Salesforce Certification

Maintaining a Credential

To maintain Salesforce certification credentials, all certified professionals must successfully complete annual release exams specific to their credential. To learn more about maintaining your credential, please visit this knowledge article.

Release Exam Schedule

Depending on the credential you hold, you may have anywhere from one to three release exams to complete per year. Please visit this knowledge article to understand how many release exams are associated with your credential. Release exams will be available according to the schedule below. Salesforce Certified Professionals will be notified by email when release training materials and exams become available.

Release ExamDate AvailableCompletion Deadline
Spring ‘16Available Now!* See Note Below
Summer ‘16Available Now!March 24, 2017
Winter ‘17
Available Now!July 14, 2017
Spring '17March 27, 2017 November 17, 2017
Summer '17 July 17, 2017 March 30, 2018
Winter '18November 20, 2017 July 13, 2018

NOTE: Exam dates are subject to change at the discretion of Salesforce.

*Salesforce Specialist and Designer release exams are published once per year and are included in the Spring release. For Spring '16, the Specialist release exams have a completion deadline of March 24, 2017. Designer release exams will launch in Spring '17.