The Cambridge Certification Authority is an independent body providing specialised professional certification to students and providers of online learning.

Established to meet the global demand for certification in online learning, the CCA fulfils an urgent and fundamental requirement for harmonised standards and quality assurance in e-learning, while advancing the careers of students through recognised qualifications.

Students: Advancing Your Career

Certified IT and tech professionals earn, on average, 20% more than non-certified. In addition, sixty-six percent of IT professionals report a salary increase after obtaining new certifications.

CCA status reflects your integrity, professionalism and quality of work; critical where many hiring managers say certification is a tiebreaker in tight decision-making. CCA enables students of online courses to map their skills, making it easier to capture the attention of potential employers and customers.

Delivered fully online, CCA accreditation can be obtained here or via your online learning provider. CCA status provides an internationally recognised stamp of quality, no matter where you are in the world. Click here to start now.

Training Providers: Stand Out From The Crowd

As online learning becomes the mainstream, the requirement for recognition and accreditation procedures grows apace. The CCA was established to harmonise international online learning standards and assist training providers to remain competitive in a rapidly growing marketplace.

Adding a CCA qualification to your course is a simple and cost-effective way to add value and credibility, while significantly increasing the earning potential of your students. If you’re a training provider and interested in offering accreditation with your courses, get in touch.

Who We Are

The CCA is an independent body, set up to certificate students of Codestars courses. It provides the highest level competency framework for students seeking to validate their skills in web development and coding—and a template for global standards.

Gaining CCA status is evaluated by taking an online exam to determine if applicable standards are met. If standards are met, accredited status is granted. Accreditation is open to all students and providers of online learning courses. To gain accreditation, providers must show that they meet our standards.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is The CCA accredited by an external body?

Simply put, there is no global system that recognises international online learning accrediting bodies such as the CCA. However, there is an urgent need for a central accreditation repository for online learning—and we are working hard to put one in place.

We are talking to key educational and industry peers, to ensure our qualifications are robust enough to meet the rigorous standards of the industry. In this way we hope to effectively champion global online learning and the interests of everybody engaged in it—with a strong commitment to driving excellence in e-education.

How do I get a certificate?

Simply sign up, select the exam you wish to take and pay the registration fee, using our secure online payment form. You will then be given one attempt to take the exam, and if you pass you will receive the certificate.

How long are the exams?

Most exams are 20 questions, to be completed in 30 minutes. You cannot pause the timer once started. Questions are a mixture of multiple choice, coding exercises and code-completion exercises. All questions are marked automatically and you will receive your grade immediately on completion.

What is the pass mark for the exams?

The pass mark for all exams is 80%.

Will I receive a paper copy of my certificate?

No, your certificate will be generated automatically as a PDF. You are welcome to print a copy if you wish.

Can I use your logo on my website/CV?

Yes, providing you have achieved that particular qualification.

I think my exam was marked incorrectly. What can I do?

Our exam questions and answers are carefully designed and thoroughly checked to make sure the answers are unambiguous, and no human element is involved in the marking process. However, if you have a specific issue, please contact us via