ARM Accredited Engineer (AAE) Accreditation

The ARM Accredited Engineer is a standard level accreditation that focuses on software-related aspects of the ARMv7 Architecture, with a specific focus on Cortex-A and Cortex-R profiles, plus common subjects like software tools. The AAE accreditation is aimed at embedded software and systems developers who have a broad knowledge of ARM technology and biased toward applications processors and real-time processors.

ARM Accredited 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 (30%)
  • Software development (30%)
  • Software optimization (15%)
  • System (10%)
  • Software debug (8%)
  • Implementation (7%)


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 center 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 (516KB)
Mock Test 1 - Answers (602KB)

Mock Test 2 (356KB)
Mock Test 2 - Answers (466KB)

Mock Test 3 (533KB)
Mock Test 3 - Answers (473KB)

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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