Aspen User Certification Program

Earn a technical certification that proves you can use Aspen Products to solve your business problems. Competition for talent is fierce in today's marketplace. Get ahead, prove your expertise to your employers and peers, and get the recognition and opportunities you've earned.

Begin your certification by choosing from the core products below.

Certification Options


Aspen HYSYS®

The leading process simulation software for the Energy industry.


Aspen Plus®

The leading process simulation software for the Chemical industry.


Aspen Capital Cost Estimator

The market-leading cost estimation software.


Aspen PIMS

The industry-leading refinery and olefins planning software.


Aspen DMC3

The industry-leading Advanced Process Control software.


Please note: “Aspen Certified User” is the new name for the certification previously known as “Aspen Associate User.”

Aspen Certified User (ACU)
This certification confirms students have developed the entry-level skills needed to effectively use AspenTech software. Aspen Certified User (ACU) certification is a great way for students to validate their software skills. Select the product certification options above to view the required courses needed to fulfill certification requirements. You may take the exam on the last day of the class, and it will take approximately 2 hours to complete.

ACU certification is not a required prerequisite for the ACEU certification, however, the skills and knowledge gained by ACU certification are essential.

Aspen Certified Expert User (ACEU)
Aspen Certified Expert User (ACEU) is currently under development. This is an advanced, professional-level credential for AspenTech software users who possess an extended amount of real-world experience using the software. This certification confirms a professional's knowledge of the tools, features, and common tasks associated with the product. The required courses along with extensive hands-on experience using the software are recommended before taking the ACEU Exam.