Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the Liferay Certification Program?

A: The Liferay Certification Program is a new offering from Liferay, Inc., the world's leading open source portal provider. Liferay certification is designed to provide recognition of technology professionals who have objectively demonstrated their mastery of a particular Liferay technology or skill.

Q: Why should I get certified?

A: A certification from Liferay provides proof that you possess the skills set and knowledge necessary to immediately add value to any Liferay project. In a tight job market, Liferay certification will provide a competitive advantage over non-certified candidates.

Q: Why should I hire certified Liferay professionals?

A: Achieving a Liferay certification demonstrates that an individual has made a commitment to learn not just the basics of Liferay technologies, but to dive deeper into fundamentals and best practices. Understanding the right way to do things will lead to more resilient and maintainable Liferay solutions.

Q: Who should get certified?

A: Any technology professional that spends a significant time working with Liferay Portal should consider certification as a way to demonstrate Liferay expertise. Initially, Liferay will be offering the Liferay Professional Developer certification. Additional certification offerings are being developed to address other audiences and mastery levels.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: Exam pricing information can be found on the individual exam detail pages.

Q: Will my Liferay certification expire?

A: Liferay certifications do not expire, but they are tied to specific Liferay versions. Liferay recommends that you keep your certifications current by recertifying on the latest Liferay releases as they become available.

Q: How should I prepare?

A: Exam blueprints and hints for preparing for exams can be found on the exam detail page for each exam.

Q: Do I have to attend Liferay Training?

A: Attending Liferay Training is not required, but it is highly recommended. Exams are based primarily on content that is covered in Liferay Training.

Q: How do I register?

A: Liferay certification exams are administered through Prometric.  Exam candidates can start the registration process by visiting Prometric's Liferay Test Sponsor Site.

Q: Can I cancel/reschedule my exam appointment?

A: If you reschedule and/or cancel an exam at least 30 days before the exam date, there will be no fee. A fee of $35 will be charged for reschedules and/or cancellations made 5-29 days in advance. Reschedules and/or cancellations will not be allowed less than 5 days of the exam date.

Q: What will I receive when I pass the exam?

A: Successful candidates will receive a digital certificate stating that they have successfully achieved the certification credential. They will also be authorized to use the certification title and logo on their business cards and other professional collateral.

Q: Can I retake the exam if I don't pass the first time?

A: If you do not achieve a passing score, you may attempt the exam again after a 21-day waiting period. After the second attempt, you will be required to wait three months for any subsequent attempts. You are not allowed to retake any beta exams.