ARM Accredited Engineer Program

Stand out from the crowd, with credible evidence of your expertise in ARM technology.

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


ARM Accredited Engineer Program logo

The ARM Accredited Engineer (AAE) program is the only global accreditation program that allows you to demonstrate your expertise in ARM technology. An AAE Program accreditation represents a consistent standard in evaluating knowledge of the ARM architecture, helping hiring managers to benchmark job applicants, and engineers to stand out from the crowd in their job search.

Your path to accreditation

step 1 Choose an
step 2 Read the
step 3 Study the
learning resources
step 4 Take a
mock test
step 5 Register for
an exam

How the AAE Program can benefit you

The AAE Program for employers

Image of manager at computer - employers can use the AAE Program to helpdistinguish between job applicants


  • Ensure a consistent standard in the ARM-related skill set of your staff. The AAE program helps you ensure your staff achieve an industry-standard, high level of knowledge of ARM technology.
  • Use as a filter to help distinguish between job applicants. Many job adverts for embedded engineers will attract hundreds of engineers. Employers could select those with an ARM accreditation for further consideration.
  • Use as part of the selection process. Many hiring managers will develop and use a series of ARM-related technical questions as part of their selection process. An ARM Accredited Engineer will already have been comprehensively tested in a consistent and balanced manner, across a broad range of relevant subject areas. So hiring managers can bypass this part of their process and focus on other aspects of selection.


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