Voucher Discounts: How to Save Money on Your IT Certifications (2019 Refresh)

by Debra B. McCraw | Aug 29, 2019

How to Save on IT Certs: 4 Ways to Get a Voucher DiscountGetting an IT certification is an investment in your career. Whether you’re just starting out in IT or preparing for your next move, having a CompTIA performance certification can not only get your foot in the door for an interview, but also prove to employers that you have the hands-on skills they’re looking for.

But with every investment comes a cost. The retail price for exam vouchers can be daunting, but there are ways to save money. Here are five ways to get a voucher discount on your next CompTIA exam.

5 Ways to Get a Voucher Discount

In general, there are five ways to save money on your CompTIA exam voucher. Some discounts are available to anyone and some are only available to students or as part of a training program. Here’s a quick breakdown of the main types of voucher discounts.

Type of Voucher Discount

How Much Can You Save?

Who
Is Eligible?

Bundle

Up to 42%*

Anyone

CompTIA Store Club

20%

Anyone in North America

IT Career News
Coupon Code

10%

IT Career News subscribers

Academic Store

40 to 65%

Current students

Training/College Courses

Up to 100%

Eligibility varies

 

1. Save with a Bundle

Purchasing a bundle is the easiest way for anyone to get a voucher discount. CompTIA combines exam vouchers with training materials into bundles to help you fully prepare for your certification exam and save up to 42%* off the retail price. Many bundles include the exam voucher, training materials and a retake voucher in case you don’t pass your exam on the first try. With a bundle, you can go into your exam with confidence knowing that you’ve set yourself up for success.

CompTIA offers three types of bundles, and most of them include the following products:

CompTIA Bundle Type

What’s Included in the Bundle?

Basic Bundle

Official CompTIA Study Guide eBook and exam voucher – some also include an exam retake voucher

Exam Prep Bundle

Official CompTIA Study Guide, CompTIA CertMaster Practice, an exam voucher and an exam retake voucher

eLearning Bundle

CompTIA CertMaster Learn, an exam voucher and an exam retake voucher

 

Many CompTIA exam vouchers can be purchased as part of a bundle, and more may be added in the future. When you’re ready to buy a voucher, check out the bundles in the CompTIA Store first. (When you're in the CompTIA Store, hover over or click "Bundles" in the menu bar. Bundles and pricing are subject to change. Discounts vary based on product.)

2. Subscribe and Save with the CompTIA Store Club

Would you like to save 20% on every exam voucher, learning product and bundle you purchase? The CompTIA Store Club makes this possible. For an annual payment of $49, you can activate a 20% off discount that applies to every product on the CompTIA Store – even bundles! There is no cap on ow much you can save in a year. (This offer is currently available to legal residents of the United States and Canada, age 18 and older.)

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3. Get a Voucher Discount from IT Career News

Did you know you that IT Career News readers can sign up to get 10% off their next purchase in the CompTIA Store? Just by subscribing to this blog, you can save on your next training product or exam voucher. Sign up today and grab your 10% off code. P.S. You can also click on the ad on this page.

4. Student Voucher Discounts

Actively registered students of four-year-degree institutions can get a 40% discount on vouchers and a 65% discount on learning products in the CompTIA Academic Store.

How to Get a CompTIA Student Discount

  1. Go to the CompTIA Academic Store.
  2. Discounts are already applied and reflected in the prices you see in the CompTIA Academic Store, so simply add the item(s) you want to your cart. Please note there are limitations on quantity and frequency of purchases.
  3. Upon checkout, enter your student information for CompTIA to verify.
  4. Start studying and get certified!

5. Other Voucher Discounts

Depending on where you live and what you qualify for, you may be able to get trained and certified for free (or nearly free). Government agencies and nonprofits offer free IT training programs that include certifications. If you don’t qualify for these free programs, you may be able to find a paid training program or college course that includes the certification. Learn more about programs that help you save money on CompTIA A+.

Getting an IT certification is an investment that will pay back in spades. But, if you need a more economic way to get certified, you have options. Bundles, discounts and training programs that include certifications can all help you save money when buying a voucher.

Buy a CompTIA bundle today! (When you're in the CompTIA Store, hover over or click "Bundles" in the menu bar.)

*Bundles and pricing are subject to change. Discounts varies based on product.

45 Comments

  • Alrick Parkin

    Friday, September 14, 2018

    I am an IT Instructir at Trios College how can I for about registering to take the project+ certification?

  • Friday, September 14, 2018

    Hi, Alrick! You can check with your college to see if they offer discounted vouchers. If not, you can purchase your voucher in the CompTIA store: https://store.comptia.org Good luck!

