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ACE Certification Program
ACE is an accreditation program that examines and rewards knowledge in manufacturing, personalization and advanced technologies. In-person training classes are available. Exams measure your knowledge. Learn more about the ACE program levels and topics covered.
ACE Accreditation Levels
Currently ICMA offers three designations, ACE-M, ACE-P and ACE-A. Each designation is developed as a stand-alone certification and does not build upon, nor require, the other designation as a precedent certification. Consequently, the card professional can build upon their ACE-M certification with the ACE-P certification as well as the ACE-A certification or alternatively, for those that specialize in personalization and fulfillment segments of the industry, can seek ACE-P certification separately.
The ACE-M designation evaluates the skills and knowledge of card manufacturing professionals and is comprised of eight key sections: PVC/Plastics, Inks, Adhesives, Printing, Collation, Lamination, Die-cutting and Standards/Testing.
The ACE-P designation evaluates the skills and knowledge of card personalization and fulfillment professionals in eight major categories: Printing and Barcodes, Magnetic Stripe Encoding, Embossing, Laser Engraving, Smart Card Encoding, Financial Transaction Card Data, Fulfillment, Standards/Testing.
The ACE-A designation evaluates the skills and knowledge of advanced card technologies in advanced materials and card construction, card technologies, security technologies, and environmental initiatives.
Private Group Training/Exams
Companies may also elect to host a private training and exam at your location with a minimum of 10 participants. Contact ICMA for details.