Salesforce Certification

Completing the Salesforce Certification Programming Assignment and Essay Exam

Eligibility for The Salesforce Certification Programming Assignment

The Programming Assignment is the final component of the Salesforce Certified Advanced Developer and Salesforce Certified Platform Developer II credentials. By defending your position you prove your skill and expertise. 

To be eligible for the Advanced Developer Programming Assignment, you must have met the following criteria:

  • You have passed the Advanced Developer multiple-choice exam.
To be eligible for the Platform Developer II Programming Assignment, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • You have passed the Advanced Developer multiple-choice exam and the Platform Developer I and Platform Developer II transition exams.
  • You have passed the Platform Developer II multiple-choice exam

Registering for The Programming Assignment

Registration will remain open until capacity has been filled.  You should only register for one testing window.  Please review the Advanced Developer and Platform Developer II Programming Assignment registration policy for additional information.

After you have successfully registered for a testing window, you can expect the following:

  • You will have 30 days from the start of the testing window to complete your Programming Assignment and Essay exam.
  • You should budget a minimum of 20 hours to complete the Programming Assignment.
  • You will have 60 minutes to complete the proctored Essay exam in Webassessor.
  • Instructions for how to register for the Essay exam will be included in the packet you receive electronically at the time the Programming Assignment is distributed.

Please download the Advanced Developer Exam Guide or the Platform Developer II Exam Guide for more information about the exam.

Programming Assignment Registration AvailableTesting Window Open:
Programming Assignments Distributed
Testing Window Closed:
Programming Assignments Completion Deadline

Capacity Full

January 24, 2017

February 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m. PST
Capacity Full
April 25, 2017
May 25, 2017, 9:00 a.m. PST

  • Exam dates are subject to change at the discretion of Salesforce
  • Scenarios for Japanese candidates will be provided in the Japanese language.  Dates for Japanese Programming Assignments may differ from the English version.