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Learn How to Get Adobe Certified

Learn how to earn industry certifications for Adobe Creative Cloud software. Get started today with online or in-person testing.

Learn how to become an Adobe Certified Professional and showcase your knowledge of the world’s most powerful creative desktop apps.

Creativity meets credibility

To become an Adobe Certified Professional, find the certification that’s right for you and prepare to validate your skills through a cutting-edge, live-in-the-app exam. Build your career in web design, video production, and graphic design today.

Certify online.

With Certiport’s new OnVUE remote delivery option, you can certify from the comfort of your own home or office. 

OnVUE delivery is currently limited to English-language exams.


Find a test center.

Take an in-person or online exam through one of thousands of Certiport Authorized Testing Centers around the globe. Contact a test center or Solution Provider for support.

Questions? We have answers


What is Adobe Certified Professional?

Adobe Certified Professional is an industry-recognized certification that demonstrates mastery of Adobe Creative Cloud software and foundational knowledge for digital media careers. Each certification is tied to one Creative Cloud application. Exams are developed and delivered by Certiport, a Pearson VUE business.

I have an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification. What happens now?

Prior to June 2021, this program was known as Adobe Certified Associate. In June 2021, all valid ACA certifications that had been earned through live-in-the-app exams (CC 2018 or later) automatically adopted the new Adobe Certified Professional title for the remainder of their three-year eligibility period. New Credly badges have been awarded and new certificates are available for download through accounts.
Certifications that have been earned through simulation-based exams (CC 2015 or earlier) will remain under the Adobe Certified Associate name. To become an Adobe Certified Professional, candidates must pass a live-in-the-app exam.
Learn more about the name change.

When does my certification expire?

Each Adobe certification becomes non-current three years from the date of issue.


How do I take an exam?

There are two ways to access Adobe Certified Professional exams: either by contacting a Certiport Authorized Testing Center, or by taking an online exam through Certiport’s new OnVUE online delivery option.

How do I administer exams for my students or customers?

To deliver exams in your facility, you must register as a Certiport Authorized Testing Center. Learn more.

What is the format of Adobe Certified Professional exams?

Each 50-minute exam includes a Questions section with selected-response items followed by a Tasks section with live-in-the-app activities inside real Adobe software.
Learn more. 

What happens if I fail an exam?

Visit Certiport to learn about the retake policy.


How much experience is required to pass an exam?

Candidates are expected to have at least 150 hours of instruction and hands-on experience in an application prior to earning the certification.

I am an educator. How do I prepare students for certification?

Educators have prepared students for Adobe certification through year-long, semester-long, and intensive courses.
Certiport offers several learning products to help educators integrate the exams into a curriculum, such as practice tests, courseware, and textbooks. A wide range of free resources are available on the Adobe Education Exchange.


I just passed an exam! What happens now?

Upon passing an exam, candidates receive an official certificate through their account and an invitation from Credly to claim a digital badge (

Adobe Certified Professionals are encouraged to share their achievement with the world by adding digital badges to portfolios, resumes, LinkedIn pages, and social profiles.

Certiport will also send a congratulatory email with resources to support further learning and career growth.

How do I utilize my Adobe Certified Professional digital badges?

Follow instructions from Credly for sharing badges online, such as in your LinkedIn profile.

How do I access my certificate?

To download your official certificate, log into your account, click the My Transcript tab, and scroll to the My Certiport tab. Learn more.

Specialty Credentials

How do I earn a Specialty Credential?

A Specialty Credential is automatically awarded to an individual upon passing the second of two eligible certifications. For example, someone who is already certified for Premiere Pro will receive a badge and certificate for the Video Design credential once they have passed either the Photoshop or After Effects exam. Both certifications must be earned through live-in-the-app exams (2018 or later).
Learn more.

Customer Support

I am a candidate. Who do I contact for support?

Visit Certiport for guidance on technical and customer support for candidates.

I am an educator or test center administrator. Who do I contact for support?

Visit Certiport for guidance on technical and customer support for Certiport Authorized Testing Centers.