Magnolia Certification Program

A valuable way to showcase your newly acquired developer skills and highlight your experience working with Magnolia 5.5+

In each certification level, you will acquire a new badge. The more certifications you pass, the more badges you collect, making your way to become a Magnolia Professional Developer.


Magnolia Certifications


Front-End Developer Certification

The first level in the front-end certification path, this certificate confirms that you are proficient in Light Development and are able to develop fully working light modules. With this certificate, you should be able to work on small to medium-sized Magnolia projects.

Prerequisite: attendance of the Front-End Developer training / experience working on light modules

Delivery mode: online and unsupervised

Fee: CHF 270- (inclusive 8% VAT)

Coverage: general knowledge, project setup, templating, site development, content apps

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Associate Developer Certification

This is the first level in the certification path, and shows that you have a solid understanding of Magnolia, including the ability to apply your existing Java skills. If you've passed this exam, you are equipped to work in large Magnolia projects alongside experienced developers.

Prerequisite: attendance of the developer training / experience working on Magnolia projects

Delivery mode: online and unsupervised

Fee: CHF 270- (inclusive 8% VAT)

Coverage: general knowledge, project setup, apps, AdminCentral UX, templating, site development

Purchase a token now to get access


Professional Certification (coming soon)

This is the highest level certificate and is awarded after a one-day project-based skills assessment (project presentation + oral examination) conducted by a qualified Magnolia Expert. This proves that you have in-depth knowledge and are an expert in working with Magnolia, including the underlying technologies and development methodologies.

Prerequisite: Associate Developer Certificate, proof of projects and project involvement

Targets: partners and individuals with significant roles in a development team

Delivery Mode: one-to-one in person

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Attend training

Learn how to work with Magnolia 5.5+ from the experts.

Bonus: The certification exam comes with the training package.

Check the schedule and register today


Purchase a token

Do you have enough Magnolia 5.5+ knowledge and back-end experience?

Take the Associate Developer Certification exam directly.

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Contact us

Not sure what's next or how to prepare for the program?

Our team is more than happy to give you advice.

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Certified Magnolia Developers

To verify a developer's badge collection, type his/her name into the search field below. Try searching for Magnolia Developer as a sample.

Note: Certified developers who opted out of having their names searchable won't be included in the online listing.

To ask for a copy of a developer's certificate, please contact us directly. We only hand out the copy of certificate to the project manager.

Certification FAQs

Being a Certified Magnolia Developer allows you to showcase your newly acquired skills to colleagues or future employers. Remember, you get to keep the certificate. This means that wherever you may be employed, you'll always be a Certified Magnolia Developer.

Every time you pass a certification exam, you receive a certificate for safekeeping, a personal URL to Magnolia's online listing (if you agree to the terms) and a badge.

To be rewarded with the Certified Associate Developer title and to be able to achieve the highest recognition of Certified Magnolia Professional, you must pass all exams under the program.

Attending instructor-led training is the best way to learn Magnolia. You will be taught by our trainers who are guaranteed Magnolia Experts. You'll also experience hands-on exercises with direct supervision.

It is the perfect opportunity to ask your open Magnolia-related questions directly to the experts. We promote an interactive atmosphere in our training sessions.

Not necessarily.

As an individual developer, you are not obliged to attend training and be certified. However, we still highly recommend attending instructor-led training for better guidance and understanding of Magnolia 5.5+.

For partners, it is mandatory that your developers meet prerequisite requirements such as having attended training and successfully passed the related certification exam.

The Generalization path that the program is offering leads to one ultimate recognition, to be a Certified Magnolia Professional.

Attending the Developer Training and passing the Associate Developer Certification Exam will earn you the Associate Developer title. This is one step away from achieving the highest recognition, a Certified Magnolia Professional.

The Specialization path on the other hand can lead you to become a master of a specialized area.

If you for example choose to specialize in front-end, we recommend that you pass all the front-end-related certification exams and attend front-end training sessions. You will receive a badge for each exam you pass. There is however no recognition once you have completed all the training and certifications in a single specialization path. Your badge collection will be the basis of your proficiency.

No need to worry. We're pleased to give you advice or provide assistance regarding the Magnolia Certification Program.

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All of the prices are in Swiss Francs.

1. Associate Developer Certification: CHF 270- (inclusive 8% VAT)

2. Front-End Developer Certification: CHF 270- (inclusive 8% VAT)

3. Professional Developer Certification: By quote. Contact us for a quotation.

There are three ways to get access or register for the exams.

1. By attending training. Access to the exam is included in the training package. Please allow your trainer up to a week after the training to distribute your exam access.

2. By purchasing a token online. We strongly recommend developers to ensure sufficient knowledge and experience in Magnolia before buying a token. You will receive your token and login credentials within three business days after purchase.

3. By contacting us directly here. Please don't forget to indicate the exam you are interested in.

Magnolia offers free online resources for self-paced learning such as the Magnolia Documentation and Magnolia Community Forums.

We however still highly recommend that developers attend instructor-led training for better results.

In general, for developer training sessions, you must have Java programming experience. For front-end developer training sessions, front-end orientation with good HTML and CSS skills are must-haves.

Learn more about the various training sessions we offer at Magnolia Education and Training.

If you have played a significant role in a development team and have extensive experience in working on Magnolia projects, you should be ready for the assessment.

Please note that during the assessment, you must have the projects ready with you, in addition to proof of project involvement.

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