What is the Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship?
The Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship presented by Certiport, a Pearson VUE Business, is a national competition that tests students' design skills using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Top students are invited to represent their respective states at the U.S. National Championship where they will create a design project for Certiport’s chosen nonprofit client.
ACA U.S. National Championship and COVID-19
**Amidst all the uncertainty with COVID-19, Certiport wants all invited attendees to be aware that we are still planning to proceed with the 2020 MOS and ACA U.S. National Championships. We are hopeful that the virus will be under control this summer, and that we can come together and celebrate the accomplishments of the incredible students. Any change or cancellation will be communicated immediately after a decision is made.**
How do I compete?
Only two simple steps to enter! The first step is to pass an Adobe Certified Professional exam in either Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign. The second step is entering an original design project with accompanying source files (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or InDesign) to the submission form below.
Top projects from around the country will be chosen to compete in the live Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship!
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Looking to promote the competition?
Certiport wants educators to have the materials they need to promote the Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship in their classrooms and schools. Visit our Media page to request promotional items, view videos, and download your own posters, fliers, press releases, and other materials to get your students excited about the Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship.
Are you a teacher with a student coming to the Adobe Certified Professional US National Championship? Now there’s something for you as well! Our CERTIFIED Educator Conference is the only education conference dedicated to exploring the pure potential and promise of certification in the classroom.
Want to verify all the rules for the Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship? Visit our Official Rules page for more information.
Frequently asked questions
Want to learn more about the Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
How do I submit my project?
Are you ready to submit your original project, for a chance to compete in the 2022 Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship presented by Certiport? Click below to upload your project for our judges.
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Adobe Certified Professional Championship Hall of Fame
The Adobe Certified Professional Championship doesn’t end with the awards ceremony. Winners go on to compete and succeed in higher education and the job market.
Want to read the stories of some of our top Adobe Certified Professional Champions from the past and find out where they are now? Download a copy of our e-book “Where Are They Now: Stories of Adobe Certified Associates”.