Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)
Kickstart a Creative Career
Adobe Creative Cloud offers the world’s best creative apps. Across industries, there is a demand for inspired and ambitious Adobe professionals who can use these powerful tools to bring ideas to life.
Make your mark with Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), an industry-recognized credential that validates proficiency in Creative Cloud software and foundational digital communication skills.
ACA for Creators
Get started and stand out as a certified Adobe professional. Certification sets students and emerging creators apart by proving they’re ready to use Creative Cloud apps at a professional level.
When employers see Adobe Certified Associate badges in a portfolio, they know the candidate’s design sense is backed by technical know-how, problem-solving skills, and the drive to work smarter.
ACA for Educators
Join thousands of creative teachers and instructors around the globe who foster creativity through certification. When students have access to industry-grade tools and credentials, they can turn their classroom ideas into college and career opportunities.
Adobe Certified Associate gives students the skills, credibility, and confidence to pursue their dreams, and gives educators valuable data for measuring success.
Show what you know
Adobe has worked with industry experts and top-tier educators to develop an ACA curriculum designed to address the skills and knowledge needed to use Creative Cloud applications in a professional setting and start a career in digital media.
50-minute performance-based exams use in-app tasks and realistic scenarios to test candidates’ familiarity with core product features and capabilities, design principles, and basic project management.
PracticePrepare with study guides, tutorials, projects, and practice tests. Explore special resources for educators.
Register for an exam at your nearest Certiport Authorized Testing Center, or set one up at your institution.
CelebrateShow off your achievement and join a global community of certified creators and educators.
Learn how Adobe Certified Associate can boost creativity and career prospects.