Continuing Education Program

Continuing Education Program Information

As technology continues to evolve, it is important for IT professionals to show employers that their skills, knowledge and credentials are current with industry developments. Renewal of your certification gives you this definitive advantage in your IT career. 

There are several ways to do this through the CompTIA Continuing Education (CE) Program, and we are here to help you with this process.  Below you will find important information to ensure that your certification remains valid and relevant.

The following certifications are valid for three years from the date of certification:

Certification (received on or after Jan. 1, 2011) CEUs required for renewal
CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner ce 75
CompTIA Cloud+ ce 50
CompTIA Storage+ ce 50
CompTIA Security+ ce 50
CompTIA Mobility+ ce
30
CompTIA Network+ ce 30
CompTIA A+ ce 20

Renewing Your Certification

You can renew your certification by earning continuing education units (CEUs) through the following:

  1. Achieve a higher-level certification
    1. CompTIA certifications
    2. Other industry certifications
  2. Complete activities to show new learning, such as attending training courses, participating in industry events, and applying relevant work experience or college courses.

You can enter your CEUs through your certification account.

Certification Account Login

 

 

Program Requirements

Successful completion of the CE Program requires that all the following terms are met on or before the CE Program expiration date:

  • Sign the Continuing Education Program Code of Ethics Policy annually
  • Pay the three-year CE maintenance fees associated with the highest-level certification you intend to renew.
  • Upload all Continuing Education Unit requirements associated with the highest-level certification you intend to renew.

These requirements can be completed through your certification account.

Audits of CE program involvement occur on a random basis. CompTIA is unable to guarantee your record will be audited.

Multiple Certifications

Did you know that there are several CompTIA certifications that will either automatically renew or give you CEUs towards your existing certification? Plus, if you plan on taking a higher-level CompTIA certification to fulfill your renewal requirements, no CE maintenance fees are required. (see table below)

CompTIA CE Certificate You Need To Renew:

Total CEU Requirements for Renewal

Certifications That Count

Towards Renewal

Items marked with an asterisk (*) automatically renew the certificate you are seeking to renew as they fulfill the total CEU requirements:

 

 

Higher-Level Certification

CEUs

CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)

75

CompTIA Cloud+

4

CompTIA Cloud+

50

CompTIA Mobility+
CompTIA Security+

5
16

CompTIA Storage+

 

50

CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)

CompTIA CTP+

CompTIA Cloud+

CompTIA Mobility+

50*

50*

15

5

CompTIA Security+

50

CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) CompTIA Storage+

CompTIA Cloud+

CompTIA Mobility+

50*

50*

13

10

CompTIA Mobility+

30

CompTIA Cloud+
CompTIA Security+

8
11

CompTIA Network+

30

CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Server+

CompTIA Storage+

CompTIA Cloud+

CompTIA Mobility+

30*

30*

30*

30*

8

12

CompTIA A+

 

20

CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI

CompTIA Network+

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Server+

CompTIA Storage+

CompTIA Cloud+

CompTIA Mobility+

20*

20*

20*

20*

20*

20*

5

5

"Good for Life" Continuing Education Candidates

“Good for Life” (GFL) candidates have three years from the date they enroll in the CE program to:

  1. Accept the Code of Ethics Policy
  2. Complete the appropriate level of Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  3. Pay in full the 3 year CE maintenance fees.

Once the requirements are met candidates earn their ‘ce’ designation. At this time they begin a new cycle that expires 3 years from that date.

It is important "Good for Life" candidates know that by completing the CE requirements 'early’ (before the end of the 3 year Enrollment period) that the cycle does not extend 3 years from the original expiration date. The cycle extends 3 years from the date the 'ce' designation is earned.

Example: If a “Good for Life” candidate enrolled on 2/1/12, their CE enrollment period expiration date will be 2/1/15.  If the candidate completes the final CE requirement on 8/25/13 prior to their expiration date, their new CE cycle dates would be 8/25/13 - 8/25/16.

Participation in the CE program does not affect a candidate’s “certified for life” status, the good for life certification will always remain in effect, regardless of CE program participation.

Customer Service & Support

If you have questions regarding your certification, visit the CompTIA Help Page for answers to the most common certification questions we receive.

If you would like to talk to our Customer Service team by phone, you can reach us at 866.835.8020. Our representatives are available to assist you Monday to through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT.

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At the end of the day, it all boils down to certification being an internationally recognized credential. If you can put that on your resume, you'll have a competitive advantage over another individual who doesn't have it.
Mark Milton
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