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Completing the Certified Technical Architect Review Board Exam

To earn the Salesforce Certified Technical Architect credential, candidates must successfully pass a Review Board exam.  To qualify to take the Salesforce Certified Technical Architect Certification Review Board exam, candidates must meet the prerequisites. During the exam, you will be provided with a hypothetical scenario with detailed customer requirements, and be asked to synthesize the information, design an optimal architecture solution, and present and justify your recommended solution in front of a panel of judges.

  • 4 hours (including breaks) allotted to complete the exam
  • No reference materials are allowed at any time during the exam which includes the use of smart phones and watches
  • 2 hours of preparation time prior to review board exam (no breaks during this time)
  • Registration fee is USD 6000, plus applicable taxes as required per local law
  • Retake fee is USD 3000, plus applicable taxes as required per local law

For detailed information on the Architect Review Board Exam, please see the exam guide.

Review Board Schedule

The Certified Technical Architect Review Board schedule is below. All candidates must appear in person to complete this certification. 

For additional information, open a case.

Review Board DatesLocationRegistrationStatus
December 4 - 15, 2017Atlanta, GACLOSEDCLOSED
December 4 - 15, 2017San Francisco, CACLOSEDCLOSED

  • Exam dates and locations are subject to change at the discretion of Salesforce
  • Review the Registration Process below for more information on how to apply

  • * Please open a case to request availability

Review Board Registration Process

To demonstrate interest in an upcoming Architect Review Board exam, the following must be completed:

  • Open a case with the following fields:
    • Question Type: Exam Registration
    • Question Detail: Technical Architect Review Board
    • Description Field: Enter the Review Board Date and Location you are interested in
  • Shortly thereafter, you will receive a questionnaire to help us better understand your experience and preparation to date.
  • Next, you will be scheduled to meet with a member of the Architect program team to discuss next steps for success!


  • If you have shown interest in an Architect Review Board that is planned within a few months from when you opened a case, there may be some delay to your response, but you will be contacted.
  • Candidates who have earned both the Salesforce Certified Application Architect AND the Salesforce Certified System Architect credentials have demonstrated a higher success rate. As such, exam slots for upcoming Review Boards are being prioritized for those candidates. Additional factors such as Salesforce Platform experience and additional work toward exam preparation will also be considered.