Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)
Because creativity can change the worldAdobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification is the perfect place to recognize and inspire creativity in your students. It allows students to approach tasks and projects in new ways, working out solutions they couldn't have seen before; and helping you as a teacher become involved with your student's creative process on a new level. ACA certification offers your students a foundation for success by validating their digital skills, and offering you the ability to assess your student's progress, engagement, and involvement.
Value of ACA certificationEdelman Intelligence recently conducted in-depth research on the impact ACA certification can have on the success of an aspiring creative professional.
Measure success by incorporating exams into current courses Prove students hands-on knowledge through authentic assessment of application experience Meet the popular demand to validate skills in the Adobe applications Take advantage of today’s industry standard digital software and official Adobe certification Enhance your courses with free curriculum from Adobe Education, which maps to the exam objectives
The Adobe Certified Associate is currently available in six different Adobe tools, each of which is aligned with a different digital career or industry. Choose to pursue one or more Adobe Certified Associate certification based on your interests, talents and career goals.
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Resources to learn, practice, certify, and shareThrough Certiport’s full pathway solution you can prepare your students for ACA certification with tailored learning materials, practice tests, and Adobe endorsed certification exams. Adding these materials into your curriculum is easy and seamless.
Certifications are valid for three years after the date of issue. All certifications listed above are offered for Adobe Creative Cloud products. Certification in previous product versions are also available for a limited time, but are not recommended due to being out of date with industry trends.
Level Up: Earn an Adobe Certified Associate Specialist certificate
More and more, careers in top creative industries require mastery of more than one Adobe Creative Cloud tool. That's why we've created the ACA Specialist certificate. Earning a Specialist certificate allows you to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise with the most common skills required for a specific industry:
Adobe Certified Associate Visual Design Specialist
Complete your ACA certification in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign CC within three years to earn this specialist certificate
Adobe Certified Associate Web Design Specialist
Complete your ACA certification in Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Flash CC within three years to earn this specialist certificate