The Delphi Certified Developer exam tests your general knowledge of Delphi programming concepts. You will be tested on language syntax, programming techniques, using the IDE, and database development. The test will identify you as a special member of the global Delphi community. Developers who use the study guide and have at least two years of Delphi programming experience should be able to pass the Delphi Certified Developer exam.

Delphi Developer Certification Study Guide

Step 1: Prepare for the Test

Your first step toward becoming certified is to prepare for the certification exam. To become certified, you generally need one to two years of experience using Delphi.

Study materials are available in the Delphi Developer Certification Exam Study Guide. The study guide reviews the topic areas of the certification test and provides links to online learning resources as well as a list of books on Delphi.

Another option is to contact an Embarcadero Certification Partner to learn about training courses that they may offer to help you prepare for the test.

Step 2: Register for the Exam

Visit our online store to purchase an exam code that will allow you to take the certification exam. The cost of the exam is $49 USD. You must use the exam code to take the test within 90 days of purchase.

Delphi Developer Certificate

Step 3: Take the Test

Once you purchase or receive your test code and are ready to take the test, go to to activate your code. This will set up your account in the testing system and give you access to take the test.

Upon successfully completing the test, you will receive your score and if you pass the test you will receive a certificate of achievement and a certified developer logo that you can use to show the world that you're a Certified Delphi Developer.

This certification may be used as part of an ongoing skills improvement program within a company. Achieving certification may help a developer move forward inside an organization or move into a new job. This certification can be used by a potential employer as one part of a hiring process.

Embarcadero does not certify or represent that the individual has the necessary skills or qualities for a particular project or a particular employer. Since the Delphi Certified Developer exam is taken un-proctored and online by the individual, Embarcadero cannot ensure that the individual taking the Delphi Certified Developer exam is in fact the actual individual named in the test certification.

The certification test covers the following areas of knowledge:

  • Delphi Fundamentals
  • Data types, variables, and Constants
  • Procedures and Functions
  • Classes and Objects
  • Object Interfaces
  • Generics, Attributes and Anonymous Method
  • Database Concepts
  • Standards Routines and I/O
  • Libraries and Packages
  • Memory Management
  • Exceptions and Assertions