Training and Certification

Daml Contract Developer


The Contract Developer Certification Path prepares the experienced developer to build Daml-based applications. Trainees will learn best-practices for Daml programming and design, enabling them to translate processes and requirements into Daml code. They will learn how to think about Daml applications with respect to scalability, performance, and maintainability.



 int-1  Intermediate  |  clock-1  14 hours |  cert-1  Certification Available

How it works


Self-paced Online Courses

Learn at your own pace. Courses can be taken individually, or in a prescribed sequence to reach your certification goal.


Certification Exam

Demonstrate your new skills by passing a comprehensive certification exam.


These courses can be taken individually or as part of a 4 part certification path.

Authorization and Privacy
int  Intermediate | clock  2 -3 hours


Learn two of the key value propositions of Daml applications, and how to properly leverage them in smart contracts.

  • Principles of Authorization

  • Design Patterns: Propose / Accept vs. Delegation

  • Principles of Privacy

  • Record-Keeping Models: Account Balance vs. UTXO

  • Atomic Swap

Frequently Asked Questions

What certification path should I take first?

Everyone should start with our Daml Philosophy Certification Path. It is a conceptual curriculum that will help you build the proper mental model for multi-party Daml applications and the DLT-based Canton Network.

What is the cost of taking a certification path?

Our curriculum is free to take, though we charge $150 to take the certification exam. If you are a registered partner or customer, your certification fee may be waved. Please contact your Digital Asset representative for more information.

How long does it take to get certified?

It depends on the certification. Most of our certification paths require at least 12 hours of dedicated training, though some require more. Each certification path page contains detailed information on training time.

How many certifications should I take?

It depends on the role you will play. We have role-based certification paths, some of which stack on each other to provide a comprehensive and deep skill set for lead roles.

What if I have questions about training and certification?

Email and we’ll get back to you promptly.

Do I have to take the test immediately after purchase?

No, you can take the test at any time after the purchase.

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