Get what you want - with Autodesk Certification

The Autodesk Certification program was developed to objectively validate the skills and knowledge of anyone—student or professional—who uses Autodesk® software. Autodesk Certification can enhance the competitive edge and reputation of organizations that adopt its use, while providing an industry-accepted credential that students and professionals can use to achieve academic success and advance their careers.

Competition for talent is fierce in today’s marketplace. Universities want to enroll the smartest, most committed students and equip them for professional success after they graduate. Employers want to attract and retain well-qualified, ambitious professionals who not only work hard, but also help them win new projects and gain industry recognition. Students and professionals just want to get ahead—and stay there.

Stand Out with an Autodesk Certification

Autodesk certifications are industry-recognized credentials that can help you succeed in your design career—providing benefits to both you and your employer. The certifications provide reliable validation of skills and knowledge, and they can lead to accelerated professional development improved productivity, and enhanced credibility.

  • + Gain an industry-recognized credential that helps prove your skill level
  • + Access and use the Autodesk Certified logo
  • + Display your Autodesk Certified certificate
  • + List your name in the Autodesk Certified Professionals database

What do I need to know?

In order to qualify to take this exam, the user must have taken the requisite corresponding Autodesk software course or equivalent, plus 400 hours of hands-on application hours of professional experience working within the software application. Exams can be taken up to three times within a 12-month period.

Frequently Asked Questions about getting certified

What is the Autodesk Certification Program?

The Autodesk Certification program enables experienced users to receive special recognition for their knowledge of Autodesk software applications.

Who should attempt certification?

The certification credentials are for anyone seeking to validate their knowledge of Autodesk software. The design and visualization industries are competitive environments, where only the best stand out. Anyone who uses Autodesk software for professional reasons can benefit from the program by emphasizing their skills and knowledge with an official certification from Autodesk. An individual who has achieved Autodesk Certification has validated their knowledge and skills of the performance tasks specified for the specific examination.

What Autodesk products are Certification exams available for?

Autodesk offers certification exams for AutoCAD, Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk Revit MEP, Autodesk Revit Structure.

Where is Autodesk Certification available?

Autodesk is available around the world. To find an Autodesk Certification Center near you go to and search for a center.

What is the required passing score on Autodesk certification exams?

The passing score varies by exam. Please refer to information about a specific exam to determine the passing score. These can be found at

What happens if I do not pass?

If you do not pass, you will receive a diagnostic score report that indicates areas for improvement. You may then retake the examination as needed. There is no waiting period and you may take the exams as many times as you wish. You will have to pay for each attempt – re-takes are not free.

Once granted, does certification last forever?

Certification validates your knowledge and skills using a specific release (year) of an Autodesk application. Although certification for a particular version of an application never expires, certification is not considered current unless you have passed the latest exam.

How do I update my certification from one release to the next?

Re-certification requirements are available in either the Exam Guide of Exam Preparation Roadmaps for the certification you wish to earn. Be sure to download these important documents from for full re-certification requirements.

How much does it cost to take the examination and how do I pay?

Exam costs vary by region. To find out the cost in your country go to, and search for a certification center near you. They will quote you a price.

How do I prepare for the certification examination?

For information on how to prepare for certification, download either the Exam Guide of Exam Preparation Roadmaps for the certification you wish to earn. Be sure to download these important documents from for a full list of recommend preparation materials.

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