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Free Adobe Software Licenses for Qualified Teaching Personnel

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16 September 2021

The Information and Communication Technology Service-Educational Technology Unit (ICTS-EdTech), in collaboration with Creative Nation Academy headed by Mr. Rollan Banez, will conduct a free webinar session for public school teachers in relation to prepare them in taking the Adobe Creative Educator (ACE) Level 1.

Our industry is promoting awareness and development of more creatives that will be beneficial not only for classroom instruction but also raising the qualification and professional growth of an individual. 

The Department of Education will provide a total of 83,000 Adobe software licenses for qualified PUBLIC school teachers, who meet requirements of the program. These teachers will be given a named licensed under his/her DepEd email address. 

This activity offers open registration but only applicable for DepEd personnel. The session was a bichronous learning activity and aired last September 18, 2021.


The following are the criteria and qualification to get an Adobe license from ICTS-EdTech

1. A teaching personnel handling any subject or grade level.

2. A school personnel who has supervisory roles such as Head Teacher and Principal.

3. Must have a DepEd Email Address. (For new teachers without DepEd Email address, please contact your School ICT Coordinator.)

4. An applicant can use the school email address if it is under the DepEd domain.

5. Passed the Adobe Certified Educator (ACE) Level 1. 

1. For asynchronous learning, teachers must enroll in the DepEd Professional Development Learning Management System with URL: to access the webinar copy of the session. The participant must follow the guide and accomplish the needed task at the Adobe Education Exchange website. (

2. Participants must accomplish the task in Adobe Education Exchange website to get the ACE Level 1. Once passed, the screenshot must be uploaded and submitted using the

3. Click Site HOME and look for DepEd Adobe License Distribution Program.

4. Attach a Screenshot from the Adobe Education Exchange website or (from your account) indicating that you passed the ACE Level 1. 

5. Attach a screenshot of the email message send by Adobe declaring that you passed ACE Level 1. 

6. Take note that an applicant must submit two (2) screenshots: one from Adobe Education Exchange and the other one from the email message sent. Save these screenshots in a pdf file format.

7. Take the examination in to activate your digital Certificate of Participation and as a requirement in claiming an Adobe License. A participant must get a perfect score from a set of randomized questions.

1. Applicants will be given enough time to prepare and get the ACE Level 1. This certification is a requirement and a ticket to receive the DepEd Adobe named licenses. The document will be monitored and reviewed by the Program Lead headed by Mr. Alvin Sy and Mr. Neil Arvin Bautista. The last day for submission of ACE Level 1 certification is on 31 December 2021.

2. The list of ACE Level 1 passers will be forwarded to Mr. Mark Anthony C. Sy. The distribution of licenses will commence on 10 January 2022. All indicated in the list will receive an email notification from Adobe informing the activation of their respective accounts.

3. Since there are only 83,000 licenses available, it will be on a first come first serve basis. Those who have sent their proof of qualification and a passer of ACE Level 1 earlier can assure a spot as a recipient and will processed immediately.

4. The daily count of available licenses will be reflected in the Facebook Page of the ICTS-EdTech.

For questions and concerns, please contact Mr. Mark Anthony C. Sy at email

What's Included with Adobe Creative Cloud Software License?

Complete lists of softwares:
  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom
  • Lightroom Classic
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • XD
  • Premiere Pro
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Dimension
  • Muse
  • Animate
  • Acrobat DC Pro
  • Audition
  • InCopy
  • Illustrator for IPAD
  • Prelude
  • Flash Builder
  • Photoshop on the IPad
  • Adobe Premiere Rush
  • Edge Animate
  • Fireworks CS6
  • Adobe Fresco (for iPad and Windows 10)
  • Edge Code
  • Scout
  • Premiere Clip
  • Adobe Portfolio
  • Adobe Spark
Additional Services
Along with use of the apps, you get:

  • 1 TB Creative Cloud Storage
  • Behance Network
  • PDF Services
  • XD Publish Services
  • Adobe Fonts

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