Google Cloud technology is ever-evolving. We require recertification to ensure that you're maintaining your skills on the updated technology and platforms. Unless explicitly stated in the detailed exam descriptions, all Google cloud certifications are valid for two years from the date certified. You must recertify in order to maintain your certification status and certificate number. As one of the benefits of being Google Cloud certified, you will receive a 50% discount code applicable toward your recertification.


For more information, review the FAQs below:

  1. Will I be notified when I need to recertify?

Yes. You will receive renewal notifications 90, 60, and 30 days prior to your expiration date. Reminder emails will be sent to the email address used during exam registration.

  1. Can I try to get recertified before the start of the 60 day period?

No. You may not attempt the same exam while currently certified unless you are within the recertification eligibility period starting 60 days prior to your certification expiration date. If you violate these terms, your exam result will be rejected, you forfeit any exam fees paid, any current certification(s) may be revoked, and you could be suspended from the Google Certification Program.

  1. I didn't receive the notification that my certification expired. What happens now?

We use your primary email address in your Webassessor profile for all Google Cloud Certification communications. Please contact us if you want to update your email address for notification purposes.

  1. My certification expired. What happens now?

To continue receiving the certification benefits, you will need to take the exam again to recertify. Please note that taking the exam after your certification expires will not renew the same certification; you will be allotted a new certification Series ID, and you must pay the full list price of the exam. (Exceptions may apply, refer to #5)

  1.  Why is Google Cloud certification extending the recertification grace period instead of extending the expiration date of my certification?

Google Cloud certifications assess whether an individual’s skills are current. If an individual has not been assessed on a regular basis, the Google Cloud certification team cannot confidently validate that a user’s skills are current. We will not extend certification expiration dates, as doing so would incorrectly uphold the status of some individuals who do not have the requisite skills to be Google Cloud certified. The purpose of the extended recertification grace period is to ease any pressure to attempt an exam while the availability of test sessions remains scarce, while allowing you to retain your Series ID and your access to the Google Cloud Certified community.

We acknowledge that recertification is essential to some users who need to validate their knowledge and skills. We encourage these users to attempt an exam to keep their certification current.

  6.  Can I recertify by passing a beta exam?

Yes, you may participate in a beta exam regardless of your certification status. If you are already certified, passing a beta exam counts as recertification and your two-year certification term restarts. You are only allowed one attempt on the beta exam. If you don't pass the beta exam, you must wait for the final version of the exam to open to the general public and try again. Failing a beta exam does not count toward the total allowable attempts on the final exam (4 attempts). More information about beta exams can be found here.


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