Authorized Training Center and Certified Instructor closure notice

The Adobe Authorized Training Center (AATC) Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) programs are closing, and agreements terminated effective December 31, 2023.

Frequently Asked Questions

General

The programs will close on December 31, 2023.

No. We’re no longer accepting new or renewal applications.

No. The Adobe Training Partner Finder will close on December 31, 2023.

Due to a problem with the Partner Finder, some listings have been removed. Listings can be restored manually. Please send a request to restore a listing to trainptr@adobe.com. The Adobe Training Partner Finder will close on December 31, 2023.

As of December 31, 2023, you’ll need to stop using the AATC and ACI titles, badges, and certificates.

As of December 31, 2023, you’ll need to stop using all Adobe trademarks and logos that you had access to through the AATC and/or ACI programs.

Yes. You can conduct courses without AATC and ACI titles, badges, and certificates. For guidelines about referring to Adobe and Adobe products and services in your course descriptions moving forward, please refer to our general copyright and trademark guidelines on Adobe.com: https://www.adobe.com/legal/permissions.html.

You’ll find the program agreement here: http://partnerdownload.adobe.com/p/ATPPAgr-WWE.pdf.

No. We’ll no longer provide support or additional resources after the program closes.

You can continue to reach us via email at trainingpartners@adobe.com until December 15, 2023.

For Adobe Certified Instructors (ACIs)

As of December 31, 2023, you’ll need to stop using the Adobe Certified Instructor title, badge, and certificate, and you’ll also need to remove any Adobe trademarks, logos, and branding from your website, social media pages, and other marketing materials.

Yes. You can become an Adobe Certified Professional by taking one or more exams through our partner company, Certiport. 

No. There are no training requirements to take an Adobe Certified Professional exam. We recommend that certification candidates have 150 hours of experience using Adobe Creative Cloud applications prior to taking an exam, but you can choose any method of training or practice that enables you to master the applications.

If you’re an Adobe Certified Instructor who was active as of May 10, 2023, you were sent access codes for two one-year subscriptions to Creative Cloud All Apps.

You should activate your free subscriptions as soon as you receive the codes. The subscriptions will be added to any existing subscriptions you may have. Please redeem both codes at the same time to get two continuous years of access to Creative Cloud. The codes expire six months after they were created (August 2023), and expired codes will not be replaced.

You will be listed in The Adobe Training Partner Finder until the program closes on December 31, 2023.

For Adobe Authorized Training Centers (AATCs)

As of December 31, 2023, you’ll need to stop using the Adobe Authorized Training Center title and certificate, and you’ll also need to remove any Adobe trademarks, logos, and branding from your website, social media pages, and other marketing materials.

If your Adobe Authorized Training Center was active as of May 10, 2023, your free Creative Cloud licenses will be renewed for one year after your 2023 anniversary (renewal) date.

Adobe stopped collecting fees in 2020.

No. The Adobe Training Partner Finder will be closed on December 31, 2023.

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