Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)

Put your digital skills proof in your portfolios

The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification is an industry-recognized credential that effectively validates one’s expertise in the Adobe Creative Cloud suite. Those who possess the ACA certification can confidently prove that they have the skills and knowledge to meet the demands of today's design industry.


Earn an Adobe Certification

An Adobe certification is an industry-recognized credential that effectively validates one’s skills in Adobe digital-media software. Get certified in the following:

Digital Badging

Digital certification badges are web-enabled versions of a credential outcome and gives you the ability to share your certified skills online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time. When you earn an Adobe Certified Associate certification, you will be notified of a corresponding ACA digital badge. Use your ACA digital badges to tell potential employers, academic institutions, colleagues and peers about your ACA credentials. Your digital certification badge makes it easy for you to validate your abilities with potential employers on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, as well as email and online portfolios.

Adobe Certified Associate World Championship

The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) World Championship is a global competition that tests students’ design skills using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Top students are invited to represent their respective countries at the World Championship where they will create a designated design project.
In its 7th year, the 2019 Adobe Certified Associate World Championship attracted more than 130,000 unique contestants from 65 countries to prove their superior digital communications skills using Adobe Photoshop®, Adobe Illustrator® and Adobe InDesign®. Fifty student finalists participated in the final round of competition. Student competitors demonstrated their proficiency using industry-leading Adobe software to create an email banner, postcard, and Instagram post for a non-profit organization that aims to eradicate illiteracy through an online reading platform.

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