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New certification renewal program is coming soon! 🥳

G’day, Atlassian University training & certification group!

Some exciting news from the Atlassian certification team.

                                     

The new certification renewal program will be rolling out in the coming weeks! The new approach encourages ongoing learning and Atlassian Community engagement.

By August 2024, certification holders (candidates) will be able to use continuing education (CE) units to renew their certifications. CE units can be earned by completing courses on Atlassian University, and/or attending a webinar from Atlassian’s Live Learning Program, or watching the recording if you are unable to attend. CE units can also be earned by attending Atlassian events - either a local ACE or a global Atlassian event.

As a reminder, all Atlassian courses are now completely free. The same is true for Atlassian’s Live Learning Program, and attending local ACEs. This means renewing a certification can be completed at no cost! 

 

How does it work? After completing an activity, by either finishing a course or attending an event, candidates will enter information about the activity in the CertMetrics portal. This feature will be rolled out by August 2024. We’ll update you with another post in this group once the date is confirmed.

Some key features:

  • An activity can be use to renew more than one certification. For example, if you have two certifications, completing a course can be used to renew both.

  • Any activity since the February retirements can be used, so feel free to get started right away!

  • The certification team will work with candidates that are not able to renew the certifications that expire this fall. Please see the FAQs on Maintain your Certification for details.

  • The CertMetrics portal will include a dashboard that shows your progress.

  • Candidates may also opt to retake the exam to renew their certification, in place of using CE units.

Want to learn more? Please see Maintain your Certification for additional details, examples, and FAQs.

The Atlassian certification team is eager to share this new, simplified approach to help candidates maintain their certifications. We’re grateful for our community’s patience as we build out new programs and navigate changes to improve Atlassian certifications.

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Varsha Joshi June 7, 2024

I love the direction. :-) Eagerly waiting for the rollout!

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Ashish Mani Tripathi June 7, 2024

This is awesome news. Love it!!!

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Pramodh M
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June 7, 2024

Very Interesting!

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Tomislav Tobijas
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June 7, 2024

Wow, now I'm feeling bad for all those people who had to get the badges to extend the certificates 😅

Love the direction this was designed, especially when it comes to growing the community!

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Jimmy Seddon
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June 7, 2024

This is amazing news @Marie Kent!

Thank you for sharing this post.  I can't wait for us to talk about it at Monday's Live Learning session!

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Ree Kent
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June 7, 2024
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Shane Johnson June 7, 2024

Will this be retroactive for this year? So, if I attended a local event earlier this year, am I going to be able to use that attendance once this rolls out? 

edit - I just realized that was already written at the top. 

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Ree Kent
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June 7, 2024

@Shane Johnson Yes, any activity since February can be used. 

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Anzar
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June 7, 2024

A new dashboard to see renewal progress 🤩

Are there any new certifications in pipeline?

For how we get to keep our certificate after getting one course done?

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John Funk
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June 8, 2024

This is very exciting! I love the idea about the CEs!!

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Suzanne Veljanoski
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June 10, 2024

Love these exciting changes. Thanks  @Marie Kent

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Ravi Sagar _Sparxsys_
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June 11, 2024

@Marie Kent This is great news.

I have the following certificates.

  • Atlassian Certified Jira Administrator for Data Center, ACP-JA, expiring 28th Dec 2024

  • Atlassian Skills Badge: Issue Security In Jira, ASB-ISJ, expiring 28th Dec 2024

  • Atlassian Pro Skills Badge: Advanced Jira Workflows, APB-AJW, expiring 28th Dec 2024

  • Atlassian Certified in Agile Development with Jira Software, ACP-JSW, expiring 30th Sep 2024

Since the program will launch in August, I don't think I will have enough time to renew. I have already raised a support request to extend my certificates by 6 months.

Another question: How do we earn points by taking a course or attending event? Do we need to raise a support ticket each time and send a proof?

Thank,

Ravi

Ravi Sagar _Sparxsys_
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June 11, 2024

@Marie Kent I raised two support ticket request for 6 month extension but I haven't received any email with ticket number. I also don't see anything when I go to my open requests section.

 

Olexandr Tolochko June 11, 2024

Amazing news! Thank you!

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Ree Kent
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June 11, 2024

Hi @Ravi Sagar _Sparxsys_ 

Looking over your list, the only certification eligible for renewal that you hold is the Atlassian Certified Jira Administrator for Data Center, ACP-JA. The others are all retired and cannot be renewed. If you can, please take a look at the Maintain your Certification page for more information on CE Units and how they will be entered. I will keep an eye out for your tickets if you are unable to renew the ACP-JA before December. Thanks!

Sajit Nair
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June 11, 2024

Love the idea! Can't wait to have more participation in local ACEs

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Ravi Sagar _Sparxsys_
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June 11, 2024

@Marie Kent Thanks. Is it possible for your to check why my support tickets were not generated. I filled up the form to raise a ticket, twice but never got any email and my open request doesn't show any recently created ticket.

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June 11, 2024

This makes so much sense and aligns with so many other professional certifications - CE credits usually make up the bulk of the maintenance after passing the initial exam(s). It is a better indicator of who is staying current vs. letting their knowledge lapse and then cramming in an exam at the last minute to extend their certification. 

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Marshall Walker Lee
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June 12, 2024

I love seeing the positive reactions and thoughtful questions—keep them coming!

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June 13, 2024

Good one @Marie Kent , So exciting to hear about the CE concept and super easy ways to track them in CertMetrics portal.

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June 14, 2024

I'm also glad the wait is over and we finally know to renew our certifications. I'm excited about what events we can expect. I had a look into the live learning which seems pretty interesting especially the smarter than a Jira admin event :) 

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