Check Point Certification Testing

Check Point Certifications mean expertise with the technology that secures the internet for all Fortune and Global 100 companies. The benefits of becoming Check Point certified include the skills to support Check Point products, expert access to our SecureKnowledge database and advanced product documentation. See more »

Getting Started

A Check Point User Center or PartnerMAP account profile is required to receive benefits for Check Point certifications. If you do not have a Check Point User Center account please create an account here. If you are not sure about your account status, please contact Account Services for verification.

For results to post to your User Center account, your Pearson VUE account MUST use the same email address as your User Center account.

Check Point Certification News

R77 Exams - End of Life

In conjunction with the Enterprise Software Support Timeline for R77.30, we will be bringing an End of Life to the following R77 Certification exams:

  • 156-215.77 – Check Point Certified Security Administrator
  • 156-315.77 – Check Point Certified Security Expert
  • 156-915.77 – Check Point Certified Security Expert Update
  • 156-820.77 – Multi-Domain Security Management with VSX
  • 156-115.77 – Check Point Certified Security Master

These exams will be no longer be available after September 30, 2019. However, any R77 certification will still be valid until its expiration date. To check the prerequisites for our exams and to see which one you qualify for please reference the Certification FAQ.

R80  R80.x Exam News

The Check Point Certified Security Master - R80 exam is now available! This exam is based on the R80.10 CCSM certification training course.

To qualify for this exam the candidate must have been certified as either R77 CCSM or R80 CCSE.
A candidate with an expired R77 CCSM is eligible to take the R80.10 CCSM.
R80.10 CCSM exam number:

156-115.80 – Check Point Certified Security Master – R80

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Register for an Exam via OnVUE online proctoring

All Check Point exams are available via Pearson VUE OnVUE online proctoring, which allows you to take any exam from almost any location and at any time. Exams are delivered by a live proctor to your workstation. To register, visit

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Check Point’s Professional Certifications/Proctored Exams

Check Point’s professional certifications will continue to be delivered at Pearson VUE’s Authorized Testing Centers. CCSA and CCSE (proctored exams) are priced $250 USD and CCSM $350.

These include the 156-215.xx exams for CCSA, 156-315.xx exams to complete the CCSE requirement, 156-820.77 for the CCMSE, and 156-115.77 for the CCSM.

Updating an older CCSE certification.

You can update any previous CCSE to R80 by taking the proctored 156-915.80 exam. Any pre-R77 CCSE can update to R77 by taking the 156-915.77 exam. Check Point Policy does not allow the retaking of the same exam to update.

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Check Point’s Accreditation/Un-proctored Exams

Check Point is discontinuing the program of 2 accreditations extending a CCSE for 1 year, effective June 30, 2018. The accreditation exams will still be available after June 30, however, they will not count towards extending a CCSE.

Any pre-R80 CCSE may recertify by challenging the R80 CCSE Update exam (156-915.80)

For the R77 CCSE that does not wish to challenge the R80 CCSE Update exam, they may continue to certify on the R77 path by taking the following exams:

156-115.77 Check Point Certified Security Master (CCSM)

156-820.77 Multi-Domain Security Management with VSX (CCSME)

Both of these core (2-year) certifications are on the top level for Check Point. Even though the CCSE will eventually expire, once certified as a CCSM or CCMSE, the individual will receive all of the privileges of a CCSE and are not required to recertify the CCSE.

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Check Point’s Practice Exams

The R80 CCSA and CCSE practice exams are now available!

Check Point offers practice exams for the proctored certification exams. Each practice exam is a subset of questions from the actual exam. Each question is accompanied by the correct answer. These 40-question exams are $50 USD.

156-601 – Security Administrator Practice Exam R77
156-602 – Security Expert Practice Exam R77
156-603 – Security Administrator Practice Exam R80
156-604 – Security Expert Practice Exam R80

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Certification Updates

The Check Point R77 CCSA, 156- 215.77 and CCSE, 156-315.77 exams will remain available until further notice. The retirement date for the R77 exams will be announced 90 days prior on this site.

Check out Check Point’s Certified Professionals Only page for access to the latest high resolution logos.

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Who Owns Your Certification

Regardless of who pays for the exam, you, the exam candidate own the results. Your exam history is linked to your Certified Professional ID number granted the first time you create a Pearson VUE account. You should never create another one. If you change employers, you need only contact Account Services ( and they will assist you in moving your records to a new account.

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Last updated 2019-07-08