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Training Course Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Due to the COVID-19 measures, we are not able to deliver our classroom training on-site. Does our accreditation allow a virtual delivery?

A: Classroom live (on-site) and virtual classroom are considered the same type of instructor-led training with real-time interaction between the instructor and learners. It can easily be added at no cost to your ATC conformance declaration. Please contact atc-support to do so.

Q: Is your organization interested in using the TOGAF®/ArchiMate®/DPBoK™/Open FAIR™/IT4IT™ trademarks and materials?

A: Organizations interested in using or referencing The Open trademarks, service marks, logos, images and copyrighted materials on their websites, publications, products, media kits and other formats for similar intentions should consult our Trademark guidance page.

Q: Is your organization a training company?

A: A Commercial license is necessary to be allowed to deliver training courses based on The Open Group trademarks. Please consult the Licensing page for further information per trademark.

Q: Why is it beneficial to have a course accredited by The Open Group?

A: By getting your course accredited you will be granted several privileges including discounted examination vouchers, the authorization to use The Open Group trademark in your course name and have your course listed in the ATC calendar and ATC provider showcase. Please contact us on ATC-support(a) for further information.

Q: Does your organization wish to have a course accredited by The Open Group?

A: For further details on the process and requirements to have a course accredited please consult the Get your first course accredited page. Do not hesitate to contact us via ATC-support(a) if you have any question. Other accreditation related processes are accessible from the Training Course Accreditation page.

Q: Does your organization intend to use its own training materials?

A: Yes: you should consult the Get your first course accredited page.

No: it is possible to license training course materials from The Open Group or another party and include it to your submission for Accreditation. For further information on The Open Group courseware please visit The Open Group Library.

Q: Does your organization wish to be able to purchase examination vouchers?

A: Organizations that wish to obtain examination vouchers for their own staff or who are commercially licensed and comply with trademark use guidelines can purchase retail vouchers. Please contact ATC-support(a) for further information.

Q: Does your organization wish to include courses based on The Open Group programs to its portfolio without having them accredited?

A: It is possible to deliver non-accredited courses however, your organization will not be able to use any of The Open Group trademarks in the course name (e.g. TOGAF® course is not allowed; Enterprise Architecture Training based on the TOGAF® framework would be allowed). Affiliation may also be a solution. Accredited Training Course providers with an affiliation relationship are listed on The Open Group ATC registers. Please email us on for further information.