Shafiq Rehman
CEO at Alshafiq

Why & How to become Adobe ACA Specialist

Presentation Published 4/12/17 Last updated on 8/8/18

Adobe Certified Associate Specialist

Changing the world is possible, but it requires the right preparation and skills. Being ACA certified means that you are on your way to doing great things, and one great thing you can do right away is to take your ACA certifications to the next level with an ACA Specialist certificate.

An ACA Specialist certificate is ideal for validating your Adobe cross-platform expertise, and it speaks volumes to prospective employers, academic institutions and the world. It is a valuable addition to your design portfolio.

Getting an ACA Specialist certificate is straight-forward, simply earn three designated ACA certifications.

3 Aca certification = Aca specialist

Note: ( no exam you have to give it is awarded by adobe by 2 eaerning aca badges

ACA Certification Track


The following ACA certifications are required:

  1. ·Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator
  2. ·Print & Digital Media Publication using Adobe InDesign
  3. ·Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop


The following ACA certifications are required:

  • ·Interactive Media using Adobe Flash Professional
  • ·Web Authoring using Adobe Dreamweaver
  • ·Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop

FAQ Frequently Asked Question

Q: Is the ACA Specialist an ACA certification??
No. The ACA Specialist is not a certification. It is a valuable credential that validates one's skills and knowledge in select categories of Adobe digital-media software applications. It does not require an additional exam. When an individual earns three qualifying ACA certifications, that individual will be awarded an ACA Specialist certificate for a select digital-media category.

Q: Can Creative Cloud and CS6 certifications be combined to achieve an ACA Specialist credential?
No. Select ACA Creative Cloud exams qualify for the Creative Cloud-based ACA Specialist certificates, and select ACA CS6 exams qualify for the CS6-based ACA Specialist certificate.

Q: What is the value of the ACA Specialist credential?
Digital-media projects often require cross-platform expertise in more than one Adobe application. For example, a project that requires Adobe Photoshop may also require Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign to bring it to completion. Someone that possesses multiple-areas of expertise has an advantage over their peers that do not.

Q: Who should consider getting the ACA Specialist certificate?
The ACA Specialist is for anyone with an interest in Adobe digital-media applications. Often, these are students or employees working to advance their Adobe skills and may be looking for an effective way to validate those skills. ACA Specialist is a powerful credential to include on a resume, college or job application or a design portfolio. It is also an excellent professional development opportunity for teachers, instructors and academic administrators.

Q: What happens when someone earns their third-qualifying ACA certification?
When someone earns their third-qualifying ACA certification, they will be notified by Certiport of their accomplishment. Their ACA Specialist certificate will be available in their Certiport portal, along with all of their other ACA certification information.

Q: If someone already has three qualifying ACA certifications will they automatically qualify to receive an ACA Specialist certificate?
Yes. Anyone that has earned three qualifying ACA certifications prior to the announcement of the ACA Specialist will be eligible to receive an ACA Specialist certificate.

Value of a ACA

Aca as Students

As a student, you have the ability to influence, and even create your career path in an unprecedented way. With a vast, instantly accessible digital world at your fingertips, knowing what you want to be, what you want to do is no longer the problem. The problem is how do you get there, and how do you do it as quickly as you can?

The Adobe Creative Cloud offers you access to all the same software and services professionals across a variety of industries use, so you can transition seamlessly from your education to your career, while the ACA certification validates your skills and demonstrates your knowledge of the software to employers. And as the job market continues to change and evolve, your ACA certification is the evidence that you can use tools that change and evolve with it. What you learn today will continue to prepare you for tomorrow.

Along with unlocking your career potential, validating your skills, and providing college credit, perhaps the most important benefit of an ACA certification is helping you find your creative core, and unleashing it. You have passion, you're full of raw creativity, you have a story inside you, and this is your chance to share your story, to connect, to join the creative conversation, and to create an amazing new story. If you're ready to start forging your path, an ACA Certification is the perfect foundation for success.

Aca as a Teacher

Teachers are the foundation of education. As a teacher, you wield an awesome power to recognize and inspire creativity in your students. The classroom is not boring, or sterile, but instead a place where day after day, year after year, you foster growth, and enable opportunity. It's not just what your students are doing today, it's also what they will be doing tomorrow. You are helping them to unlock and fuel their future.

