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Adobe® Certification Overview

offers several levels of certifications, some of which only require the passing of a single exam for certification. ONLC Training Centers provides hands-on, instructor-led Adobe certification courses that can help you prepare for certification at our more than 300 locations in the USA.

Not near one of our centers? Attend these same classes live from your home/office PC via our Remote Classroom Instruction (RCI) technology.



In order to become Adobe certified, you must pass the authorized exam(s). Attending training courses gives you hands-on experience and in-depth expertise in Adobe products. However, training courses are not required prerequisites for a certification exam.

Certification exams are computer-delivered, closed-book tests. You will be asked to agree to the Adobe terms and conditions at the time of the exam.

Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) CertificationAdobe Certified Expert (ACE) has demonstrated a professional level in proficiency with one or more Adobe software products. To become an ACE, you must pass one or more product-specific proficiency exams and agree to the ACE terms and conditions.

You can expand your ACE credential with an additional track...

  • ACE Specialist certifications recognize your proficiency in a specific medium: print, web, or video. To become certified as a Specialist, you must pass the current version of all required exams and one elective within any given certification track. All exams must be the same version—for example, all CC—to meet the requirements.

  • ACE Master Certification recognizes your skills with entire product suites with a focus on design, web, or video. To become certified as an ACE Master, you must pass the current exam for each of the products in the suite. All exams must be for the same version.


Adobe Recertification. An ACE certification for Creative Cloud products will be valid for two years after the date you certify. Creative Cloud products are updated regularly, but not all changes will impact the skills that make someone an ACE. You will need to recertify after your ACE certificate expires to continue to represent yourself as a current Creative Cloud ACE.

Existing Creative Suite (CS6, CS5) certifications will always be valid; however, they will be valid only for the product version on which you were certified.

Adobe may offer additional certifications. Listed are those based on ONLC's course offerings.

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We’ve outlined the courses that support your preparation for the Adobe certification exams on the individual product pages. Click on the product name in the table below for the certification details, exam prep (if available) and the hands-on training classes from ONLC for that technology.


Click on the product name to view available certifications (based on ONLC's offerings), associated courses and required exams.


Adobe Certified Expert training at ONLC
Adobe Acrobat courses at ONLC

Adobe Certified Expert (ACE): Acrobat® XI

Adobe Certified Expert (ACE): Acrobat® X

Adobe Dreamweaver courses at ONLC

Adobe Certified Expert (ACE): Dreamweaver CC2015

Adobe Flash courses at ONLC

Adobe Certified Expert (ACE): Flash® CS6
Effective November 30, 2016 the exam for this certification will be retired

Adobe Illustrator courses at ONLC

Adobe Certified Expert (ACE): Illustrator CC2015

Adobe InDesign courses at ONLC

Adobe Certified Expert (ACE): InDesign® CC2015

Adobe Photoshop courses at ONLC

Adobe Certified Expert (ACE): Photoshop® CC2015

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Other Web/Internet Classes
We offer other classes that are also web-related. Titles include XHTML, HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and Javascript. For details see other web classes.


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