Recertify with a CompTIA Recertification Exam

The CompTIA Recertification Exam Series bridges the content gap between the exam that you passed and the exam objectives of the most current release.

Overview and Eligibility

You are eligible to take a CompTIA recertification exam if you passed an earlier version and your certification has not expired.

What You Need to Know

  • Timing: Once you register for your exam, you have 45 days to complete it. You must pass the CompTIA recertification exam during your three-year renewal cycle.
  • Relevance: The exam must match the CompTIA certification you are renewing. If you hold higher-level CompTIA certifications, you will want to review your options to renew the highest level that you have, as it will automatically renew qualifying lower-level CompTIA certifications.
  • Documentation: After passing the exam, CompTIA will automatically renew your certification. You will not need to submit further documentation.
  • CE Fees: The CE fees are waived if you pass a recertification exam. CompTIA recertification exams follow the same policies as full CompTIA exams.

CompTIA A+ Recertification Exam Details

Exam Codes RC0-903
Launch Date July 7, 2016
Eligibility  Candidates MUST have:
  • An active A+ CE certification earned by passing exams from the 800-series or earlier.
  • Received an email from CompTIA containing a Private Access Code (PAC).
Exam Description The CompTIA A+ Recertification Exam covers these domains:
  • 1.0 Mobile Devices (6% of total)
  • 2.0 Windows Operating Systems (20% of total)
  • 3.0 Other Operating Systems and Technologies (11% of total)
  • 4.0 Troubleshooting (Hardware/Software) (59% of total)
  • 5.0 Operational Procedures (4% of total)
Recertification Exam Objectives Download 
Number of Questions 50
Type of Questions Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response)
Length of Test 75 Minutes
Passing Score 700 (on a scale of 900)
Delivery Non-proctored Pearson IBT
CEU Impact
  • Only candidates with an active A+ CE certification will receive CEU credit.
  • Passing the exam will automatically renew your existing A+ CE. Please allow 1-3 days for your record to be updated.
Price $100 USD

CompTIA Network+ Recertification Exam Details

Exam Codes RC0-N06
Launch Date Oct 13, 2016
Eligibility Candidates MUST have:
  • An active Network+ CE certification earned by passing exam N10-005 or earlier.
  • Received an email from CompTIA containing a Private Access Code (PAC).
Exam Description

The CompTIA Network+ Recertification Exam covers these domains:

  • 1.0 Network Architecture (17% of total)
  • 2.0 Network Operations (15% of total)
  • 3.0 Network Security (20% of total)
  • 4.0 Troubleshooting (28% of total)
  • 5.0 Industry standards, practices, and network theory (20% of total)
Recertification Exam Objectives  Download 
Number of Questions 45
Type of Questions Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response)
Length of Test 75 Minutes
Passing Score 7​20 (on a scale of 100-900)
Delivery Non-proctored Pearson IBT
CEU Impact
  • Only candidates with an active Network+ CE certification will receive CEU credit.
  • Passing the exam will automatically renew your existing Network+ CE. Please allow 1-3 days for your record to be updated.
Price $175 USD

CompTIA Security+ Recertification Exam Details

Exam Codes RC0-501
Launch Date December 5, 2017
Eligibility Candidates MUST have:
  • An active Security+ CE certification earned by passing exam SY0-401 or earlier.
  • Received an email from CompTIA containing a Private Access Code (PAC).
Exam Description The Security Recertification Exam covers these domains:
  • 1.0 Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities (12% of total)
  • 2.0 Technologies and Tools (43% of total)
  • 3.0 Architecture and Design (9% of total)
  • 4.0 Identity and Access Management (27% of total)
  • 5.0 Cryptography and PKI (9% of total)
Recertification Exam Objectives Download 
Number of Questions 35
Type of Questions Multiple Choice questions (single and multiple response)
Length of Test 75 Minutes
Passing Score 750 (on a scale of 100-900)
Delivery Non-proctored Pearson IBT
CEU Impact
  • Only candidates with an active Security+ CE certification will receive CEU credit.
  • Passing the exam will automatically renew your existing Security+ CE. Please allow 1-3 days for your record to be updated.
Price $175 USD

CASP Recertification Exam Details

Exam Codes RC0-C02
Launch Date January 17, 2017
Eligibility Candidates MUST have:
  • An active CASP CE certification earned by passing exam CAS-001.
  • Received an email from CompTIA containing a Private Access Code (PAC).
Exam Description The CASP Recertification Exam covers these domains:
  • 1.0 Enterprise Security (42% of Total)
  • 2.0 Risk Management and Incident Response (11% of Total)
  • 3.0 Research and Analysis (17% of Total)
  • 4.0 Technical Integration of Enterprise Components (30% of Total)
Recertification Exam Objectives Download 
Number of Questions 40
Type of Questions Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response)
Length of Test 60 Minutes
Passing Score Pass/Fail only. No scaled score.
Delivery Non-proctored Pearson IBT
CEU Impact
  • Only candidates with an active CASP CE certification will receive CEU credit.
  • Passing the exam will automatically renew your existing CASP CE. Please allow 1-3 days for your record to be updated.
Price $175 USD

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