ARM Accredited MCU Engineer (AAME) Accreditation

Announcement about the AAE Program

As of March 31, 2016 the ARM Accredited Engineer and ARM Accredited Microcontroller Engineer qualification exams will no longer be available. If you have registered to take the exams, you must do so before this date. For further information, please refer to the FAQ list below.


Why is the program ending?
With the increasing reach of the ARM University Relations program into the education of the engineers of the future, the Partner Enablement Group took the decision to direct its resources into other areas aimed at providing knowledge- based services to professional engineers.

Can I still get a certificate (or duplicate) certificate?
For candidates who have passed an ARM Accredited Engineer exam we will issue certificates until June 30, 2016. Email certification@arm.com if you need a certificate.

Is my accreditation still valid?
Although the ARM Accredited Engineer exams will be retired, those candidates who have passed an ARM Accredited Engineer exam can still include this on their qualification history as there is no expiry date for the accreditation. The logo may still be used on personal business cards and on social media profiles e.g. LinkedIn. We have no plans to withdraw this.

Will you release any ARM Accredited Engineer exams in the future?
From March 31, 2016 the ARM Accredited Engineer Program will close, and we do not anticipate releasing more exams in the future.

If you have any further queries, please contact certification@arm.com

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


Download the syllabus now (519KB)

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.

Take a mock test

If you think you are ready to test yourself with some sample questions from the AAE certification exam, click on the mock test links below. Answers are also provided in a separate document for each test. Please note that there are only ten questions in each mock test. A real test would consist of 70 questions.

Mock Test 1 (383KB)
Mock Test 1 - Answers (618KB)

Mock Test 2 (451KB)
Mock Test 2 - Answers (529KB)

Mock Test 3 (423KB)
Mock Test 3 - Answers (494KB)

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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