Why is DevOps Institute introducing a Continuing Education and Certification Renewal Program?
The IT and DevOps space continues to evolve quickly and it is imperative for DevOps professionals to continue to upskill on the latest skills, knowledge, and emerging trends in the DevOps space in order to stay relevant, advance in their careers, and support their organizations in their digital transformation journeys. DevOps Institute’s mission is to advance the Humans of DevOps in their continuous learning journey and professional development.
Which DevOps Institute certifications expire?
All DevOps Institute certifications will have an expiration date. As of February 28, 2022, a valid-through date will be indicated on all certificates. Any candidates who earned a certification before February 28th, 2022 will have received an email from DevOps Institute indicating their certification expiry date. Accredited partner certifications, such as VSM Foundation, will not have an expiration date.
What is the renewal timeframe for my DevOps Institute certification?
Candidates will have two years from the date their certification was earned or renewed to complete the Continuing Education program requirements to remain certified*. For example, if a certification is earned on May 1st, 2022, the renewal date will be May 1st, 2024.
*For legacy certification holders who earned a DevOps Institute certification prior to January 1st, 2022, the first renewal year will be 2024 on the calendar date the certification was earned. For example, if the certification was earned on July 1st, 2019, the renewal date will be July 1st, 2024.
How do I renew my DevOps Institute certification?
To renew your DevOps Institute certification, you must be a complimentary DevOps Institute community member, earn the required number of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through various eligible learning activities, and submit your certification renewal fee* before your certification expiration date. Activities must be completed and CEUs must be earned within the certification’s 2-year renewal cycle. For more details on CEU-eligible activities, see the Continuing Education Program page.
*The 2-year certification renewal fee is up to $99 USD per certification but, will be waived for SKILup IT Learning+ annual subscribers.
How many Continuing Education Units (CEUs) do I need to renew my DevOps Institute certification?
Your first DevOps Institute certification will require 30 CEUs for renewal. Every subsequent DevOps Institute certification earned will require 6 CEUs each. For more details on CEU-eligible activities, see the Continuing Education Program page.
I have more than one DevOps Institute certification. Do I need to renew each one separately?
Yes, you will need to renew each DevOps Institute certification separately. You will need to earn 30 CEUs to renew your first certification. You will then need 6 CEUs for every additional DevOps Institute certification. Activities must be completed and CEUs must be earned within the certification’s 2-year renewal cycle.
For example, if the first certification was earned on January 1st, 2022, the candidate must earn 30 CEUs between January 1st, 2022 and the January 1st, 2024 certification renewal date. If a second DevOps Institute certification was earned on July 1st, 2023, the candidate must earn an additional 6 CEUs between July 1st, 2023 and the July 1st, 2025 renewal date.