Magnolia Associate Developer certification

This first-level certification shows that you have a solid understanding of Magnolia, can use your existing Java skills, and are ready to work on large Magnolia projects alongside experienced developers.


Targets of the certificate

This certificate is aimed at developers who ideally have:

  • Attended the Full-Stack Magnolia Developer training
  • Worked on Magnolia projects
  • Been employed by partners

We highly recommend attending an instructor-led Full-Stack Magnolia Developer training first for better passing results.

Knowledge requirements

  • Solid understanding of Magnolia, ideally with project experience
  • Back-end knowledge
  • Java/Object-oriented programming
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS

Technical requirements

To take the exam, you will only need:

  • internet access,
  • a browser
  • and an exam token.

Exam grading

The exam consists of 60 random questions with a passing rate of 80% of the total number of questions. The set of questions are randomly chosen from a content pool in different categories:

  • General knowledge
  • Project setup
  • Apps, Admin central, UX
  • Templating
  • Site development
  • Miscellaneous


Exam delivery

The exam is online and unsupervised.  A token is used to access the exam, and each token is assigned to a registered developer. Since the exam is unsupervised, we trust that you’ll go through the exam yourself and independently. You are given 60 minutes to finish the exam.

Exam results:

You will get your results right away after completing the exam. If you pass and agree to be included in the Magnolia online certification listing, you will receive a separate email from a Magnolia representative with a copy of your certificate in PDF and a unique URL to your online record.

Cost of the exam

An exam token is included in the training package when attending the instructor-led Full-Stack Magnolia Developer training. 

Alternatively, if you intend to purchase it separately without attending a training session, the token costs CHF 270 (incl. VAT) and can be bought directly from our online shop. The price may vary due to currency fluctuations.

The certificate is valid for only 2 years. Once your certificate expires, you are invited to attend a refresher course and take the exam in the latest version of Magnolia.


Certificate and badging system

Being a Certified Magnolia Associate Developer recognizes what you as a developer can achieve in the Magnolia Certification Program. It comes with a certificate and a badge that can be included in your CVs and social media accounts. It is also a professional asset that the developer keeps regardless of employment. Additionally, if you agree to the terms, you will be added to Magnolia’s online certification listing with a personal URL to the online badge.

For partners, it serves as a differentiator from other Magnolia partners and competitors, proving the ability to deliver top-quality projects, and guaranteeing quality projects with Magnolia. Finally, having Certified Magnolia Associate developers is highly appreciated by prospects and customers.