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Now you can set the standard of excellence with the only professional certification for Gameplay Programmers. Register here to take the exam!

Land your dream job as a Gameplay Programmer

The talent marketplace for the games industry is highly competitive. Even experienced professionals need a way to stand out from the competition and show that they have what it takes to succeed in senior roles.

By getting certified as a Unity Expert Gameplay Programmer, you will validate your expertise in this specialized role and demonstrate to employers that you have the technical skills and applied knowledge they’re looking for.

Once you’re certified, you’ll receive a verifiable digital badge that you can add to your resume, website, blog, or email footer, and share on social networks like LinkedIn.

A global certification for a growing industry

The Unity Expert Gameplay Programmer certification exam is available in English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified and Traditional Chinese. Best of all, we’ve partnered with Pearson VUE to make the exam available to take online or at more than 5,200 testing centers around the world. Visit our Pearson VUE page to select an easy and reliable way to take the exam near you.

What’s covered in the Expert Gameplay Programmer exam

The Expert Gameplay Programmer exam certifies that you have the advanced skills necessary to effectively execute game design and optimize a game. Topics covered include: Prototyping (Core Gameplay for Rapid Iteration), Level Design Programming, NPC Design Programming, User Interface Implementation, Performance Optimization and Target Platforms, and Unity Services Implementation.

This certification is recommended for people who have experience designing immersive, web/mobile, and digital games and understand the full game lifecycle, working from early concept through launch. This certification is right for you if you have a rich understanding of all aspects of game design (level, non-player characters [NPCs], game mechanics) and game asset and animation pipelines, including character and environment setups. You should also have a good knowledge of scripting/programming using C#, experience designing for and implementing Unity Services, and solid organizational skills.

Learn more about the Expert Gameplay Programmer certification, and get access to the Exam Objectives with sample questions.

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  1. Will Unity provide a course (tutorials, documentations etc.) to prepare this exam ?

    1. how do I prepare for expert gameplay programmer certification?

      1. Hello there – Thanks for asking! and the answer is Yes. We are working on a courseware for this certification.

  2. I am curious as to how much the exam will cost.

    According https://certification.unity.com/products/expert-gameplay-programmer in Canada it is listed in 349, the same as US price. Is the price listed in USD?

    1. Hi Lalaine, You are correct! The price is in USD.

  3. Hi. There have been a few questions about the registration process on Pearson VUE. Please note that the Unity Certification ID they ask for is an identifier unique to an account in the Pearson VUE system. This ID is NOT related to the Unity Certified Developer exam. First-time users of the Pearson VUE service should choose the “No, I do not know my Unity Certification ID” option when registering. Once you have a Unity Certification ID for the Pearson VUE system, you can use it to sign in to Pearson VUE to schedule or view the results of an exam.

  4. Unbelievable I can take the exam in my own small home town!
    Before I had to travel to Germany.

  5. Where is the syllabus or course work for this exam?

      1. Thanks Oguz! Please go to https://certification.unity.com/products/expert-gameplay-programmer to get the syllabus (Exam objectives) by signing up. We are working on a courseware for this certification. Please stay tuned!