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Upcoming Adobe Program Change

Adobe will be moving Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) testing and certification services from Pearson VUE and Pearson Credential Manager (PCM) to a new provider effective February 13, 2018. Pearson VUE and Adobe are working to make this transition as seamless to you as possible. There is no action required of you at this time and you may continue to register for exams and access your demographic information.

FAQs will be made available in the coming days to explain logistics of the upcoming change.

Certification Overview

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. Pearson VUE delivers ACE exams and ACE certification is granted through Pearson Credential Management (PCM).

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Adobe Solution Partners

Join the Solution Partner Program (SPP) to stay current on the latest Adobe news and technology updates, and to access valuable resources available only to SPP members. Membership is FREE and registration takes less than five minutes. Get started today!

Member benefits:

  • Access to over 270 fully subsidized courses in the Solution Partner Training Center
  • Certification exam discounts, preparation guides, and helpful resources
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  • Latest Adobe Partner announcements and news
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  • Access to live interactive webinars and webinar recordings
  • Invitations to upcoming Partner events
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Certification news

Revision to AEM Architect Exam – (9A0-385)

A new version of the AEM Architect exam was published on January 15, 2017. Any exam delivered on or after January 15 will be the new version. Please refer to the FAQ below for additional information.

Revision FAQs: Read frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the exam revision.

Launch of Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) CC2015 exams

Effective August 1, 2016, Creative Cloud 2015 versions for Adobe Dreamweaver®, Adobe InDesign®, Adobe Illustrator®, Adobe Photoshop® and Adobe Premiere Pro® were made available. Badges for these certifications are being issued to candidates who pass the certification exam. Please review the FAQs below for further details about this program update.

Retirement of Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) Creative Suite 6 exams

Starting November 30, 2016, all CS6 exams were retired. Please review the FAQs below for further details about this program update.

Retirement of Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) Creative Cloud exams

As of December 31, 2016, all Adobe CC 2013 were retired. Please review the FAQs below for further details about this program update.

Retirement FAQs: Read frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the exam retirement.

Revisions to Analytics Exams

The Reports & Analytics Implementation (Business Practitioner) and Reports & Analytics (Developer) exams are currently in revision. During the revision, there is no interruption to registration or delivery of the current version of the exam, and candidates who take the current version of the exam will not be required to take the new exam to maintain their certification status. Please review the FAQs below for additional information on this revision.

Revision FAQs: Read frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the exam revision.

Training and test preparation

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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 2017-12-01