The Esri Technical Certification Program recognizes qualified individuals who are proficient in the best practices for using Esri software and technology. Esri certifications are available within two domains: Desktop and Enterprise. Additionally, we offer the newly introduced Specialty exams, which are shorter, more focused on a particular topic, and meant to build on your foundation of ArcGIS knowledge and they are stacked on your current Esri certification.
Whether you are looking for a personal or professional development opportunity, achieving an Esri certification can help you validate skills, inspire trust, and distinguish yourself in the field of GIS.
There are no prerequisites for our core exams within the Desktop or Enterprise domains, you can take any exam that you feel matches your skills and experience level. Specialty exams, however, require that you hold a core exam certification at version 10.3 or higher, prior to registration.
To explore our exams, visit: https://www.esri.com/training/certification-find-exam/
Test takers can access the exam details on the program website to learn about the exam specifications, the definition of a qualified candidate, and the topics tested.
Each exam has a companion Exam Information Guide to assist you with preparing for an exam.
Candidates should carefully review the guide to identify exam specifications, the definition of a qualified candidate, skills measured, and the preparation resources available for each exam.
If you identify a gap between your knowledge and skills and those measured by the exam, the guide also provides a useful list of learning options and online resources, organized by topic.
Taking an Exam
In partnership with Pearson VUE, Esri Technical Certification exams are delivered at Pearson VUE Authorized Test Centers worldwide or by registering for with OnVUE (online proctored).
Pearson VUE Test Center
Esri partners with a test delivery vendor to offer flexible appointment times and locations for candidates. Visit the site to register for an appointment at a Pearson VUE Test Center.
We also offer OnVUE remote testing as a delivery option, through Pearson VUE. This allows employees to test from the convenience of your home or office while being monitored via web-cam. Visit the site register for an OnVUE exam.
Please note: Appointment availability is limited due to social distancing precautions and varies by location. Additionally, customer service wait-times might be longer than usual.
Achieving an Esri Technical Certification can help you gain confidence, inspire trust, and stand out from the crowd.
Esri Technical Certification helps individuals around the world advance their professional and personal goals. We encourage you to participate by submitting your own success story.
Manage Your Certification
Certified individuals may need to access, view, update, and share their certification-related information. You can share your digital badges to promote your achievement, get recognized by peers, and noticed by employers.
Directory of Esri-Certified Individuals
Opt-in to be included in the certification directory, then share your verification code as a secure way for others to verify your achievement.
We look forward to supporting your certification journey!