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Why should I be certified?

The certified MadCap Advanced Developer (MAD) program recognizes and validates your ability to use MadCap products. Being certified MAD for Flare™ is the best way to demonstrate your abilities and to stay up to date with MadCap Flare.

What are the requirements?

To be certified MAD for Flare, you will need to:

  • Pass the certification test
  • Submit a sample Flare project

The certification test is a 75-minute, 50-question test that you take on this site. The passing score is 70%. The sample project is a Flare project that demonstrates your ability to use Flare. The project does not have a time limit, and you can choose the subject.

Once your test has been submitted, please allow up to 24 hours to receive your email with test results from the test administrator.

What do I get when I'm certified?

When you are certified MAD for Flare, you will receive a logo that you can place on your website and resume and a certificate from MadCap Software.

Who created the certification program?

The certification program was developed by Scott DeLoach of ClickStart in partnership with MadSkills Training. Scott is a MadCap Certified Instructor for Flare and the author of MadCap Software's official Flare training guides, the MadCap Flare Developer’s Guide, CSS to the Point, HTML5 to the Point, and Word 2013 to the Point. View these and more in our Recommended Books section.


Please verify with MadCap Software as to the validity of an individual's MAD certification.