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ADP Professional Certification Program

ADP Professional Certification Program

ADP Certified Specialist: We know you're a pro--show the world you are, too!

As an HCM professional, you’ve got specialized skills and knowledge that you’ve worked hard to gain. Add to your credentials with a certification to prove it! ADP Professional Certification from the industry leader validates your expertise and proficiency in ADP Workforce Now.
Become an ADP Certified Specialist in Payroll, Time & Attendance, or Human Resources. Better yet, become an ADP Certified Specialist in all three areas of expertise with the full suite of ADP Professional Certification exams, including optional refresher courses to help you prepare.


ADP Workforce Now Certified Human Resources Specialist Exam

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ADP Workforce Now Certified Time & Attendance Specialist Exam

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ADP Workforce Now Certified Payroll Specialist Exam

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Testing Dates

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Spring Testing February 1 April 1-May 31
Fall Testing August 1 September 1-October 31

Register for an Exam

ADP recommends that you have at least six months of experience using ADP Workforce Now before signing up for an exam. Each exam has a fee of $200 and consists of approximately 50 to 75 multiple-choice questions.

Ready to register for an exam? Sign in or create an account now.

Register for a Refresher Course

Optional refresher courses are available to help you prepare for the exam. Each course costs $95 for a 60- to 90-minute review session of topics covered on the exam, including sample questions similar to those on the exam.

Click a Register for a Refresher Course button above to register.

Digital Badge

ADP has partnered with Acclaim to provide earners of the ADP Professional Certification with a digital badge. Not only can you use this badge to broadcast your accomplishment in social media, but you can also access job market information to see where your skills can take you.

Upon earning your certification, you will receive an email notification from Acclaim notifying you that ADP has issued your badge. Learn more about the digital badge.

Any Questions?

Check out our FAQs and be sure to click the Candidate Handbook buttons above for detailed information about each exam. An ADP learning specialist will answer any additional questions during your optional refresher course. Feel free to email us at, too. We’re here to help.

Last updated 2018-11-14