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This section is a quick reference for the policies, reference and tools related to the Cisco Career Certifications program.
Recertification is an important indicator to IT professionals and their employers, ensuring that the certification holder has kept up with current trends in networking technology. Valid certifications may be renewed indefinitely, but without timely renewal, certifications expire or become inactive. To keep certifications current, individuals should recertify by advancing to the next level of certification or passing the designated recertification exam(s).
Recertification Renewal Timeframes
- Entry, Associate and Professional level certifications are valid for three years.
- All CCIE certifications are valid for two years and must be recertified by the deadline to remain on active status.
- Specialist certifications are valid for two years and can be renewed by retaking all exams required for the certification.Cisco Sales Expert (CSE) designations are valid for two years and must be recertified regardless of other certifications you have achieved, are currently pursuing or are in the process of recertifying.
How to Recertify
Renewal requires certification holders to register for and pass the appropriate Cisco recertification exam(s). In order to recertify, exam requirements must be met prior to the certification expiration date. Individuals with an expired certification(s) must repeat the entire certification exam process in order to regain their certification(s). Visit the Cisco Career Certifications Tracking System to check the status of your certification(s).
Select the certification or specialist from the tabs below to see specific recertification criteria.