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What is Atlassian ACP?

ACP stands for “Atlassian Certification Program”.
An Atlassian contractor or working professional who has participated in the ACP is recognised as an Atlassian Certified Professional – or an ACP (we know, it’s confusing!). The best of the best go on to become ACEs (Atlassian Certified Experts) or, if it’s a company like ours, an Atlassian Solution Partner (our parent company, Clearvision, is a Double Platinum Atlassian Solution Partner).

An Atlassian contractor with an ACP has validated expertise and proven knowledge.

This gives them credibility and trust. But it’s not open to just anybody; only professionals with a minimum of two years of experience (sometimes three) as an admin of Atlassian products can apply.

The ACP scheme gives participants Badges and Certificates on the successful completion of modules.

As well as experienced Atlassian contractors and administrators, it’s also open to existing Atlassian Solution Partners and companies who want to improve their skills in-house. It allows businesses to cross-skill, retrain, and develop their teams.

The exams and training courses cost money to take – so it takes commitment and serious study to become certified.

We fast track Atlassian contractors who hold ACP accreditation through the vetting process, because we understand that it’s a serious undertaking. Only the best are willing to get their Badges and Certificates – and only the best of the best go on to achieve Atlassian Certified Expert status.

What Atlassian ACP exams and courses are there?

Managing Jira Projects

  • ACP-420

    Jira Administration for Cloud

  • ACP-120

    Jira Administration for Data Center and Server

  • ACP-100

    Project Administration in Jira Server

  • ACP-610 (New for 2022)

    Atlassian Certified Expert

For most applicants, Atlassian University courses are required. They give you hands-on experience with the Atlassian stack, not just theory and instructions. After getting the skills for real, study begins – followed by a certification exam.

If you have the relevant hands-on experience already, and just want to get certified – you can apply to sit the exams; but this isn’t always the best path, especially if your knowledge is very specific, and doesn’t use the full scope of the tool in question.

The general path to certification might look like this:

  1. Choose your exam
  2. Prepare: check your current knowledge against the relevant Exam Topics
  3. Take Atlassian courses that fill in your knowledge gaps
  4. When you’re ready, sign up, pay for, and sit your exam
  5. Pass – hooray!
  6. ACP status lasts for 18 months. To maintain your ACP, you can:
    1. Retake the exam
    2. Earn Badges to top up your knowledge

What are ACP exams like?

Well, they’re not easy – even if you know your stuff. They draw heavily from challenging real-world scenarios, and require hands-on experience and knowledge.

Exams are delivered in a timed online format which will be familiar to anyone who has done a driving theory test, or Google Academy examinations.

The majority of questions are multiple choice. Some have multiple answers. You aren’t penalised for giving a wrong answer – you only rack up points for what you get right. So, even if you don’t know what the answer is, you should still have a go!

Why should you hire ACP contractors?

The short answer is – because they have recognised knowledge of the platform you’ve hired them to work in. Atlassian ACP contractors are diligent, dedicated, and have up-to-date knowledge. It’s proof that they have kept going as students of their craft.

It’s a strong trust signal.

That’s why we fast track ACP certified Atlassian contractors through our vetting process at CleatHub. It validates our assessments, and is a clear indicator of candidate suitability for any given project.

So, if you’re looking for contractors with the right stuff – then we have the world’s largest network of ACP Atlassian contractors at our disposal…

Hire ACP Certified Contractors, with ClearHub

When it comes to finding Atlassian contractors, there’s no other recruiter that can do what we do. Trust the experts at ClearHub to find your ideal ACP certified Atlassian contractor.

Get started now – speak to us today.

UK contact: Aaron Rowsell

Global Contractor Manager


Call: +44 2381 157 811

US contact: David Runyon

Recruitment Consultant


Call +1 858 304 1215

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