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Certification from Adobe

The Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) program helps you gain recognition for your Adobe product expertise. Getting certified or recertified by Adobe is recognized as an industry standard of excellence worldwide—and it’s the best way to promote your proficiency in leading Adobe products.

Exam types

Adobe offers two types of exams: certification and recertification. A single web account is used for both types of exams.

Certification exams - proctored at a test center

Certification exams are computer-based, multiple-choice exams that are delivered in a proctored environment at a Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Center. A candidate can take a certification exam to complete his/her requirement toward certification.

Certification exams can be scheduled in advance or on the day you wish to test (subject to availability).
To schedule a certification exam, use the links on this page under the Adobe logo.

Recertification exams - online, web-based

Recertification exams are also multiple-choice. They are offered online and can be taken from anywhere in which you have an Internet connection.
To purchase a recertification exam, visit the recertification testing page.

Training and test preparation

Adobe Certification Marketplace

The Adobe Certification Marketplace online store brings together leading publishers, practice exam providers and other content experts to provide best-of-breed learning resources. It’s the one-stop-shop for exam vouchers and exam prep resources that can help you prepare for Adobe certification exams and, ultimately, career advancement.


Adobe product training is available from a wide variety of sources to suit individual learning styles and needs.

Exam preparation resources

Find preparation materials for all Adobe exams.

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Adobe Programs

ACI Certification

Further your knowledge. As an Adobe Certified Instructor, you can take your classes — and yourself — to the leading edge of Adobe technology.

AATC Certification

With authorization status from Adobe, your training center can use the power of the Adobe brand to promote courses and attract new students.

Last updated 2014-9-26