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Pegasystems Certified Professional Programs

Pegasystems Certified Professional Programs

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Pega Academy™ has created a worldwide community of thousands of Pega Certified Professionals, drawn together by their commitment to excel in their ability to optimize the value of Pega solutions.

The Professional Certification Program has been established to attest that individuals have the appropriate skills and body of knowledge to be a primary contributor for a successful Pega implementation and roll-out. Based on your interest, role or career path, you can register for one of the exams below and become a part of our growing professional community.

Please note:

Test Center closed due to COVID-19? Online Proctored (OnVUE) exam delivery is available in most countries. Take an exam online in the comfort of your home. A Pearson VUE proctor will monitor via webcam and audio. View requirements, policies, and procedures in the OnVUE exam delivery page. Please note that exams are proctored only in English.

New exams available:

  • Certified Pega Business Architect version 8.7: PEGAPCBA87V1
  • Certified Pega System Architect version 8.7: PEGAPCSA87V1
  • Certified Pega Senior System Architect version 8.7: PEGAPCSSA87V1
  • Certified Pega Data Scientist version 8.7: PEGAPCDS87V1
  • Certified Pega Decisioning Consultant version 8.7: PEGAPCDC87V1

Exam retirements:

  • Certified Pega Data Scientist version 8.6 (PEGAPCDS86V1): Retired May 31, 2022.
  • Certified Pega Decisioning Consultant (PEGAPCDC86V1): All attempts, including retakes, must be completed by June 30, 2022.
  • Certified Pega Business Architect (PEGAPCBA86V1), Certified Pega System Architect (PEGAPCSA86V1), Certified Pega Senior System Architect (PEGAPCSSA86V1): All attempts, including retakes, must be completed by September 30, 2022.

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Pegasystems Certification Certificates

Certifications will display in your Pega transcript within 1-3 business days after the date of the exam, unless there is a Pega account issue that needs to be manually resolved. If there is an account issue, your certification may take an additional 3-7 days to display in your transcript.

You will receive a notification from the Pega Certification team when your PDF certificate is available to view and download. Please note: The email address you provide when registering in Pearson VUE is the email address where you will receive notification of the availability of your PDF certificate.

To retrieve a soft copy of your certification: Log into Pega Academy using your Pega account. Navigate to your Pega Account Profile > Achievements > Click the Download link under your certification. Note that in order to retrieve your certificate, the email address used in your Pearson VUE account must also be in your Pega account as either your primary or alternate email address. For more information, including Pega registration, please visit our Certification FAQs.


First-time test takers must create a Pearson VUE web account. Appointments may be made up to one business day in advance.

If you are a Pega employee, learn about your exam delivery options in Pega Community.

Exam Preparation

Your Path to Certification

Pega Academy delivers in-depth programs that are designed, developed and taught by certified experts to support increasing your skills. Please visit the Pega Academy Certification Path page for more information.

Exam Retake Rule:

  • You must wait at least 3 calendar days after your first attempt to take the exam again. Third attempts must wait at least 14 calendar days after the second attempt.
  • Each exam may be taken for a total of 3 times in a 12 month period. The 12 month period starts from the date the first exam is taken. For example, if the first exam is taken on May 1, 2014, a candidate may take the same exam 2 more times before May 1, 2015.
  • You must pay the full exam fee each time you take the exam.

Please see the Pegasystems Certification Program FAQs and Policies page for additional information.

NDA Important to note:

  • Every Pegasystems exam will require you to accept the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).
  • You are given up to 5 minutes of your total exam time to accept this agreement.
  • If you do not accept the agreement the testing system will immediately shut off your exam.
  • Review the NDA in detail.
Last updated 2022-06-27