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Maintaining a Credential

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

It is now easier than ever to stay up-to-date on your Salesforce credential maintenance.  Visit the Credential Status Request tool to receive an email that provides you with a list of all credentials you hold, your required release exams, and due dates.  Learn more about how this tool works in our handy 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 *-- See Below*
Summer '17-- April 6, 2018
Winter '18Available Now! July 13, 2018
Spring '18Available Now!November 2, 2018
Summer '18July 16, 2018November 2, 2018

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

*Spring '17 is available until April 6, 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


Certification Maintenance Is Moving To Trailhead!

Effective with the Summer ‘18 release cycle, the Administrator, Platform App Builder and Platform Developer I maintenance exams will join the Marketing Cloud Email and Social Specialist maintenance exams on Trailhead. All other maintenance exams will remain in Webassessor, but will be migrated to Trailhead by the end of January, 2019. Check out this article and timeline for additional information.