for partners who focus primarily on desktop product sales to consumers, small businesses, and individual end-user customers. The Retail Program defines four areas of specialization with benefits tailored to the following unique retail business models or vertical markets: traditional brick-and-mortal retail, online retail, education sales through campus stores, and sales targeting the digital imaging and ProVideo market.

All resellers and retail partners must enroll at the Registered level. If you would like to apply to the Certified or Gold level of the Reseller Program or Retail Program, you must complete your Registered level enrollment first. Then you can apply to upgrade your membership.

When you are ready to enroll, click Enroll now in the Partner Program to begin.

Program Materials

 


Membership Opportunities

Registered, Certified, or Gold Reseller
To apply at one of these levels, click Enroll now in the Partner Program to begin.

Platinum Reseller
To apply at the Platinum level, contact your Adobe account manager or the Partner Connection Help Desk to begin.

Authorized Adobe Distributor
To apply to become an authorized Adobe distributor, contact your Adobe account manager or the Partner Connection Help Desk to begin.

For countries not eligible to apply for Adobe Partner Connection Reseller Program membership, register for basic Adobe partner portal access only.

Adobe Partner Connection Program Support
If you need assistance, please contact the Adobe Partner Connection Help Desk.
(408) 916-9527 or
(800) 685-3510

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Training Providers

Adobe Partner Connection Training Provider Program

The Adobe Authorized Training Provider Program is designed for training companies and individuals who specialize in the delivery of training on Adobe Products.

Adobe Authorized Training Providers meet Adobe's high standards and deliver best-in-class training. Adobe Authorized Training Centers (AATCS) are commercial training companies who operate their own training business in top rate facilities. Adobe Certified Instructors are experts on the Adobe technologies they teach and demonstrate superior technical training skills. Adobe Authorized training is delivered by Adobe Certified Instructors at an Adobe Authorized Training Center (AATC) or at your place of business.


Membership Opportunities

Adobe Authorized Training Center (AATC)

Training Centers that satisfy the program requirements are invited to apply into the AATC program. Acceptance will be based on meeting program requirements and need in the area.

Program overview

Program benefits

  • Eligible to evaluate prerelease software for products on which you are certified to train (when available)
  • Eligible to purchase Adobe® Classroom in a Book® titles (where available)
  • Software licensing for classroom use (available for some products)
  • Education pricing on Adobe products
  • Discounts on Adobe Press publications (where available)
  • Adobe Acrobat Connect hosted one-year account - limit one Connect account per partner membership
  • Program communications
  • Certificate and other promotional materials for display in business
  • Listing in the Adobe Partner Finder
  • Permission to use the Adobe Training Provider logo and Adobe trademarks
  • Exclusive access to Adobe global sales and merchandising tools, as well as technical and marketing resources
  • Access to KnowledgeAdvisors Metrics-that-Matter™ (MTM) on-line course evaluation system

Requirements

  • Must pay program fee to initiate program membership
  • All classes on Adobe products must be delivered by Adobe Certified Instructors (ACIs).
  • Classes must be held in a company-managed training facility with permanent company signs.
  • The training center must train a minimum of 15 students per month on Adobe products.
  • The center must provide proof of Adobe product licensing for student workstations.
  • The center will be required to have their students submit online course evaluations at the conclusion of every Adobe product course through Metrics-that-Matter™, meeting minimum satisfaction requirements.

Note: Download and review the program agreement (PDF: 212k).

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Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI)

Individuals who are actively delivering Adobe product training and meet program requirements may apply into the ACI program.

Program benefits

  • Eligible to evaluate prerelease software for products on which you are certified to train (when available)
  • Eligible to purchase Adobe® Classroom in a Book® titles (where available) (include existing trademarking)
  • Discounts on Adobe Press publications (where available)
  • Adobe Acrobat Connect hosted one-year account - limit one Connect account per partner membership
  • Program Communications
  • For ACIs who operate as a business may qualify for a listing in the Adobe Partner Finder
  • Permission to use the Adobe Training Provider logo
  • Exclusive access to Adobe global sales and merchandising tools, as well as technical and marketing resources
  • For ACIs that operate as a business, access to KnowledgeAdvisors Metrics-that-Matter™ (MTM) on-line course evaluation system

Requirements

  • Instructors must pass the appropriate Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam(s).
  • Instructors must meet the qualification of holding a valid teaching credential (CompTIA CTT+, Microsoft Certified Trainer, Novell Certified Instructor, Certified Lotus Instructor, Apple Certified Trainer, or a government issued teaching credential).
  • Instructors are required to teach only Adobe courses for which they are certified to teach.
  • Instructor certification for Enterprise and Mobile courses require additional steps. Please see this page.
  • Instructors who operate as a business must teach at least one class per month on Adobe products.
  • For instructors who operate as a business a program fee will apply to program membership.
  • Instructors who operate as a business will be required to have their students submit online course evaluations at the conclusion of every Adobe product course through Metrics-that-Matter™, meeting minimum satisfaction requirements.

Note: Download and review the program agreement (PDF: 212k).

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Technology Partners

Technology Partners

Does your company leverage Adobe technologies? If so, check out these great resources and options:

  • Adobe Enterprise Developer Program - This annual program is designed for enterprise developers and individuals using Flash Builder, Flash Player, AIR, LiveCycle ES, ColdFusion, and FMS software who want to accelerate their development with assistance from a team of highly skilled and experienced Adobe developers.
  • Adobe Developer Support Incident Bundle - This support is designed for plug-in developers, web developers, flash platform developers and media developers working with a variety of developer tools, software development kits and ColdFusion or FMS server technologies.
  • Access Adobe Support Centers and learn more about Adobe's flexible technical and developer support programs.
  • Access Adobe Labs to evaluate emerging innovations, technologies, and download trial products from Adobe.
  • Become a member of Adobe Groups, a forum of support and technology to business and creative professionals of all levels. Hundreds of groups around the world offer members the opportunity to network and build connections, master new skills, and learn from peers.
  • Considering building or selling a solution that is powered by Adobe InDesign CS6 Server software? Download a free 90-day trial version.