The Adobe Creative Cloud is an amazing asset, allowing students to approach tasks and projects in new ways, working out solutions they couldn't have seen before; and helping you as teachers to expand your own creativity, and become involved with your student's creative process on a new level. An ACA Certification is the perfect place to start, offering your students a foundation for success by validating their skills, and offering you the ability to measure your student's progress, engagement and involvement, and find new ways to empower them.

The ACA Certification program helps you open up your classroom, leaving behind walls and desks, and becoming part of a global digital classroom. By giving your students the opportunity to earn an ACA certification, and be able to provide proof of their abilities and knowledge to employers, you are connecting them to the unlimited career opportunities of our digital world, today, tomorrow, and for the rest of their lives. You owe it to your students, and to yourself, to explore what an ACA certification can do for you.

Aca as a Institutions

Administrators are vital to leading the charge to creativity. But balancing all the concerns of your institution and still finding ways to provide your teachers and students with the right tools and the right environment for creativity is no easy task. What can you do to make sure your institution is offering the best to the students who come through your doors? What software, apps, or services will best serve your teachers and students? What is the benefit of a certification?

The answers are surprisingly simple. Take a moment and consider the Adobe Creative Cloud and the ACA Certification program. 65% of today's primary school kids will end up at jobs that do not currently exist. In order to help students to prepare for and thrive in a continuously evolving job market, the Creative Cloud offers tools and services to inspire and enable career paths, and the ACA certification serves as proof to employers of the right skills and abilities. Additionally, a majority of students, 58%, say they learn more in a blended environment where teachers provide them access to more recent, often non-traditional tools and technology.

The ACA Certification, then, becomes invaluable both as way to encourage creativity, and creative expression, and a metric for your institution to measure that creativity, by validating student's skills and providing evidence of their knowledge. In fact, studies show that students who earn a certification as part of a career-oriented education program achieve a much higher level of academic success, with an average GPA half a point higher, and an almost 30% increase in the graduation rate.

Even better, the ACA Certification program provides you with teaching materials, practice tests, and a host of other resources, so you're never on your own. As a leading institution, invested in the success of your students, the ACA Certification is a perfect opportunity to better prepare the students who pass through your doors for a world driven by collaboration and creativity.

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Tools for Preparing Aca Exams

  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Adobe InDesign CC
  • Adobe Flash Professional CC
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CC

Supporting Material

Aca Exam Demo

">Adobe Certified Associate Exam Demo

Document list in Pdfs

Adobe Certified Associate program datasheet.

Aca Exam Objectives Application Wise

ACA Exam Objectives Adobe Photoshop CC

ACA Exam Objectives Adobe Illustraor CC

ACA Exam Objectives Adobe Indesign CC

ACA Exam Objectives Adobe Flash Professional CC

ACA Exam Objectives Adobe Dreamweaver CC

Certification Knowledge Resources

Get certified. And get noticed

Training Material Resources

Offical Adobe Training Resources

Training msterial for adobe applications

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  • Dreamweaver

    Design and develop modern, responsive websites.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • Illustrator

    Create beautiful vector art and illustrations.

  • InDesign

    Craft elegant layouts at your desk or on the go.

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fatima rao

Posted on 9/28/17 8:37:04 AM Permalink

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muhammad zubair

Posted on 9/26/17 9:11:20 PM Permalink

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Shafiq Rehman

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Posted on 7/29/17 10:42:12 AM Permalink

​Thank you for sharing this information. Please update your link for the ACA Exam Demo. Please share any links you have for practice exam questions.

Shafiq Rehman

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Angela Wong

Posted on 4/17/17 8:21:43 PM Permalink

I have three ACA Certifications: Photoshop CS6, Ilustrator CC 2015 and InDesign CC 2015. I haven't received any info on being an ACA Specialist...do I need my ACA certifications to all be in creative cloud or do I need to submit a letter of intent to someone? Thanks!​

Sir Shafiq

Posted on 4/19/17 6:17:59 AM Permalink

Hi Angela​

To earn aca specialist u must either pass 3 exams of c6 or 3 exams of cc, by seeing your question i recommend you to do ACA Photoshop CC 2015

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