TOGAF® Certification: How to Get Started with Individual Certification

How can I achieve certification?

You first need to decide the conformance requirements and the level you would like to study for, and then after a period of study, attending a training course or by self-study, take the applicable examinations. After passing the examination(s) 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 TOGAF materials, such as the official pdf copy of the standard with their course materials.

What are the available certifications?

See the TOGAF Certification Portfolio information pages for details of the available certifications.

How do the certifications relate to the Part 1, and Part 2 exams?

The exams are what you need to pass to reach a certification qualification. There are a number of examinations providing paths to become certified against the certifications and certification credentials.

What is the retake policy if i fail an Examination?

Candidates who fail an examination are not allowed to retake ANY TOGAF 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?

See the TOGAF Certification Portfolio information pages for details of the available certifications and their requirements.

What are the eligibility requirements for the Exams?

See the examinations pages here.

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?

Refer to The Open Group for available self-study options.

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

Can I take the exam online?

Many of The Open Group exams are 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.

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