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Esri Technical Certification: Exam Registration to Start in January

After years of discussion within Esri and throughout the GIS community, we’re excited to announce that the Esri Technical Certification Program is a reality. Mark your calendars: Registration for certification exams will open to the public on January 17, 2011.

The Esri Technical Certification Program is designed around the three user domains below; each domain includes multiple tracks and certification levels.

  • Desktop
  • Developer
  • Enterprise

The idea behind the Esri Technical Certification Program, as with other technical certifications, is to enable individuals to validate their knowledge, skills, and abilities against an established and measurable level of competency. We believe Esri Technical Certification will be valuable to individuals who want to benchmark their skills and grow their careers, and serve as a useful tool for hiring managers, organizations, and GIS consultants.

This program, years in the making, was a serious undertaking and investment. Developing each certification exam requires significant time and effort by many people, and undergoes a rigorous design and testing process. Some exams are still in development.

The Esri Technical Certification Program is a big deal, and we expect many of you will have questions. We’ve tried to anticipate some of them on the Common Questions page. If you don’t see the information you need there, you can send an e-mail to

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