Earning AutoCAD certification proves to clients and perspective employers that you have the technical skills to maximize what AutoCAD can do.
Autodesk Certified User (ACU) is a tier 1, entry-level certification.
Autodesk Certified Professional (ACP) is a tier 2, advanced-level certification.
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With our AutoCAD Bundles you'll get a discount on the training, exam prep software plus an exam voucher all at a discount! You also get to choose the course format you prefer: instructor-led training (ILT) that's live and hands-on; AutoCAD On-Demand which is self-study; or selections with some of each.
You can even upgrade to the advanced-level credential with our Optional ACP add-on—see details below.
ACP is a professional-level credential for AutoCAD. ACP confirms enhanced skills and design ability. The entry-level ACU certification is not required for ACP certification, however, the skills and knowledge you learn for ACU certification are. For this reason, the Optional ACP Upgrade is only offered when purchasing an ACU Bundle for an additional $1,695.
Note, if purchasing the Upgrade you will receive the exam prep software and exam voucher for the ACP certification in place of those ACU items.
*This offer is only available with the purchase of an above ACU bundle *
Special Note about Certiport Exam Locations
Certiport is the company that administers AutoCAD Exams. ONLC is not affiliated with Certiport so cannot assist you with Certiport-related matters. Before starting your certification quest, you should review Certiport's list of exam locations on the link below and confirm directly with that center if they take students from the public for testing.
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This certification confirms students have developed the entry-level skills needed to effectively use AutoCAD software. Autodesk Certified User (ACU) certification is an great way for students to validate their software skills including creating or plotting drawings, editing objects, working with layouts, etc. The courses in an above ACU Bundle plus 50 hours of hands-on experience with Autodesk AutoCAD® are strongly recommended before attempting the ACU Exam.
ACU certification is not a required prerequisite for the ACP certification, however, the skills and knowledge covered for the ACU certification are.
Autodesk Certified Professional (ACP) is an advanced, professional-level credential for Autodesk software users who possess an extended amount of real-world Autodesk software experience. This certification confirms a professional's knowledge of the tools, features, and common tasks of AutoCAD including dimensioning, basic drawing skills, using hatching and gradients, and more. The courses in the above ACU + ACP Upgrade along with extensive hands-on experience with Autodesk AutoCAD® (some suggest up to 400 hours) are recommended before attempting the ACP Exam.
Live, instructor-led training classes offer an intense immersion into the software and its features. These hands-on, interactive classes are great for individuals who need to learn or review a large body of knowledge in a short-time, and who prefer to have a subject-matter professional leading the class. ILT classes are especially recommended for learners who may not perform well in a self-study environment.
You'll work with the software doing labs and exercises throughout the class. You'll be able to ask questions, participate in any class discussions, and get assistance directly from the instructor during class. You also get to keep the book.
Students pick their ILT class dates from our public schedule. You may attend class from any of ONLC's more than 300 locations or from your home/office PC via our Remote Classroom Instruction (RCI) technology (review setup needs). ONLC limits ILT classes to typically no more than 12 students nationwide to ensure for individual attention from the instructor.
ILT classes also include our free retake option. You may repeat the same ILT course (must be same title and version) one time within 12 months of your original class date at no additional charge (retake details).
AutoCAD On-Demand courses are self-study, self-paced. You will have access to the course 24/7 for up to 12 months, so you can learn whenever it's convenient for you. Experienced AutoCAD users can use this format to learn specific topics or brush up their skills without taking valuable time away from work. Those new to the software can use this format to learn at their own pace and have the ability to repeat and review sections as often as needed.
Each AutoCAD On-Demand class comes with...
All On-Demand self-study courses require you to have access to your own computer loaded with the software that you are learning. While access to the software is provided in our ILT classes, it is not provided with the On-Demand format.
Official AutoCAD exams are offered by Certiport. Candidates schedule their exam directly with Certiport. ONLC is not affiliated with Certiport and will not be able to assist you with Certiport-related matters. Before starting your certification quest, you should review Certiport's list of exam locations at https://www.certiport.com/locator and confirm directly with that center if they take students from the public for testing.
Certification exams test a candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities using the software. To maintain integrity, exam content is subject to change at any time without prior notice. As such, training may not cover all exam topics.
Students schedule their exam directly with Certiport. Once you've earned an AutoCAD certification it will be viewable online using your Certiport test candidate ID. You can print a copy or forward an electronic version of your certification to peers and perspective employers.
The ACU exam includes multiple-choice and performance-based questions. Following are some examples of software aspects that may be covered in the exam:
The ACP exam includes multiple-choice and performance-based questions. Following are some examples of software aspects that may be covered in the exam:
Bundles are available for purchase via our toll free number only. We accept all major credit cards. To purchase your AutoCAD ACU / ACP certification bundle contact an ONLC Advisor...
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