Certification and Professional Credits
- Certification Exams
- How to Prepare
- Online Preparation Classes
- Preparation Classes at AU
- AIA Credits for Classes
Each year more than 150,000 design professionals like you enhance their credibility by proving their level of expertise with Autodesk Certification. In a competitive job market, it’s more important than ever to have up-to-date skills to stay ahead. Autodesk Certifications are industry-recognized credentials that are valuable as a differentiator and can lead to advanced career opportunities.
Certification Highlights at AU 2012
- Free Autodesk Certification exams for attendees (limited to 2 attempts per person)
- Exams available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, German, Russian, and Polish
- Certification exam lab on-site
- Certification preparation study area with participating Autodesk expert authors and instructors
- Virtual preparation classes offered before the conference
- Live preparation class during the conference
New Exam Program for AU Attendees
This year, we are excited to introduce a new exam program for AU attendees. The 2013 Certified Professional exams are enhanced with additional questions that more accurately assess how well you know the tools, features, and common tasks that are used in practical application of the software. These exams are primarily performance-based, where the majority of the questions require you to use the software to create or modify a data file. Other types of questions include multiple choice, matching, and point-and-click (hotspot).
As an AU attendee, you can advance your career by taking the 2013 Professional Exam free of charge.
Note: The Certified Associate exam will not be available at AU for the 2013 versions of Autodesk® products. To obtain Certified Professional status or to recertify your 2012 Associate status and/or 2012 Professional status, you only need to pass the 2013 Certified Professional exam.
Exams Offered at AU
Professional Certification exams are offered on a first-come, first-served basis for the following products:
- AutoCAD® 2013
- AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2013
- Autodesk® Inventor® 2013
- Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2013
- Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2013
- Autodesk® Maya® 2013
We are also offering the new Autodesk Certified User exams for AutoCAD, Inventor, and Revit.
Certification Lab Hours
Location: North Convention Center, Lower Level, South Pacific D
Certification exams and prep labs are offered on a first-come, first-served basis at AU. No preregistration is required or available.
|Monday, November 26||2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.*|
|Tuesday, November 27||8:00 a.m.– 8:00 p.m.*|
|Wednesday, November 28||8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.*|
|Thursday, November 29||8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.*|
*Last admission is 2 hours prior to closing time to ensure that candidates have sufficient time to finish their exams.
Want to Increase Your Chance of Success?
Start preparing for the Certification exams before the conference to ensure you will achieve Certification at AU. Most people who passed an exam last year attributed it in part to taking advantage of preparation resources.
Download the Exam Preparation Road Map and Study
These roadmaps include information such as certification requirements, exam topics and objectives, and recommended preparation methods for the Professional exams.
Watch Online Certification Preparation Classes
These online technical and certification preparation classes are especially helpful if you plan to take a free certification exam at AU 2012 in Las Vegas.
Purchase an Autodesk Official Training Guide
Autodesk is proud to partner with ASCENT and Wiley Publishing to offer a robust road map of Autodesk Official Training Guides. A wide variety of titles covering beginner, intermediate, and advanced topics across the Autodesk product portfolio can be used to prepare for Autodesk Certification exams.
Sign Up for On-Site Certification Classes at AU
Learn from the best. Certification preparation classes will be offered on-site at the conference.
Attend a Training Class at an ATC
Autodesk’s network of Authorized Training Centers (ATC®) delivers hands-on training classes that emphasize real-world application of the software. Their expert instructors have taken the Professional exams and can provide invaluable support in preparing for the exams.
Learn from the best. These online technical and certification preparation classes are especially helpful if you plan to take a free certification exam at AU 2012 in Las Vegas.
Learn from the best. The certification preparation sessions below will be offered on-site at the conference.
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Many of the AEC classes offered at AU are qualified through the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for continuing education credits (CEUs), and some also qualify for Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) credits.
All of the lectures, panels, and seminars listed under the tracks below have been approved for AIA credits:
- Architecture & Building Design
- Fabrication for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
- Facilities Management
- MEP Engineering and Design
- Structural Engineering and Design
Attendees at these classes earn 1.5 credits, and there is no limit on how many credits an attendee can receive at AU.
Those who attend classes that qualify for AIA continuing education credits will be sent a certificate of completion upon request after the AU 2012 conference concludes.
Attendees can send these certificates to other professional associations to see if those organizations will honor the continuing education credits.
How to Receive AIA Credits
- You must enter your AIA member number on the registration form when you register for AU.
- When you attend a class, you must make sure your AU Registration Badge is swiped by 1 of the Autodesk staff when you enter the classroom. By doing so, you will automatically be recorded as having attended the class.
When the AU 2012 conference ends, the AU Team will submit attendance information to the AIA. The AIA will verify the information and send credits directly to you. This process can take up to 1 month.
If you still haven't received your credits 1 month after the conference, contact AU Customer Service at:
|Phone:||888-371-1722 (toll-free in the United States and Canada) or +1 415-446-7717|
|Hours:||8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Pacific time|