Adobe Certification for Developers

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Adobe offers certification for developers on the following products:

  • LiveCycle Enterprise Suite
  • Flex
  • ColdFusion

About LiveCycle Developer certification

There are four ACE designations available for the enterprise (LiveCycle).

ACE Designation Summary Requirements
Adobe Certified Expert
LiveCycle ES2 Developer*
This individual uses the LiveCycle Workbench or the LiveCycle APIs to develop LiveCycle-centric solutions by implementing LiveCycle services. 1. Pass the LiveCycle Core exam.

9A0-136 Adobe LiveCycle ES2 Core

2. Pass at least one LiveCycle elective exam.

9A0-137 Adobe LiveCycle ES2 Process Automation
9A0-138 Adobe LiveCycle ES2 Document Output
9A0-139 Adobe LiveCycle ES2 Data Capture
9A0-140 Adobe LiveCycle ES2 Digital Security
Adobe Certified Expert
LiveCycle ES2 RIA Developer
This individual uses Flash Builder to develop the intelligence and logic in an RIA-based application that has one or more LiveCycle services on the backend. 1. Pass the Flex exam

9A0-129 Adobe LiveCycle ES2 Flex 4 + AIR

2. Pass the Enterprise RIA exam

9A0-141 Adobe LiveCycle ES2 Enterprise RIA
Adobe Certified Expert
LiveCycle ES2 Form Developer
This individual uses LiveCycle Designer ES2 to design form templates and will develop the intelligence and logic on a form template to enforce business requirements. Pass the Form Developer exam

9A0 –156 Adobe LiveCycle ES2 Form Developer
Adobe Certified Expert
LiveCycle ES2 Solution Architect
This individual works with Adobe customers to lead the design and implementation of solutions based on Adobe enterprise products. Pass the Solution Architect exam

9A0 -157 Adobe LiveCycle ES2 Solution Architect

* You will receive a separate designation for each elective exam passed after passing the core exam; you may take the exams in any order or on the same day.


There is one ACE exam for someone interested in becoming an ACE Flex developer. This is exam 9A0-129 Adobe LiveCycle ES2 Flex 4 + AIR.


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Exam listings and preparation materials

A complete listing of all available ACE exams and preparation resources can be found here.

About individual product certifications

To be certified as an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in either Flex or ColdFusion requires passing a single exam for each product.