UX Certification

The NN/g UX Certification Program offers a flexible, exam-based credential which has helped thousands of professionals build skills, gain credibility, and win projects and opportunities.

Take 5 Courses, Pass 5 Exams, Become UX Certified


Professionals are UX Certified by NN/g


Organizations have sent their teams to get UX Certified


Countries, on 6 continents, have professionals UX Certified by NN/g

To access your exams or past UX Certification information:

Learn More About UX Certification

  • How it works: Attend any 5 courses at any UX Conference, pass the exam for each course, and receive your UX Certificate.
  • Timing: You can take all 5 courses and exams at a single UX Conference, or earn part of your credits now, and finish the remaining requirements at a future UX Conference.
  • Exams: Online exams are available the same day, or you can take them up to 35 days after the conference. Exam fees may be paid in advance when you register, or after the UX Conference.
  • Recognition: Upon passing all 5 UX Certification exams, you will be awarded a UX Certificate and badge describing your accomplishment, and will appear on the Nielsen Norman Group website's list of UX Certified practitioners.

3 Options for UX Certification

UX Certification

Take any 5 courses and pass 5 exams, at any UX Conference location. This accessible option for UX Certification helps professionals quickly gain skills and credibility. More than 40 different courses are eligible for UX Certification credit.

UX Certification Badge from Nielsen Norman Group

Specialty Recognition

Add Specialty Recognition to a UX Certificate by selecting courses focused on one topic, to deepen your expertise in that area. When you pass at least 5 courses in a specialty area, your achievement appears on the NN/g website, and a Specialty Recognition is added to your UX Certificate. Specialties can be earned in the following topics:

UX Master Certification

After completing a UX Certificate, you can continue your studies and earn a UX Master Certification by passing 10 additional courses for a total of 15, or more than 90 hours of intensive UX training. Learn more about UX Master Certification

UX Master Certification Badge from Nielsen Norman Group

Leading companies invest in UX Certification for their teams:

  • Accenture
  • Adidas Group
  • Adobe Systems
  • American Express
  • American Family Insurance
  • American Medical Association
  • Amway
  • Autodesk
  • Banco de Crédito del Perú
  • Bank of America
  • BBC
  • Boeing
  • Cisco
  • Cornell University
  • Dell
  • eBay
  • Eli Lilly & Company
  • Estee Lauder
  • Federal Reserve Board
  • Fedex
  • FitBit
  • Google
  • Hallmark
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Home Depot
  • Honeywell
  • IBM
  • ING
  • Marriott International
  • McGraw-Hill Education
  • Microsoft
  • NASA
  • Nestle
  • Oracle
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Qantas
  • Salesforce
  • The New York Times
  • Walmart
  • Wells Fargo
  • WinkUX
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Wonderman
  • XE.com
  • Zappos

Benefits of UX Certification

Around the world, NN/g UX certification helps digital professionals demonstrate expertise to colleagues and clients. Learn more about the benefits of UX Certification

"With the support and resources by the UXC program, we are making a positive and lasting difference in the way our organization approaches design."

Sandy Carter, UX Certified
UX Manager
Harris Organization

"I chose the NN/g UXMC program instead of a traditional master's degree."

Jamie Wolf, UX Certified
Sr. User Experience Designer

"My suggestions and research carry more weight with my colleagues."

Mike Brodeur, UX Master Certified
Sr. Web Software Developer
Rogers Corporation

"Having the UX Certification adds credibility to my decisions within this industry."

Corey Nunez, UX Certified
UX Designer
Barrick Gold Corporation