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Become a RIPE NCC Certified Professional

Showcase your skills and expertise by earning a RIPE NCC Certified Professionals digital badge!

A digital badge contains verifiable information about the skills and knowledge it certifies. It holds details about the exam and assessment criteria that can be verified by a third party. This programme invites you to become recognised as an Internet professional.

Who can become a Certified Professional?

You can, if you pass the exam.

Are you motivated and looking to advance your career? This programme will support people in becoming more easily recognised as Internet professionals. The first badge will validate your RIPE Database skills.

As a RIPE NCC Certified Professional, you will be able to showcase your skills and expertise more effectively across your professional networks.

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We will offer certification at three levels: Analyst, Associate and Expert. Over the coming year, we plan to add more certifications catering to professionals with varying levels of expertise.

Our very first certification is the RIPE Database Associate. Pilot testing is currently under way for this exam.

How it Works 

Once we have launched the programme, you will be able to schedule an exam at your convenience. The exams are conducted online, under the supervision of a live, remote proctor. This means that you can take the exam from home or work! 

Once you take the exam, you will be able to see your results instantly, and if you are successful, you will be able to receive and display your digital badge!

RIPE Database Associate Exam Pilot

We are currently running a pilot to test the RIPE Database Associate exam. If you participated in the pilot and would like to share your feedback about the testing experience, please email exams _at_ ripe _dot_ net.

We thank everyone who applied to participate in the pilot and wish you all the best!

If you'd like to learn more about we developed this programme, read this RIPE Labs article

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