Compare Single-Activity Renewal Options

Learn about all options to renew your CompTIA certification with a single activity. Choose the option the works best for you.

 

CompTIA CertMaster CE

CompTIA Recertification Exams

Higher CompTIA Certifications

Higher Non-CompTIA IT Industry Certifications

Pass the Latest Release of Your CompTIA Exam

Best option when you want to:

Renew without an exam in a fast and convenient way

Renew fast with an exam

Acquire an additional certification

Acquire an additional certification

Renew by taking the certification exam

Renewal type

 

Training

Exam

Exam

Vendor dependent

Exam

Available for

 

A+, Network+

A+, Network+, Security+, CASP

A+, Network+, Security+, CSA+, CASP

A+, Network+, Security+, Cloud+, CSA+, CASP

A+1, Network+1, Security+1, Cloud+1, CSA+1, CASP1

Cost

 

CertMaster CE A+: $100

CertMaster CE Network+: $175

CertMaster CE Security+: $175

Recertification Exam A+: $100

Recertification Exam Network+: $175

Recertification Exam Security+: $175

Recertification Exam CASP: $175

Exam price

Exam price

Exam price

CE fees

Waived

Waived

Waived

CE fees required

Waived

Renewal effort

 

4-6 hours2 to complete training

1 hour exam3

Preparing for and taking the exam

Preparing for and taking the exam

Preparing for and taking the exam

Preparation

 

None

Download exam objectives, study

Download exam objectives, study

Vendor dependent

Download exam objectives, study

Renewal time frame

 

Completion within three-year renewal cycle

Completion within three-year renewal cycle

Completion within three-year renewal cycle

Completion within three-year renewal cycle

Completion within three-year renewal cycle

Test/training location

 

Online

(see system requirements)

Pearson VUE Online

 

Pearson VUE in-person authorized test center

Vendor dependent

Pearson VUE in-person authorized test center


1
Available if there is a newer version of the exam for the certification you currently hold. Find out the most recent exam version for A+, Network+, Security+, Cloud+, CSA+, CASP.

2 Estimate based on typical user experience.

3 Users who qualify for a recertification exam are notified by CompTIA via email and receive a Private Access Code (PAC).

Popular Renewal Options

CompTIA Recertification

CompTIA CertMaster CE

CompTIA Certifications (Partial Renewal / Full Renewal)

​Non-CompTIA IT Industry Certifications (Partial Renewal / Full Renewal)

Preapproved Training

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