FileMaker, Inc. ( has announced the immediate availability of certification for the FileMaker 12 platform, a key qualification for developing professional FileMaker solutions for desktop, iOS and the web. FileMaker 12 Certification is the official credential offered by FileMaker, Inc.

“Being a certified developer demonstrates to clients, peers and management that you’ve achieved the knowledge, experience and skills required to develop custom FileMaker solutions, including those used on iOS devices,” says Ryan Rosenberg, vice president, marketing and services, FileMaker, Inc. “Whether you’re an independent consultant or are the in-house developer for your company, FileMaker 12 Certification allows you to expand your skill set and become a more well-rounded developer and stay up-to-date on the latest FileMaker technologies.”

With FileMaker 12 Certification, developers can be recognized as a FileMaker 12 Certified Developer who has the essential knowledge necessary to develop and deploy custom multi-device mobile business or organizational solutions using the FileMaker 12 platform. In addition to receiving a FileMaker 12 Certified Developer certificate, those who pass the test may use the FileMaker Certified Developer logo on business cards, websites and marketing collateral.

Although there are no prerequisites for the FileMaker 12 certification exam, FileMaker recommends that test candidates explore the FileMaker Training Series the most comprehensive self-paced training for the FileMaker 12 platform, including creating solutions for iOS devices. The FileMaker Training Series includes an 800-page manual and a DVD with demo files, exercises and videos to help guide developers through the learning process.

The training focuses on intermediate and advanced content, but any level of FileMaker developers can use the training material to help improve their skills. Previously priced at US$99, the FileMaker Training Series is now available for $39.99 for the printed manual and DVD. An electronic download version is available for US$19.99.

In addition to the FileMaker Training Series, FileMaker offers a variety of educational resources, including its FileMaker Developer Conference 2012, the largest annual gathering of worldwide FileMaker independent and corporate database developers, trainers and users, July 16-19 at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami, Florida.