Acquia Certification

Validate and promote your Drupal and Acquia product skills. Stand out from the crowd. Acquia certification exams are administered with online proctors on Acquia Academy, with our testing partner, ProctorU.

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Jump-start your preparation and get on track to pass the exam of your choice. You’ll find insight into the nature of each exam, and some useful exam-taking tips.

Certification Stats

  • 14 Exams

     

    Certification Program

    Preparing our customers and partners to work competently and confidently with Drupal and Acquia products is the mission of our certification program. Whether you’re a developer, a Drupal agency, or an Acquia customer, our certifications are the trusted benchmark for validating and promoting your expertise, or finding skilled candidates to fill vacancies.

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  • 8,895 Achieved

     

    Certification Registry

    Acquia Certification is the premier professional certification program for Drupal and the Acquia Platform. Whether you are a digital agency, an Acquia customer, or an individual Drupalist, the Acquia Certification Program ensures you and your team meet the standard of skill and best practice to establish your expertise in a competitive marketplace.

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  • 645 Triple Certified Drupal Experts

     

    Drupal Experts

    An Acquia Triple Certified Drupal Expert (formerly known as a Drupal Grand Master) is a Drupalist who has demonstrated advanced Drupal expertise by successfully achieving certification in the Acquia Certified Developer, Acquia Certified Back End Specialist and Acquia Certified Front End Specialist exams. Our Triple Certified credential are awarded for all versions of Drupal.

     

     

Acquia Certification Registry

Acquia Certification is the premier professional certification program for Drupal and the Acquia Platform. Search for qualified candidates!

Frequently Asked Questions
I'm currently taking an exam and having trouble - what do I do?
If you’re currently taking an exam online and you’re running into trouble during setup, launch, or during your exam, you can contact ProctorU Support, who can help you get your test back up and running. Visit the ProctorU support page and submit a request. You can also access chat support from this page. https://support.proctoru.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=672607 Find help in the ProctorU support portal. This portal provides easy access to self-help links, videos, FAQs, and articles created especially for test candidates. https://support.proctoru.com/hc/en-us. Call the ProctorU support line at 1-855-772-8678.
How are the Acquia Certification exams conducted?
Acquia Certification exams are conducted on Acquia Academy, by our testing partner ProctorU, via their online proctoring system. For online proctored exams, you’ll need a compatible Windows or Mac computer with a webcam and to install a browser extension in Chrome or Firefox, and a Logmein applet. See our page on online proctored exams for more information: https://docs.acquia.com/certification/online-proctored-exam/.
How do I register for an exam?
If you don’t have one already, create an account on the appropriate Acquia Academy branch. Then, find the exam you want to take in our Certification Exam catalog. Follow the instructions here to complete the registration process: https://docs.acquia.com/certification/exam-registration/
How do I get a certificate and a badge?
If you pass the exam, your passing score will appear on the screen and you will be able to download your certificate directly from Acquia Academy. Once your profile has been created on our Certification Registry, you will be able to download your badge and extra copies of your certificate if you wish. You can also customize your account with a profile picture, your Github, Drupl.org, and Twitter IDs, and any portfolio sites you want to highlight on your profile. Visit https://docs.acquia.com/certification/acquia-certification-registry/#certification-registry for instructions on certificate and badge downloads. If you encounter a problem with your badge or certificate, please contact us at [email protected]
Important notes for online proctored exam test takers:
Leave adequate time before your exam to set up your computer and workspace. Review the requirements and Instructions several days before your scheduled exam to make sure you have the correct hardware and software. You will need to schedule your exam at least 24 hours prior to the start of the exam. You will need an internal or external webcam. You may not use two monitors. Find a quiet place to take the exam alone, as you will be monitored and noise / busy surroundings may cause the exam to shut down. Do not use headphones for the duration of the exam. Help or tutoring during an exam is strictly prohibited.
How can I study for the exams?
Study guides: Acquia publishes comprehensive study guides for our certification exams. These guides provide learning resources, roadmaps, and tips for success. Visit https://docs.acquia.com/certification/study-guides/ to learn more. Public & Private Training: Acquia and select Acquia Partners offer instructor-led training to help you prepare for certification. View a catalog of our private training options and all upcoming public training options at training.acquia.com
What is the retake policy?
If you don’t pass an exam, you may retake it. You need to register again for retake attempts, and either pay full price or use a coupon or voucher. If you don’t pass, you need to wait for at least two weeks for taking the exam again. A candidate may try any exam for a maximum of three times. A fourth attempt requires a waiver from the Acquia Certification Program office. If you don’t pass an exam, you’ll get an email with your score.
What is the cancellation or rescheduling policy?
You may cancel or reschedule an online exam up to 24 hours before the scheduled time for a full refund. If you cancel inside the 24-hour window you will not receive a refund.
What happens if I miss my scheduled exam?
We have a strict no-show policy. If you miss your scheduled time for an exam, you forfeit that test attempt. We do not provide a refund for no-shows. You will need to register again and either pay or use a new voucher to take the exam.
What is the Acquia Certification Registry?
The registry lists the names of all who have earned Acquia Certification credentials. You can find the Acquia Certification Registry here: https://certification.acquia.com.
Why is my name missing from the certification registry?
It takes up to 24 hours for a successful candidate's name to appear on the certification registry. If you cannot find your name after 48 hours from a successful attempt, please send an update request by filling out the form at: https://certification.acquia.com/update-request or email us at [email protected]
Can I buy bulk vouchers for my organization or team?
Acquia customers and Partners can buy bulk vouchers from Acquia for any exam. To do so, please contact [email protected] or your Account Manager or Partner Manager.
What should I do if some information from my registry record is missing or needs to be updated?
If your registry record needs to be updated, please send an update request by filling out the form at: https://certification.acquia.com/update-request.
After I pass an exam does my certification expire?
Acquia Certifications do not expire, however, Drupal and Acquia products evolve, and in some cases, there are major differences between versions, so keeping your certification current is important.
Can I achieve the Acquia Triple Certified Drupal Expert credential by mixing D7, D8, and D9 certifications?
No. The Acquia Triple Certified Drupal Expert credential is specific to a major Drupal version. For example, to earn the Drupal 9 credential, you need to pass the Drupal 9 Developer, Front End Specialist, and Back End Specialist exams. Since there are major differences between some version of Drupal, the credentials are limited. However, we plan to offer Level Up exams in the future for those who are partially certified in one version of Drupal when a new major version is released. This will only apply to Drupal 8 and later.
How do I get more information or get in touch with the Acquia Certification team?
If you have any questions or inquiries, contact the Acquia Certification team, email us at [email protected]