The Joomla! Administrator Exam is the first available Joomla! certification exam. It covers topics related to the everyday use of building, managing and maintaining Joomla! websites.

The Administrator Exam is part of the Joomla! Certification Program. Its goals are to establish a certain standard and provide a documented measurement of knowledge. This ensures the competence of Joomla! professionals and contributes to the development of a qualified workforce. It will also provide clients an easier way to find a Joomla! Professional.

The Joomla! Administrator Exam is based on a clean Joomla! installation (downloaded from using the default language (en-GB), the default editor (TinyMCE), default template (Protostar) and settings, without any 3rd party extension or customisation.


Topics covered by the Joomla! Administrator Exam


Joomla! administrator exam topics

  • Joomla! Architecture
  • Preparing and installing Joomla!
  • Website Structure
  • Managing and Editing Articles
  • Managing Users and Access (ACL)
  • Managing Menus
  • Security and Maintenance
  • Upgrading the System
  • Managing Extensions
  • Multilingual Sites

No PHP, CSS or FTP knowledge necessary.

Please take a look at the official Joomla! Documentation website at which describes all the content a candidate must know.


Taking the exam


Exams will be taken at Joomla! Learning Partners (JLP's), JoomlaDays or Joomla! User Groups (JUG's).

Find a JoomlaDay near you     Find a JUG near you    Find a JLP near you

What does it look like

Exams are taken on-site, they are computer-based, in a multiple-choice format. A total of 60 questions need to be answered in 90 minutes. The exam is available in multiple languages.


The pass mark is 80%.You will know whether you have passed or not right away!


Every Joomla! major version will have its own exam. The first exam will test the skills for Joomla! version 3.x The badge received is valid for the lifetime of the covered major version. Different Joomla! versions vary in the ways users carry out administrator tasks. This is why, when a new version is released, you have to verify your skills again.