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.
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 Exam||Date Available||Completion Deadline|
|Spring ‘16||Available Now!||* See Note Below
|Summer ‘16||Available Now!||March 24, 2017|
||Available Now!||July 14, 2017
|Spring '17||March 27, 2017||November 17, 2017|
|Summer '17||July 17, 2017||March 30, 2018|
|Winter '18||November 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.