AutoCAD Certification Training Course

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Get Autodesk AutoCAD Certified

AutoCAD is one of the most in-demand software programs in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries. This 100% online certification course is designed to provide you with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the Autodesk AutoCAD software. Obtain the skills you need to develop high-quality construction documents and state-of-the-art professional workflows using hands-on, real-world optional projects, beginning with the basics, and progressing to the creation of professional-level documents.

The curriculum is designed to prepare you to take the Autodesk AutoCAD User certification exam—a voucher for the exam is included with your enrollment.

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Job Outlook for Autodesk AutoCAD Certified Professionals

  • According to Zippia, AutoCAD designer salaries have increased by 11% in the last five years. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that overall employment in architecture and engineering occupations (that require AutoCAD proficiency) is projected to continue to grow through 2031. This increase is expected to result in about 91,300 new jobs by the same year.
  • In addition to new jobs from growth, opportunities arise from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently (retire, etc.). About 200,900 job openings each year, on average, are projected to come from growth and replacement needs.
  • Drafters are also projected to see strong job openings, with about 18,900 openings for drafters projected each year, on average, through 2031.

Adobe Certified Professional FAQs

There are many jobs that use AutoCAD, with varying salaries. Job positions requiring AutoCAD software include project managers, mechanical engineers, and CAD drafters. The average project manager salary is $97,180, the average mechanical engineer salary is $90,160, and the average CAD drafter salary is $57,960.

Other job positions that require AutoCAD proficiency and offer competitive salaries based on data from Payscale include:

  • Electrical engineer (average salary of $100,830)
  • Industrial designer (average salary of $88,950)
  • Civil engineer (average salary $88,750)
  • Architect (average salary of $82,320)
  • Urban planner (average salary of $75,950)

While certification is not necessarily a requirement for many jobs that rely on drafting skills, Autodesk AutoCAD certifications will help you stand out when compared with other job candidates. These certifications prove to employers that you have the skills needed to efficiently and professionally use the AutoCAD software and will open doors to new job opportunities.

Our AutoCAD Certification Training course is 100% online and entirely self-paced. You will be able to complete the course and prepare for certification in six months or less. If you are looking to earn your AutoCAD certification, the AutoCAD Certified User (ACU) exam is great for designers who can display basic proficiency in use of the software, while individuals who possess advanced skills and can solve complex design or workflow challenges may opt for the AutoCAD for Design and Drafting (ACP) exam. The content taught in this course will prepare you for both exams, and you will receive a voucher included with the cost of your enrollment for the ACU exam.

Course Objectives

  • Learn to create drafting symbols, kitchen and bath fixtures, and a floor plan and integrate all information into one deliverable sheet file
  • Apply intermediate-level skills, including layer management, user coordinate system development, creating sheet layout environments, and plotting
  • Create title block and title block/drawing label components for a professional office to facilitate the development of deliverable sheet files
  • Organize deliverable sheet sets to conform to the National CAD Standards
  • Understand how to integrate referenced files to create details for construction documents
  • Gain an understanding of AutoCAD at a professional level
  • Learn to create a set of construction documents that demonstrate hands-on knowledge to future employers

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Prerequisites and Requirements

There are no prerequisites to take this course.


This course is designed to be self-paced and does not involve any live classes. Instead, students will have access to various self-learning resources, including video materials, practice projects, e-books, and other materials available within the course modules. Although there is no direct interaction with an instructor, students can seek help from an industry expert by submitting questions via email.

Registration and Enrollment

This course is 100% online. Start anytime.

Who should enroll?

There are no prerequisites to enroll.

This course is 100% online. Start anytime.

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