Technical training and certification resources

Review information and details about the policies, terms, and conditions for Apple training programs.



All Apple certification exams are delivered through OnVue—a live, online proctoring solution. Schedule your exam session in advance and plan to complete the exam in one sitting in a private space. You need a current, government-issued ID to check in with the proctor and begin the exam. 

Exam and certification FAQ (PDF)

Practice exams

Practice exams are designed to provide you with an experience similar to what you can expect when you take a certification exam. You’ll have 2 hours to complete the exam. Practice exams are delivered unproctored. 

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Review the relevant exam preparation guide for detailed instructions on how to prepare.

Retake policy

If you don’t pass the exam on the first try, you can purchase another exam and retake it after 7 days.

Exam accommodations


Apple is dedicated to developing technology that everyone, including people with disabilities, can access and use. If you can’t take an Apple Certification exam, either using standard testing equipment or within the standard exam duration, the Apple Certification Program makes all reasonable efforts to accommodate you. You can find information about the accommodations request process in the frequently asked questions on the Apple training website.


The Apple Device Support and Apple Deployment and Management exams are available in English as well as these other languages: Canadian French, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese, and Spanish. If your primary language isn’t listed above, you may request a language accommodation that gives you one additional hour to complete the exam.

Digital badges and certification

Apple digital badges

An Apple digital badge represents your achievement in professional training. It’s a secure, shareable credential. Apple badges adhere to the Open Badges specification, which is managed by the IMS Global Learning Consortium for recognizing and validating learning. Eligibility to earn a badge varies by geographical area and is determined by Apple and Apple’s partners. Badges are issued and managed through Credly’s digital badging platform.


Apple digital badges are typically valid for 2 years from the date issued by Apple, but specific expiration dates vary. Check your badge on Credly for specific expiration dates.

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Identity guidelines

When you earn an Apple certification, you must adhere to the Apple Identity Guidelines, which describe how you may use Apple logos and digital badges. An Apple logo or digital badge is a seal of approval and a promise of excellence. When you’re authorized or certified in your area of business or expertise, you also represent Apple. By following these guidelines, you reap the benefits of the Apple identity and contribute to its strength. 

Apple Identity Guidelines (PDF)

Legal information

Participation in Apple training and certification programs is subject to your adherence to and acceptance of the program policies in effect at the time you participate in the relevant exam or training.

Review agreement and policies Exam development process (PDF)

Certified professionals

You can search for people who have earned an Apple certification in the the Apple Directory on Credly.

Find a certified professional

Other programs

Apple Authorized Training Center for Education

The Apple Authorized Training Center for Education program is an exclusive network of educational institutions that have demonstrated their quality to Apple.


To ensure quality, consistency, and accessibility, Apple Authorized Training Centers for Education require that an Apple Certified Trainer deliver the classes.


The program is open to institutions in Europe, the Middle East, India, and Africa.

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Apple Certified Trainer

The Apple Certified Trainer program prepares you to deliver the App Development with Swift curriculum. As an Apple Certified Trainer, you're equipped to provide training with the skill and professionalism that Apple students expect worldwide.


Apple Certified Trainer candidates are qualified based on technical proficiency and instructional skills. You're validated during a Train the Trainer (T3) where you demonstrate your ability to teach the Apple curriculum. After you become an Apple Certified Trainer , you may deliver courses at Apple Authorized Training Center for Education locations. To maintain your certification, you must uphold a high standard of preparedness, and you may need to be recertified at Apple’s discretion.


The Apple Certified Trainer program is currently open only to schools in Europe, the Middle East, India, and Africa.

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