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Certiport Announces 2016 Adobe Certified Associate U.S. National and World Championships

Salt Lake City, UTAH – January 20, 2016

Certiport (www.certiport.com), a Pearson VUE business, the leading test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, today announced the 2016 Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) U.S. National Championship and the 2016 Adobe Certified Associate World Championship. Certiport expects more than 60,000 entrants worldwide, with more than 20 countries represented at the final round of competition held in Orlando, Florida August 7-10, 2016.

The 2016 ACA U.S. National Championship is an online competition open to students currently enrolled in an approved, accredited academic institution, between age 13 to 22 and with an ACA certification in Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign. To compete, students must submit a design project to www.acachampionship.com/us/ by June 15, 2016. The top three projects will be selected to represent the U.S. at the ACA World Championship.

The ACA World Championship is designed to showcase digital communications skills and promote industry certification. Regional competition rules vary.

"The ACA World Championship is entering its fourth year and growing rapidly as more students around the world get excited about proving their design skills," said Aaron Osmond, General Manager, Certiport. "We look forward to judging the U.S. submissions and can’t wait to see what the student designers create in-person at the World Championships. Their work is truly inspiring and shows that they have real world design skills that will carry them into the workforce."

At the ACA World Championship, regional finalists will receive instructions, project requirements and assets to complete a design challenge for a non-profit organization. A first ($5,000), second ($2,500) and third ($1,000) place World Champion will be chosen based on a panel of judges reviewing the final design projects. Visit www.ACAChampionship.com for more information.

About Certiport

Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 14,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office Specialist certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Microsoft Certified Educator program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the Autodesk Certified User certification program, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program, and the IC3 Digital Literacy certification. Certiport reliably delivers over three million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce, and corporate technology markets in more than 148 countries and 26 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit www.certiport.com or follow Certiport on Twitter at www.twitter.com/certiport.

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