Work Experience

You can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by gaining work experience related to your CompTIA certification.

Receive CEUs for these activities:

How Many CEUs You Can Earn

Review the chart below to see the maximum number of CEUs you can earn for each qualifying activity during your three-year renewal cycle.








Work Experience

9 CEUs

9 CEUs

9 CEUs

9 CEUs

9 CEUs

9 CEUs

Work Experience

You can earn 3 CEUs per year during your renewal cycle for work experience related to your certification. Follow these requirements to earn and receive CEUs.

  • Timing: The work experience must be completed during your three-year renewal cycle.
  • Relevance: At least 50 percent of the work you are performing must relate to one or more of the exam objectives for the certification you’re renewing.
  • Documentation: To receive CEUs for your work experience, you will need to submit a letter from your employer on company letterhead containing the following information:
    1. Your name
    2. Current job title
    3. The Continuing Education (CE) year for which your work experience is being submitted
    4. Tasks you performed
    5. Signature of your supervisor

Please note, work orders, work performance reports and resumes are not valid documentation materials.

Popular Renewal Options

CompTIA Recertification

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CompTIA Certifications (Partial Renewal / Full Renewal)

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

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If you have questions about specific stages of the certification renewal process, head over to our Help pages to find additional information, or contact our customer service team.

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