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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 '17 *Available Now! November 17, 2017
Summer '17Available Now! March 30, 2018
Winter '18November 20, 2017 July 13, 2018

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

*Spring '17 is available until March 30, 2018 for the following release exams/modules: Marketing Cloud Email Specialist Certification Maintenance (Spring ’17), Marketing Cloud Social Specialist Certification Maintenance (Spring ’17), Salesforce Certified Pardot Specialist - Spring ‘17 Release Exam, Salesforce Certified Pardot Consultant and Specialist - Spring ‘17 Release Exam, Salesforce Certified Development Lifecycle and Deployment Designer – Spring ‘17 Release Exam, Salesforce Certified Identity and Access Management Designer – Spring ‘17 Release Exam, Salesforce Certified Integration Architecture Designer – Spring ‘17 Release Exam, Salesforce Certified Mobile Solutions Architecture Designer – Spring ‘17 Release Exam, Salesforce Certified Sharing and Visibility Designer – Spring ‘17 Release Exam, Salesforce Accredited Sales Professional - Spring '17 Release Exam