DevOps Institute Continuing Education ProgramStay Competitive With the Most Relevant DevOps Skills, Knowledge, Ideas and Learning
In today’s workplace environment, lifelong learning is essential, particularly to those in IT undergoing a DevOps, business or digital transformational journey. The DevOps Institute Continuing Education Program offers certification holders flexible options to recertify by completing a variety of eligible Continuing Education Unit (CEU) items. We offer an extensive selection of activities with opportunities to focus on learning, keep your skills sharp, and stay current with evolving technology, whilst retaining your active DevOps Institute certification status.
Continuing Education Program Requirements
DevOps Institute certifications completed in Webassessor are valid for two years* from their date of issue and must be renewed by this expiry date. All requirements for recertification must be completed by the certification expiration date. Individuals who allow their certification(s) to expire must retake the certification exam again to earn active certification status.
*Due to the recent acquitistion of DevOps Institute by PeopleCert, certifications completed on the PeopleCert exam platform will have a validity period of 3 years from their date of issue as per PeopleCert’s Continuing Professional Development program.
|Number of DevOps Institute Certifications||Recertification Requirement Period||Number of CEUs Required|
|First Certification||Every 2 years||30|
|Subsequent Certifications||Every 2 years||6|
The table above outlines the options for recertifying through the Continuing Education Program. The program offers certification holders flexible options to recertify by completing a variety of eligible learning activities without the need to retake the certification exam.
Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Process
To recertify via our Continuing Education Program, individuals must complete the following steps before their current certification(s) become inactive:
After the CEU goal is reached and the recertification fee¹ is received (waived for SKILup IT Learning+ annual subscribers), the certification will be re-issued with a new renewal date. Certification renewal is required every 2 years*.
During each qualifying renewal cycle, 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.
Currently, only CEUs earned from DevOps Institute Certifications and SKILup Day attendance are automatically tracked. CEUs earned from all other DevOps Institute eligible activities, and those offered by DevOps Institute Authorized Partners and other industry-recognized, authorized vendors/providers are not.
You must submit a claim for these with proof of completion from the relevant content provider and CEUs will be awarded when DevOps Institute validates your claim submission.
*Due to the recent acquisition of DevOps Institute by PeopleCert, certifications completed on the PeopleCert exam platform will have a renewal date of 3 years from their date of issue as per PeopleCert’s Continuing Professional Development program.
Eligible Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Activities
|DevOps Institute Learning Activities||Number of CEUs Earned*||How to Claim CEUs|
|DevOps Institute Instructor-led Certification Training or Online Learning offered by an Authorized Partner||16||Claim|
|DevOps Institute Certification (auto-tracked if exam taken on Webassessor; must submit claim for exams taken on PeopleCert exam platform)||8||Claim|
|DevOps Institute SKILup Day / 1-day in-person or virtual Live Event||8||Automatic|
|DevOps Institute SKILup Hour (auto-tracked if attended before July 1, 2023; must submit claim if attended on or after July 1, 2023)||2||Claim|
|DevOps Institute SKILup Meetup / Book Club Meeting||2||Claim|
|Activities completed in the DevOps Institute SKILup IT Learning platform||Varies||Claim|
|Other eligible learning activities offered by DevOps Institute Authorized Partners, vendor-authorized partners, and other industry-recognized sources)||Number of CEUs Earned*||How to Claim CEUs|
|DevOps-Related, Vendor-Authorized Training e.g. Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Agile, Scrum, etc||8||Claim|
|Human Skills Formal Training (e.g. Communication, Collaboration, Empathy, Remote Work, etc.)||8||Claim|
|DevOps-Related 1-Day in-person or virtual Live Event||4||Claim|
|DevOps-Related, Vendor-Authorized Certifications e.g. Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Agile, Scrum, etc.||4||Claim|
|DevOps-Related Live or Recorded Webinar||1||Claim|
|Validated DevOps-Related Online Learning||1||Claim|
|For DevOps Institute Accredited Instructors Only:||Number of CEUs Earned*||How to Claim CEUs|
|DevOps Institute Train the Trainer Workshop Completion||8||Claim|
|DevOps Institute Instructor-led Training Delivery||4||Claim|
*Proof of completion is required. All CEUs must be earned after certification and during the certification’s validation period.