Continuing Education Program

In today’s workplace environment, lifelong learning is essential to all people, and particularly those in IT undergoing a DevOps journey. The Continuing Education Program offers an extensive selection of activities that offer opportunities to focus on learning, skills development, staying current with modern practices, and professional growth in the digital age.

Jayne Groll, CEO of DevOps Institute

Top 5 Benefits of Continuing Education

1.  Staying competitive with current and most relevant DevOps skills, knowledge, ideas and learning.

2.  Increasing your DevOps career advancement opportunities through upskilling.

3.  Demonstrating commitment to professional development to current and potential employers.

4.  Boosting your resume, personal brand, and marketability to stand out to employers and customers.

5.  Increasing your productivity and efficiency.

Whether you are at the height of your career and looking to gain greater specialization or new to the field and just getting started, continuing education will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to meet your professional goals.

Certification Renewal

DevOps Institute certifications expire two years from the date earned and must be renewed before that expiration date. Through the Continuing Education Program, DevOps Institute community members will be able to earn and submit Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to maintain and renew their certification without having to re-take the exam.

How It Works

DevOps Institute certifications expire two years from the date earned and must be renewed before that expiration date.

For an individual’s first DevOps Institute certification, 30 CEUs are required to maintain an active certification.  For individuals who hold more than one DevOps Institute certification, an additional 6 CEUs will be required for each additional certification.

Over the course of two years, community members can participate in various educational activities that are eligible for CEUs including DevOps Institute-led programming as well as DevOps-related courses, events, and webinars offered by industry-recognized vendors and providers.

DevOps Institute community members will automatically earn CEUs for DevOps Institute programming beginning in 2021, and may also self-submit activity information and certificates of completion to be counted toward their CEU goal.

After the CEU goal is reached and the certification renewal fee is submitted (waived for SKILup IT Learning+ annual subscribers), the certification will be re-issued on the renewal date for another two years.

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Earning Continuing Education Units

Easy as 1 – 2 – 3


Participate in DevOps Institute or DevOps-related courses, events, webinars, or educational activities.


Obtain and submit your proof of completion for your learning event.


Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Continuing Education Units Badge

The following are eligible for DevOps Institute
Continuing Education Units:

Proof of completion is required.

DevOps Institute Educational Experiences
  • DevOps Institute SKILup Hour (2 CEUs)
  • DevOps Institute 1-day in-person or virtual Live Event (8 CEUs)
  • DevOps Institute SKILup IT Learning (CEUs vary)
  • DevOps Institute Chapter Meeting (2 CEUs)
  • DevOps Institute Book Club Meeting (2 CEUs)
  • DevOps Institute Certification (8 CEUs)
  • DevOps Institute Instructor-led Certification Training or Online Learning offered by an Education Partner (16 CEUs)

  • *For DevOps Institute Accredited Instructors: 
    DevOps Institute Instructor-led Training Delivery (4 CEUs)
    DevOps Institute Train the Trainer Workshop Completion (8 CEUs)
Other Eligible Educational Experiences
(including offerings from DevOps Institute Education Partners, vendor-authorized partners, and other industry-recognized sources)
    • DevOps-Related Live or Recorded Webinar (1 CEU)
    • DevOps-Related 1-Day in-person or virtual Live Event (4 CEUs)
    • DevOps-Related Online Learning (1 CEU)
    • DevOps-Related, Vendor-Authorized Certifications (e.g. Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Agile, Scrum) (4 CEUs)
    • DevOps-Related, Vendor-Authorized Training (e.g. Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Agile, Scrum) (8 CEUs)
    • Human Skills Formal Training  (e.g. Communication, Collaboration, Empathy, Remote Work, etc.) (8 CEUs)