AWS Certification

AWS Certification helps learners build credibility and confidence by validating their cloud expertise with an industry-recognized credential and organizations identify skilled professionals to lead cloud initiatives using AWS.

We offer role-based certifications to validate expertise for those in Cloud Practitioner, Architect, Developer, and Operations roles, plus Specialty certifications to validate advanced skills in specific technical areas. View our learning paths to find training to help you build skills and prepare for AWS Certification.

10 AWS Certification badges for Foundational, Associate, Professional and Specialty AWS Certifications

Available AWS Certifications


Knowledge-based certification for foundational understanding of AWS Cloud. No prior experience needed.

  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Foundational


Role-based certifications that validate advanced skills and knowledge required to design secure, optimized, and modernized applications and to automate processes on AWS. 2 years of prior AWS Cloud experience recommended.

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional


Role-based certifications that showcase your knowledge and skills on AWS and build your credibility as an AWS Cloud professional. Prior cloud and/or strong on-premises IT experience recommended.

  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate
  • AWS Certified Developer Associate
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate
  • AWS Certified Data Engineer Associate


Dive deeper and position yourself as a trusted advisor to your stakeholders and/or customers in these strategic areas. Refer to the exam guides on the exam pages for recommended experience.

  • AWS Certified Advanced Networking Specialty
  • AWS Certified Database Specialty
  • AWS Certified SAP on AWS Specialty
  • AWS Certified Machine Learning Specialty
  • AWS Certified Security Specialty
  • AWS Certified Data Analytics Specialty

Frequently asked questions

Q. Which AWS Certification is right for me?
Q. What is the best way for me to prepare for my exam?
A. The best preparation for certification exams is practical experience. We recommend six months to two years of hands-on experience using AWS. We also offer training and materials to help you prepare.

View the AWS Certification Preparation page for recommended training, practice exams, exam guides, whitepapers, sample questions, and other resources.
Q. How do I register for an AWS Certification exam?
A. To register for an exam, sign in to and click Certification in the top navigation. Next, click AWS Certification Account, followed by Schedule New Exam.
Q. I am a minor. Am I eligible to take an AWS Certification exam?
A. Candidates ages 13-17 are permitted to take AWS Certification exams with the consent of their parent or legal guardian. For more details, please see the AWS Certification FAQ page, under the “About AWS Certification” tab.
Last updated 2024-06-12