Get started with your Open CA certification

Important News: The Open Group is transitioning its Open Professions program to step-wise milestone evaluation.

Please follow the instructions below.

View the Steps to Certification

Please read the documents below prior to starting:
•    The Open CA Conformance Requirements
•    The Certification Policy
•    The Open CA Fee Schedule

Submit your Open CA Registration Form (requires a The Open Group Account)

To create an account at The Open Group, click here.

You will be required to agree with the The Open Group® Professional Certification Program Trademark License Agreement

The Package templates are available below.

Level 1

Level 2

Level 2/3

Level 3

Your Package will be reviewed by the Certification Authority within 10 business days.

Organizations who want to certify their Business Architects should apply for method recognition of their Business Architecture methodology. The Recognized Method process is initiated by completing a application form and providing supporting documentation. Already recognized methods and the form to submit a new method can be accessed below.


A membership to the Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA) at No additional cost is possible if opted-in at registration.

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Recognized methods

Submit a new method for recognition

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