  • Segun Festus l Ajayi

    Friday, September 14, 2018

    what about people that want to renew their certificate, is there no discount? Thanks Segun

  • Danielle Devon Jefferies

    Friday, September 14, 2018

    I was a student just graduated a few months ago what can I do

  • Friday, September 14, 2018

    Hi, Segun! Thanks for your question. You have lots of options to renew your certification at different price points. Check out the options for your certification here: https://certification.comptia.org/continuing-education/choose/renewal-options

  • Friday, September 14, 2018

    Hi, Danielle! If you are not a current student, consider buying a bundle or signing up for the discount code from the blog. Good luck!

  • James King

    Friday, September 14, 2018

    I achieved my BS in IT/Networking, is it possible to get a voucher to take the "A" plus and Networking exam?

  • Lewis A Jarman

    Saturday, September 15, 2018

    I just completed a IT Support class where I passed the CompTIA 901 exam but not the 902. Can I get a discount voucher to take the 902 again and if so what time frame do I have to get the discount and take the test ? Thanks, Lewis Jarman

  • Daniel Griffin

    Saturday, September 15, 2018

    I'm in a course at Withlacoochee Technical College in Inverness Fl, the exam voucher was already purchased using my Pell Grant, can I get a rebate using any of these discounts?

  • Monday, September 17, 2018

    Hi, Daniel! You'll have to check with your school on this one. Good luck!

  • Monday, September 17, 2018

    Hi, Lewis! You can absolutely buy a bundle or sign up for the IT Careers Newsletter to get a voucher discount. The others would depend on whether or not you qualify. The voucher expiration date is typically one year from the time of purchase. I would recommend the CompTIA A+ Deluxe Bundle, which includes CompTIA CertMaster Practice for the 902 exam, a voucher and a retake voucher. CertMaster Practice is an adaptive exam prep tool that will help you identify what you know and what you need to work on so you can focus your studies. Good luck!

  • Monday, September 17, 2018

    Hi, James! Thanks for your question. Yes, you may purchase a voucher for both A+ and Network+. You'll probably want to take some time to prepare, and CompTIA A+ consists of two exams, so I would recommend starting with A+ and then moving on to Network+. Since you've already graduated, your best bet for a discount is likely a bundle. That will give you not only the voucher, but also training products and a retake voucher, just in case. Good luck!

  • John Piper

    Friday, September 21, 2018

    I am currently disabled federally but want to try to get off of it. I attended college and graduated but really hasn't helped. Companies are going past me due to lack of certs (DeVry didnt offer certs nor did anyone tell me their value). Basically I can't financially afford the test is there any options for me? Thank you for your response.

  • Friday, September 21, 2018

    Hi, John! Thanks for your question. You may be able to get your certification paid for by a nonprofit or U.S. Department of Labor CareerOneStop Center that offers workforce development programs. This article has links to several options: https://certification.comptia.org/faq/how-much-does-the-a-plus-certification-cost Good luck!

  • Chinonso Emmanuel Nwangwu

    Friday, September 21, 2018

    How about active duty military, there any discounts for people in the military?

  • Friday, September 21, 2018

    Hi, Chinonso! Thanks for your question. Your branch of the military may be able to provide you with a free voucher. Check with your CO to find out. Good luck!

  • Abdulwakil Abdulkarim

    Saturday, September 22, 2018

    Helo is this discount only U.S citizens?

  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    Hi, Abdulwakil! Thanks for your question. Bundles are available worldwide. Other discounts may vary due to location.

  • Larry Mitchell Jr.

    Saturday, September 29, 2018

    Hello, this is Larry here so I want to comment that I'm thinking about getting a bundle for the IT Fundementals certification so I can get my foot at the door so what the best discount I can go for at what price?

  • Monday, October 1, 2018

    Hi, Larry! Congratulations on starting your IT career. We offer both a deluxe bundle and a premier bundle for CompTIA IT Fundamentals+. If you are brand new to IT, I would recommend the premier bundle, as it includes an eBook so you can learn the material AND CertMaster Practice that will help you prepare for your exam. Good luck!

  • Steve Tucholski

    Monday, December 3, 2018

    Are there any special discounts for veterans?

  • Monday, December 3, 2018

    Hi, Steve! Thanks for your question. CompTIA does not offer veterans discounts per se; however, there are numerous workforce development programs for veterans that include CompTIA certifications, and you may even be able to use the GI Bill to get certified. Read more here: https://certification.comptia.org/it-career-news/post/view/2017/11/09/how-to-use-the-gi-bill-for-it-certifications Good luck!

  • Amit

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    HI there I am currently doing Network Engineering in New Zealand and I have student email, ID but here no one use .edu email we use .ac for academic how to get student discount with this. I want to do Security+ I already have A+ thank you.

