CompTIA A+ Recertification Exam for Continuing Education


The CompTIA A+ Recertification Exam offers an efficient option for renewing active, qualifying CompTIA A+ CE Certifications. The Recertification Exam bridges the competencies measured by earlier versions of the CompTIA A+ certification exams and the current 900-series exams. In addition to validating objectives new to the 900-series, the A+ Recertification Exam also assesses a subset of the knowledge and skills rated by industry experts as being the most relevant for on-the-job performance.

Am I eligible?

The current CompTIA A+ Recertification Exam, RC0-903, is available to anyone who earned their certification by passing the A+ 800-series set of exams (or earlier), and has maintained an active A+ CE certification. Good-for-life certifications are not available for renewal.

How does the A+ recertification exam work?

  • The A+ Recertification exam is another way in which to renew your active A+ CE certification.
  • CompTIA will notify those who qualify to take the A+ Recertification exam via email. The notification email will contain instructions, including a Private Access Code (PAC) needed to register for the exam.
  • The A+ Recertification Exam may be completed online at any location where Internet connectivity is available and meets minimum system requirements.
  • You may complete your exam once you have paid the exam fee and registered for the test.
  • You have 45 days from the registration date to complete the Recertification Exam. To qualify, the exam must be completed before your CE certification expiration date.
  • If you plan on taking a Recertification Exam to fulfill your current A+ renewal requirements and you pass the exam, the CE Fees are waived.
  • Upon passing the A+ Recertification Exam, your certification record will be updated automatically. Your new three-year CE Renewal Cycle dates will be displayed on the Continuing Education page in your certification record.

Exam Details

Exam Codes RC0-903
Launch Date July 7, 2016
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
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).
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

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