Game Developer

Showcase your job-ready Unity skills by earning an industry-recognized credential and start on a path to a career within the real-time 3D gaming ecosystem. 

For aspiring game developers

This certification is designed for future game developers who want to showcase their mastery of core Unity skills and concepts to obtain their first professional Unity role. Successful exam takers have a background in computer science or are self-taught Unity hobbyists who have a solid grasp of the skills required to become a Unity game developer.


  • Can build complex games using C# in Unity
  • Have previously built a game for publication
  • Possess a solid understanding of end-to-end game production
  • Confident iterating with prototypes, debugging, and solving programming challenges
What’s on the exam?

You can expect to see questions across these topics:

  • Animation
  • Asset management
  • Audio
  • Employment preparedness
  • Game art principles
  • Game design principles
  • Industry awareness
  • Lighting
  • Materials and effects
  • Physics
  • Programming
  • Project management
  • Services

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Learn and practice

Prepare with courseware, an extensive and robust guide to learning Unity and game development by following the production of a working game from concept through to publication. The Unity Certified Associate courseware gives you a structured, self-study program that includes 20 chapters of video-rich learning content (199 videos, approximately 19 hours) and all game project exercise files and assets for a hands-on learning experience.

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Get certified

Start on the road to a career in game development by getting Unity Certified.

Explore Certifications

Find the right certification to meet your needs. Check out Unity’s full suite of Certifications across four difficulty levels and specialization tracks ranging from Programmer to Artist.

Certified User
High school and Unity beginners

These entry-level certifications validate your foundational skills in Unity and ability to create interactive, real-time 3D experiences.

Certified User: Programmer 

Certified User: Artist 

Certified User: VR Developer

Certified Associate
Post-secondary and aspiring professionals

Stand out from the crowd with a certification designed for creators with a portfolio of Unity projects ready to apply for their first professional Unity role.

Certified Associate: Game Developer (this certification)

Certified Associate: Programmer

Certified Associate: Artist

Certified Professional
2–4 years of Unity work experience

Continue growing your skills with a certification that highlights your readiness for your next professional challenge.

Certified Professional: Programmer

Certified Professional: Artist

Certified Expert
5+ years of Unity work experience

Validate your expert-level skills and mastery of advanced Unity concepts.

Certified Expert: Programmer

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