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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


The ACU Brown Library is offering Adobe Certified Associate certification exams for students at no cost. Exams are currently being offered in Photoshop and Illustrator. InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Animate, and Dreamweaver will be available soon.


What to Expect:

There are three steps to the application/training process that need to be completed before final approval. Use the “Get Certified” link below to begin the ACA Certification Course in Canvas.

  • Step One: Application Form

The first step will be to complete an application form.

  • Step Two: Certification Prep Courses

After the application form has been submitted, applicants will be required to complete one of two paths to prepare for the ACA exam, each utilizing LinkedIn Learning courses. This will give you a better understanding on what to expect on the exam.

  • Step Three: Skills Demonstration

The final step of the process is to demonstrate your skills in the app you are certifying in. This will be done in two parts. One will be to complete tasks that are assigned to you. The second is to submit original work that you believe best demonstrates your skills in Photoshop. (Disclaimer: The original work that is submitted will only be used for the purpose of evaluating your application. It will not be modified or distributed in any way.)