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ArchiMate certification program

The ArchiMate Specification, a standard of The Open Group, defines an open and independent modeling language for Enterprise Architecture that is supported by different tool vendors and consulting firms. The ArchiMate language enables Enterprise Architects to describe, analyze, and visualize the relationships among business domains in an unambiguous way. Users of ArchiMate benefit from sharing a common language for describing the construction and operation of business processes, organizational structures, information flows, IT systems, and technical infrastructure.

The latest version of the program is for the ArchiMate 3 certification, covering the 3.2 releases of the specification.

The ArchiMate Body of Knowledge

The ArchiMate Body of Knowledge is a subset of the ArchiMate specification relevant to a group of learners and skillset. It is defined as learning units and documented in the Conformance Requirements documentation. 
The Bodies of Knowledge for certification based on the ArchiMate 3.2 Specification are defined in the following documents

ArchiMate Practitioner Certification Path


The ArchiMate Certification for People Program is a market-driven education and certification program to support the ArchiMate modelling language, and ensures that individuals are knowledgeable about the visual modelling language.

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ArchiMate Essentials 3.2 Credential

Individuals who have earned the ArchiMate Essentials 3.2 certification credential have proven to have up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the changes introduced to the ArchiMate Body of Knowledge in the ArchiMate Specification, Version 3.2.

The ArchiMate Essentials 3.2 credential is targeted at The Open Group accredited trainer community. It is required for trainers to be authorized to deliver Accredited Training Courses based on the ArchiMate Specification, Version 3.2. ATC providers should contact ATC-support to receive the instructions to follow.

It is also possible for The Open Group ArchiMate accredited training course providers with 3.2 accreditation to offer this course to candidates other than trainer.

If you are interested in more information in taking the credential, you can reach out to our ArchiMate certification helpdesk (via

For more information on the credential requirements see The Open Group Library.