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Expert Gameplay Programmer

Set the standard with the only professional certification for Gameplay Programming. Validate your expertise and demonstrate to employers that you have the technical skills and applied knowledge required for senior roles in the game industry. Unity Expert Certifications are available to take online and at more than 5,200 testing centers worldwide via the Pearson VUE network.

Unity Certified Gameplay Programmer

Demonstrate your mastery of Gameplay Programming

The Unity Expert Gameplay Programmer certification is for game industry professionals who have the equivalent of several years’ experience as a Gameplay Programmer, Game Scripter, Game Engineer, or Level Designer. Successful candidates will have gathered a variety of advanced skills and practical application experience through working in a video game development studio or through shipping multiple titles.

Once you’re certified, you’ll receive a verifiable digital badge which will be your online credential that you can share. You can add it to your resume, website, or blog, put it in your email footer, or share it on social network such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Certification is valid for two years. Visit our FAQs to learn more (includes accessibility information).

  • Courseware
  • Advanced professional certification
  • What’s covered on the exam
  • Prerequisites
  • Exam Objectives

Polish your skills and test your expertise

Gameplay Programmer exam

Get ready to take the Unity Expert Gameplay Programmer Certification with the official courseware created by Unity. Learn at your own pace with this structured set of courses specially designed for Unity professionals. Features include:

  • Problem set-based challenges
  • Real-world programming scenarios
  • Alignment to exam objectives
  • Over 10 hours of video instruction
  • Practice assessments and quizzes throughout

Instructor: Dustin Carroll - Senior Technical Artist at Scientific Games and adjunct instructor of motion capture at DePaul University. 15+ years in the games development industry with over 40 shipped titles, working as a programmer and technical artist at all stages in the development cycle.

Priced at only $79/month, you can complete the courseware in a month or take your time over several months.

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An advanced professional certification for the global game industry

Gameplay Programmer exam

The Unity Expert Gameplay Programmer exam is now available online and in-person through Pearson VUE’s global network of testing centers, which provide an easy and reliable way to schedule an exam near you.

What’s covered on the exam

Exam topics

This certification validates that you have the advanced skills necessary to effectively execute the game design and optimize the game. Topics include:

  • Prototyping (Core Gameplay for Rapid Iteration)
  • Level Design Programming
  • NPC Design Programming
  • User Interface Implementation
  • Performance Optimization and Target Platforms
  • Unity Services Implementation


This expert certification is recommended for people who have spent several years in this field and have accrued a variety of advanced, practical application experience, such as:

  • Experience designing immersive games, web/mobile games and digital games
  • Good knowledge of scripting/programming using C#
  • Experience in the full game lifecycle, working from early concept through launch
  • Expert understanding of all aspects of game design (level, non-player characters [NPCs], game mechanics)
  • Experience designing for and implementing Unity Services
  • Understanding of game asset and animation pipelines, including character and environment setups
  • Solid organization skills with adherence to file structures, naming conventions and other established protocols
  • Ability to create and use a library of Prefabs to make the best game possible

Exam Objectives

The Expert Gameplay Programmer Certification is available in English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified and Traditional Chinese to follow. The Exam Objectives are free to download in the following languages.


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