Adobe Certified Associate


Because creativity can change the world

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification is the perfect way to recognize and inspire creativity in your students. Students learn to approach tasks and projects in new ways, maximizing the power of the applications, finding solutions and expanding their creative vision. They will be better prepared for further study and future employment.

The Value of ACA Certification

Edelman Intelligence recently conducted in-depth research on the impact ACA certification can have on the success of an aspiring creative professional.



Visual effects & motion graphics using Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects is the industry-standard in motion graphics and visual effects software. Create cinematic movie titles, intros, and transitions. Start a fire or make it rain! Animate a logo or character. With After Effects CC you can take any idea and make it move.

Visual design using Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is the industry leader in design and image editing software. Used worldwide by professionals in photography and design Adobe Photoshop delivers powerful creative tools to those who know what is available and how to use it. Adobe Photoshop allows users to create and perfect digital images by going well beyond what is captured by the camera.

Print & digital media publication using Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is a powerful tool that sets the standard for print and digital page layout. Offering pixel-perfect control over design and typography, users can create elegant and engaging page layouts for print or digital media. With so many powerful new features available students who know enough to earn certification will stand out from their non-certified peers in a very competitive job market,

Graphic design & illustration using Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator software is the industry leading and premier performer in vector-drawing environments and scalable graphics creation. Digital media gurus bring their unique vision to life with shapes, color, effects, and typography by using a host of powerful functions to make fast work of their most complex designs.

Digital video using Adobe Premiere Pro

With the rapid advancement of video and multi-media technology, Adobe Premiere Pro helps produce and edit productions more fluidly than ever before. Users don’t need a box-office budget to back their next great feature film—they just need Adobe Premier Pro, the validated skills and the imagination to go with them.


Multiplatform animation using Adobe Animate CC

With the evolution from Flash Professional to Animate CC, the Adobe Certified Associate certification is also changing. The Adobe Animate CC exam incorporates the updates and enhancements found in the new software. The Animate CC exam validates an individual’s skills using this premier animation tool. Successfully passing the ACA Animate CC exam proves a student has the skills necessary to create dynamic and engaging content required for a career in animation and design.


Web authoring using Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Dreamweaver software is the industry standard for creating and editing compelling HTML rich media websites and mobile apps. Using Fluid Grid Layout, designers construct complex web designs with adaptive layouts for use across multiple platforms while enjoying a whole new level of cross-platform compatibility.


Interactive media using Adobe Flash Professional

Adobe Flash Professional is a powerful authoring environment for creating animation and multimedia content. Users design immersive interactive experiences that present consistently across desktops and multiple devices, including tablets, smartphones, and televisions.