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Certification from Adobe
The Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) program helps you gain professional recognition for your Adobe product skill and expertise. Adobe certifications are recognized as an industry standard of technical excellence worldwide — and it’s the best way to promote your proficiency in leading Adobe products.
Retirement of Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) CS6 recertification exams
Effective March 31, 2015, all CS6 recertification exams are retired and are no longer available. Please review the FAQs below for further details about this program update.
Retirement of Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) CC and Acrobat recertification exams
Effective January 1, 2015, all Adobe CC recertification and Acrobat recertification exams are retired and are no longer available. Reminder: with the expiration date extension for ACE CC exams (see below), candidates will now have two years before their certification expires and they will need to take the current certification exam.View list of retiring recertification exams.
- Photoshop CC Recertification Exam (exam code: 9A0-347)
- Flash CC Recertification Exam (exam code: 9A0-352)
- Dreamweaver CC Recertification Exam (exam code: 910-349)
- Illustrator CC Recertification Exam (exam code: 9A0-351)
- InDesign CC Recertification Exam (exam code: 9A0-350)
- Premiere Pro CC Recertification Exam (exam code: 9A0-348)
- Acrobat X Pro Recertification Exam (exam code: 9A0-161)
- After Effects CC Recertification Exam (exam code: 9A0-353)
- Acrobat XI Pro Recertification Exam (exam code: 9A0-330)
- Adobe Photoshop CS6 Recertification Exam (exam code: 9A0-313)
- Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 Recertification Exam (exam code: 9A0-314)
- Adobe Illustrator CS6 Recertification Exam (exam code: 9A0-315)
- Adobe InDesign CS6 Recertification Exam (exam code: 9A0-316)
- Adobe Flash CS6 Recertification Exam (exam code: 9A0-317)
- Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Recertification Exam (exam code: 9A0-318)
- Adobe After Effects CS6 Recertification Exam (exam code: 9A0-319)
What is the reason for the update?
The recertification exams have been retired for two primary reasons. First, this change has been made due to the extension of the recertification policy to two years. Second, in order to preserve the value of the ACE program for current certification holders, this falls in line with industry best practices—delivery of exams within a secure test center rather than taken over the internet.
When did this change take place?
Adobe CS6 recertification exams have retired on March 31, 2015. Adobe CC and Acrobat recertification exams have retired, effective December 31, 2014, as communicated prior. Candidates will not be able to take these exams after they are retired.
Which exams are impacted by this update?
Please review above list for impacted exams.
I have already taken my Recertification exam, what do I do now?
The retirement of the recertification exams does not impact existing certification holders who have previously taken a recertification exam. Your existing certification will expire upon the previously communicated expiration date—there is no change to this date.
I need to recertify, what should I do?
It is recommended that candidates take the official certification exam instead of the corresponding recertification exam due to the official exam being the most accurate representation of your knowledge, skills and abilities. In addition, the official certification exam is now valid for two years, where the recertification exam is valid for just one year.
Extension of expiration date of Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) certifications
Effective immediately, the expiration date of the certifications listed below has been extended from one year to two years from date of issuance. Certification exams can be scheduled in advance or on the day you wish to test (subject to availability). View list of exams with extensions.
- Photoshop CC (exam code: 9A0-354)
- Flash CC (exam code: 9A0-359)
- Dreamweaver CC (exam code: 9A0-356)
- Illustrator CC (exam code: 9A0-358)
- InDesign CC (exam code: 9A0-357)
- Premiere Pro CC (exam code: 9A0-355)
- Reports & Analytics Implementation (exam code: 9A0-369) – exam name changed from: SiteCatalyst Implementation
- ACE Digital Analyst (exam code: 9A0-345)
- Muse CC (exam code: 9A0-302)
- After Effects CC (exam code: 9A0-360)
- Acrobat X Pro (exam code: 9A0-160)
- Acrobat XI Pro (exam code: 9A0-329)
Training and test preparation
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