Put the proof in your portfolio
Creative Cloud expertise is in demand across industries. With Adobe Certified Associate, students prove they’re ready to use Adobe’s most powerful design tools at a professional level.
Real-world standards and credibility
Adobe has worked with industry experts, educators, and test-design specialists to define proficiency in Creative Cloud applications and identify the foundational knowledge needed for careers in digital media.
50-minute performance-based exams reflect extensive research on how professionals utilize Adobe software and approach creative projects. Through in-app tasks, realistic scenarios, and interactive questions, candidates demonstrate their familiarity with core product features and capabilities, as well as basic project management and design principles.
Exams are rigorously reviewed for integrity and administered in Certiport Authorized Testing Centers. Successful candidates typically have 150 hours of instruction and hands-on experience.
Visual Design Using
Graphic Design & Illustration Using
Print & Digital Media Publication Using
Digital Video Using
Adobe Premiere Pro
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Using
Adobe After Effects
Multiplatform Animation Using
Web Authoring Using
Become an ACA Specialist
In real-world workflows, designers use multiple Adobe apps to bring their ideas to life. Unlock the true power of Creative Cloud by earning three qualifying certifications and recognition as an ACA Specialist for Visual, Video, or Web Design.
Prepare 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.
Show off your achievement and join a global community of certified creators and educators.