Apply for the Autodesk Certified Apps Program

The Autodesk Certified Apps Program is a new program offered to Autodesk Developer Network (ADN) members with applications that offer the highest level of quality, integration, and compatibility with select Autodesk products and releases.

This program replaces the existing Autodesk Inventor Certified Apps program. The program currently covers Autodesk products that primarily target manufacturing customers, including Autodesk Inventor and Autodesk Vault.


Getting your apps certified gives you increased exposure and differentiation to Autodesk customers and the extended Autodesk sales team (Autodesk sales and resellers), in addition to receiving greater sales, marketing, and technical support.

Below is a highlight of just some of the benefits:

  • 'Autodesk Certified App' logo
  • Preference in promoting your app through the Autodesk App Store and other channels
  • Support for press release, newsletters, and speaking opportunities
  • Priority in participation at Autodesk-sponsored events such as Autodesk University (AU) and One Team Conference (OTC)
  • Greater visibility to Autodesk sales and resellers through webinars, newsletters, and introductions
  • Greater access to Autodesk technical support and product training


If you are an ADN member with an app that meets the certification criteria for the relevant Autodesk product, you are invited to apply. A key requirement is for your app to provide an integrated experience, which includes at least one of the below:

  • In-window integration. Your app has a full or part in-window presence within the product, beyond just launching from the ribbon
  • Your app is able to directly open native Autodesk product files and maintain associativity between the native Autodesk product files and app specific data. Maintaining associativity means that the app informs the user of changes to the original Autodesk product file to assist the user in managing updates

Your app also needs to maintain compatibility with the latest annual release of the relevant Autodesk product in addition to compatibility with the previous release (support for two releases).

How to apply

Fill out this form to apply for the Autodesk Certified Apps Program.

The remaining steps for certification include:

  • Autodesk confirms eligibility and schedules a follow on review to have you demo the app
  • Autodesk performs additional testing and notifies you of the result
  • Apps that pass the certification process receive an Autodesk Certified App logo along with the above benefit
  • Autodesk will provide recommended corrections for apps that do not pass

Additional resources

This FAQ is for software developers primarily focusing on manufacturing customers who are interested in, or are already developing, applications for select Autodesk products.

For additional questions, you may contact us at CertifiedAppsProgram@autodesk.com.



Trial versions are available for most Autodesk products. Download your free 30-days trial version today. You can obtain Autodesk desktop software for development use on an on-going basis by joining ADN at the Standard or Professional membership level too.


All the information and resources needed to use Autodesk cloud-based software and components in your own web and mobile applications can be found on the Autodesk Forge Developer Portal. Get easy access to Forge APIs and documentation, tutorials, GitHub samples, support and more.

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