  • Monday, December 10, 2018

    Hi, Amit! Thanks for your question. Student discounts in the Academic Marketplace are currently only available to students in the United States. Best of luck on your certification!

  • Faruk Mamaniat

    Monday, December 24, 2018

    Hello - I am in the UK and I'm on long-term sickness state benefit (just $150/week for myself and partner) as I am disabled. Is there a way to get a discount? I am interested in the Cybersecurity pathway (Sec+, Pentest+, Cysa+, CASP). Thanks.

  • Wednesday, January 2, 2019

    Hi, Faruk! Thanks for your question. CompTIA bundles and the IT Career News 10% discount are available to anyone. You can also check with your local employment/workforce development office to see if they can help you out. Good luck!

  • Kyle Largent

    Friday, March 15, 2019

    Hello I’m in the marine corps and I was wondering if there was a military discount?

  • Friday, March 15, 2019

    Hi, Kyle! Thanks for your question. Your branch of the military may be able to provide you with a free voucher. Check with your CO to find out. Good luck!

  • Meredith Rigsby

    Monday, April 1, 2019

    Do you offer discounts for active duty military and their spouses? I was net + certified in 2015 and my certification has since expired and I'm looking to recertify

  • Tuesday, April 2, 2019

    Hi, Meredith! Thanks for your question. CompTIA does not offer discounts specifically for active military and spouses; however, you do have options. First, check with your CO, as they may have vouchers available. Also, Creating IT Futures, CompTIA's philanthropic arm, recently launched online classes for IT-Ready and is giving preference to veterans, transitioning military and military spouses. Learn more here: https://www.creatingitfutures.org/about/news/details/creating-it-futures-takes-its-successful-it-ready-career-training-online

  • Konda

    Thursday, April 4, 2019

    Hello - I serve in the US Army Reserve. Can i get military discount?

  • Meredith Rigsby

    Saturday, April 6, 2019

    Do you offer discounts for active duty military and their spouses? I was net + certified in 2015 and my certification has since expired and I'm looking to recertify

  • p. smith

    Monday, May 13, 2019

    Hi can I pay for the CompTIA security on a U S site and sit the exam in the UK.....cant get any discounts over here

  • Monday, May 13, 2019

    Hello! Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, exam vouchers must be purchased in the country that they will be used in - so vouchers purchased from the U.S. store must be used at a U.S. testing center. That said, your school or employer may qualify for discounts - please contact us using the form on this page with specific questions: https://certification.comptia.org/contact-us

  • Elias Dayeh

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    Hi, I am a student in Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland/UK , am I eligible for the student discount? Regards Elias Dayeh

  • Monday, June 17, 2019

    Hi, Elias! Thanks for your question. At this time, only students in the United States are eligible for the Academic Marketplace. However, you can get a discount by purchasing a bundle or signing up for our newsletter to get the 10% off coupon. Good luck!

  • Steve A Bamigboye

    Monday, July 22, 2019

    Hi, Why is it that student in Canada are not offered student discounts. Why the difference between student in USA and Canada or what are the options for student in Canada.

  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019

    Hi, Steve! Thanks for your question. This is because we are only able to verify U.S. students through our current process. However, any of CompTIA's academic partners can facilitate discounts on behalf of their students. If you are interested in getting a discount, please have your school contact us. Good luck!

  • Lorin

    Saturday, August 31, 2019

    Under "4. Student Voucher Discounts" above, it states "... students of four-year-degree institutions can get ..." What about two-year institutions such as Community Colleges?

  • Roger Joe

    Monday, September 2, 2019

    I have completed the training but is studying the take the exams, I also have to retake two of the exams.

  • Logan Yates

    Monday, September 2, 2019

    Hello! I was wondering if the student discount applies to high school students. I am currently enrolled in John Jay Science and Engineering Academy, if that is at all relevant. Thank you!

  • Wednesday, September 4, 2019

    Hello! Currently the student discount only applies to students of four-year-degree institutions. Thanks!

  • Scott

    Friday, September 13, 2019

    Ditto on Lorin's question. Why not 2-year institutions like community colleges? CC's are where many people start their IT training and degree pursuits, and are more geared toward getting the real-world tech education that CompTIA certs help to demonstrate.

  • Nicolas Guarino

    Friday, September 13, 2019

    I work for NTTData, as a help desk analyst. They offer free A+ testing to full time employees. My problem is in two years they still havent moved me from my Contracting role to a full time employee. Are there any vouchers that I can take advantage of for savings, as i have been passed over many other jobs ive applied for for others with A+ certs.

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    Hello! Thank you for the questions regarding discounts for students at two-year universities. We are able to manually verify the status of students at some two-year colleges. When you check out of the CompTIA Academic Store, you'll be asked to upload documentation showing proof of your student status.

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