DevOps Institute Continuing Education Program

Stay Competitive With the Most Relevant DevOps Skills, Knowledge, Ideas and Learning

Lifelong Learning

In today’s workplace environment, lifelong learning is essential to all people, and particularly those in IT undergoing a DevOps journey. The DevOps Institute Continuing Education Program offers an extensive selection of activities with opportunities to focus on learning, skills development, staying current with modern practices, and ensuring you’re equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to meet your professional goals.

Benefits of Continuing Education

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

2.  Increase your DevOps career advancement opportunities through upskilling.

3.  Demonstrate your commitment to professional development to current and potential employers.

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

5.  Increase your productivity and efficiency.

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.

Continuing Education Process

Earning continuing education units is as 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).

How It Works

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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The following are eligible for DevOps Institute
Continuing Education Units

DevOps Institute Educational ExperiencesNumber of CEUs Awarded*
DevOps Institute SKILup Hour2
DevOps Institute 1-day in-person or virtual Live Event8
DevOps Institute SKILup IT LearningVaries
DevOps Institute Certification8
DevOps Institute Instructor-led Certification Training or Online Learning offered by an Education Partner16
DevOps Institute Chapter Meeting2
DevOps Institute Book Club Meeting2
Other Eligible Educational Experiences (including offerings from DevOps Institute Education Partners,
vendor-authorized partners, and other industry-recognized sources)
DevOps-Related Live or Recorded Webinar1
DevOps-Related 1-Day in-person or virtual Live Event4
DevOps-Related Online Learning1
DevOps-Related, Vendor-Authorized Certification (e.g. Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Agile, Scrum, etc.)4
DevOps-Related, Vendor-Authorized Training (e.g. Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Agile, Scrum, etc.)8
Human Skills Formal Training (e.g. Communication, Collaboration, Empathy, Remote Work, etc.)8
For DevOps Institute Accredited Instructors Only:
DevOps Institute Instructor-led Training Delivery4
DevOps Institute Train the Trainer Workshop Completion8

*Proof of completion is required. Learn more about CEU Eligibility Criteria