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How can I achieve certification?

After a period of study, attending a training course or by self-study, you can take the applicable examination. After passing the examination you are invited to enter into a trademark license agreement to complete the certification (see The Open Group Certification for People: Certification Policy for Examination-Based Programs)

What is the difference between accredited and non-accredited training?

Accredited training course providers are subject to an assessment both of the course and also their personnel and organization. In addition all accredited trainers include in their course fee the examination, either on site as part of the course or a voucher to attend a public test center. Some Accredited trainers also have permission to distribute official materials, such as the official pdf copy of the standard with their course materials.

What are the available certifications?

  • Open FAIR Foundation: provides validation that the Candidate has gained knowledge of the fundamentals of the Open FAIR Body of Knowledge and understanding of the core principles of risk analysis sufficient to be able to contribute to a risk analysis project.

How does the certification relate to the exam?

The exam is what you need to pass to reach a certification qualification.

What is the retake policy if i fail an Examination?

Candidates who fail an examination are not allowed to retake the examination again for a period of one (1) month. A result received before one month will be VOID.

How can I find out about the syllabus and examinations?

Firstly to obtain a high level view, you should read the datasheet and syllabus linked to this page.

There is a single examination as follows:

  • Open FAIR Part 1 - Pass mark 70% (56 or more points out of a maximum of 80)

    This exam comprises 80 questions in simple multiple choice format, covering the Level 1 learning outcomes (see the Conformance Requirements for detail). Each correct answer scores a single point.

What is the eligibility requirement for the Exam?

There are no prerequisites. Any and all candidates are thus eligible to take the Open FAIR Part 1 examination.

If I fail can I retake an exam immediately?

No, the certification policy has a minimum period before you can retake an examination. This is currently one month. If you retake before that period your test result will be void.

How can I find a training course?

You can find an available accredited training course either by contacting a provider using the register link . Click on the course name entry and the detailed page should give you a web link to the company that offers the course. As part of the package of attending the qualifying course, the training organization may offer facilities to take the examination, or may supply vouchers for you to take the examination at an authorized examination center.

Are there self-study materials?

A self study pack is available

How do I locate a test center?

If you attend an accredited course then the examination may be given as part of the course (check with your course provider), otherwise you can attend a test center.

More information about taking an examination at a test center

Can I take the exam online?

Yes, the Open FAIR Part 1 exam is available to be taken via online proctoring. See here for details.

How much does certification cost?

Certification is included in the exam fees. Certification exams are priced according to currency values in specific countries and regions (link to exam fees). Certification exam prices are subject to change. In some countries and regions, additional taxes may apply. Contact your test registration center for exact pricing.

What does the exam cover?

See the conformance requirements (syllabus) document for detailed information available here.