API Engineer Professional Exam Retirement


Why are we retiring the Apigee API Engineer exam?

API technologies at Google Cloud are constantly evolving, and so has the traditional scope of the API Engineer role since the exam was first launched. As the role of Apigee in the Google Cloud ecosystem expands and we introduce new API-related products, it is important to keep up with those changes and reflect them in an underlying learning portfolio. For this reason, the Apigee API Engineer certification was retired on February 5, 2021.


What does this mean for those already certified?

Your Apigee API Engineer certification is still recognized and valid until the expiration date. No action is required on your behalf.


What does this mean for those who have expired certifications?

Google Cloud recognizes your efforts and celebrates your achievement. Please note that all certifications have a limited validity period to keep pace with changes in technologies and job role responsibilities.

You will soon have new opportunities to showcase your expertise, as Google Cloud reimagines the credentials on offer. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements on this topic.


When is the Apigee API Engineer exam being retired?

The exam was retired on February 5, 2021 at 12:01 AM PST. 


What does this mean if I am already certified?

The Apigee API Engineer certification has a 2-year expiration date. You will continue to be certified until your certification expires. There will not be an opportunity for individuals to recertify as the exam was retired on February 5, 2021.


I was Apigee API Engineer certified, but my certification expired. What does this mean for me? 

If you did not renew your certification on or before February 5, 2021 at 12:01 AM PST, your certification status will become inactive once it expires. If you recertified before February 5, 2021, you will continue to be certified until your certification expires. 


Is there a replacement for the Apigee certification?

Google Cloud offers a wide variety of training and credentialing opportunities for Apigee. API engineers can benefit from completing the Developing APIs with Google Cloud’s Apigee API Platform course. 

The role of APIs keeps expanding at Google Cloud. Stay tuned for announcements later in the year related to exciting new credentials and ways for you to showcase your API development skills.


Where can I learn more about other Apigee training and assessment offerings?

For information about Apigee, please visit the Apigee product page and the Apigee and API Management training page.


I purchased vouchers for my company. What happens to them?

Unused, unexpired vouchers purchased by your company from Apigee will be replaced with the same number of vouchers for Google Cloud certifications.


Can I get a refund for my unused scheduled exam?

Any exams purchased for the Apigee API Engineer certification must have been executed on or before February 5, 2021 at 12:01 AM PST


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