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Earn Your Adobe Certified Associate Certification

The Adobe Certified Associate credential allows students to prove their digital media skills to prospective employers for internships and post-graduate employment. As an ACA testing site, ACU supports students as they seek careers after graduation by making certification accessible and by offering support.

ACA Application/Training Process

 

Welcome to the ACA Application Portal! 

The Adobe Certified Associate credential allows students to prove their digital media skills to prospective employers for internships and post-graduate employment. As an ACA testing site, ACU supports students as they seek careers after graduation by making certification accessible and by offering support.

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The ACU Brown Library is offering Adobe Certified Associate certification exams for students at no cost. Certification exams currently include Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Dreamweaver, and Animate.

 

ACA Application Process

There are three steps to the application process:

  • Step 1: Application Form

The first step will be to complete an application form. After you have completed the application, Step Two will be unlocked. You will then be able to complete Steps Two and Three for the Adobe app you are certifying in.

  • Step 2: Submit Original Work

After the application form has been submitted, applicants will submit at least 2 original works that you believe best demonstrate your skills in the application you are seeking certification. (Disclaimer: Original work submitted will only be used for the purpose of evaluating your application. It will not be modified or distributed in any way.)

  • Step 3: ACA Curriculum & Practice Exam

When you reach this stage of the process, you will have access to practice exams and an ACA curriculum through GMetrix. You will be assigned a code to access the practice exams and a code to access the curriculum. 

GMetrix practice exams are available for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Dreamweaver, and Animate.

The LearnKey Curriculum is available for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and Dreamweaver.

 

After completing the application/training process, you will be contacted about the next available testing dates.