ARM Accredited MCU Engineer (AAME) Accreditation

The ARM Accredited MCU Engineer (AAME) is a standard level accreditation focused on software aspects of the ARMv6-M and ARMv7-M (Cortex-M) Architecture profiles. This accreditation is aimed at general embedded MCU software engineers with a broad knowledge of ARM technology and is biased towards microcontrollers and Cortex-M processors.

ARM Accredited MCU Engineer Accreditation: key subject areas

Image of pie chart - the syllabus covers a number of subject areas including ARM architecture and software development on ARM


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The syllabus covers the following subject areas:

  • ARM architecture (35%)
  • Software development (30%)
  • Debug (13%)
  • Software optimization (10%)
  • Implementation (7%)
  • System Startup (5%)


The exam was developed at ARM Ltd in the UK by a team of world-leading ARM Subject Matter Experts and consists of 70 multiple-choice, English-language questions. You will have 90 minutes (under exam conditions) to complete all 70 questions.

The test is delivered by Prometric Inc. as a supervised, computer-based-test on dedicated test platforms throughout their network of 10,000 Authorized Prometric Testing Centers (APTCs) around the world. You should allow for at least two hours in the test center when taking the exam.

For more information about the examination process, please check the FAQs page. To find a participating test centre near you, visit the Prometric website.

Register for an exam

  • Visit the Prometric website
  • Select the relevant exam, and location
  • Place your booking

Get your results

When you complete an exam, your results will appear instantly on-screen. Grades are either pass or fail - no letter or percentage grades are issued. You can also request a paper certificate.



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