Pega Academy: Our Certifications

Pega Academy
Our Certifications

Pega certified professionals share a commitment to excel at optimizing the value of Pega’s products.


Professional certification program

Our professional certification program has been established to attest that qualified individuals have the appropriate skills and body of knowledge to be a primary contributor for a successful implementation and roll-out of Pega’s products.

Pega Academy has created a worldwide community of thousands of Pega certified professionals who share a commitment to excel in their ability to optimize the value of the Pega platform. Based on your interest, role or career path, you can register for any of our exams and become a part of our growing professional community.

View all Pega Professional Certification Programs


Frequently Asked Questions

Certification Benefits

Certification demonstrates to your customers, partners, and colleagues that you have acquired the knowledge and skills required to be an effective contributor to the design and development of Pega applications.


Exam Registration and Locations

Pega certification exams are administered at a Pearson VUE testing center. There are locations worldwide. To find the test center nearest you, visit the Pearson VUE Test Center Locations page.

NOTE: Candidates enrolled in Pega’s New Hire Enablement program are provided information on how to register and take the exam at the Pegasystems headquarters’ authorized Pearson VUE testing center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


You can register for an exam by visiting or by calling Pearson VUE toll-free at: 800-433-1299 (North America). For Pearson VUE contact numbers in other locations, visit the Pearson VUE Support Contact page.

First-time test takers must create a Pearson VUE web account.

For CLSA Part 2 exam (application build) registration information, see the Certified Lead System Architect (CLSA) section below.


The cost for all Pearson VUE-hosted Pegasystems exams is currently $150 USD, payable with a valid credit card or exam voucher during your Pearson VUE exam registration process. Pearson VUE accepts MasterCard, VISA, American Express (Amex), and JCB credit cards only. Purchase orders, cash, and personal checks are not accepted.

The cost of Pega exams is subject to change. Please refer to the Pearson VUE site for current exam costs.

Registration for CLSA Exam Part 2 is requested by contacting [email protected] The cost for each Part 2 exam attempt is currently $1,000.00 (USD). Payment can be made using a valid credit card, purchase order, or wire transfer.


Yes, you can purchase vouchers for Pearson VUE exams directly from Pegasystems in the following increments.

NOTE: Candidates enrolled in Pega’s New Hire Enablement program are provided information on how to register and take the exam at the Pegasystems headquarters’ authorized Pearson VUE testing center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Amount Discount
50-99 vouchers 10%
100-199 vouchers 20%
200+ vouchers 30%

Payment can be made with Pega training credits (purchased online in Pega Academy), or by valid credit card, purchase order, or wire transfer.

Please note that vouchers cannot be resold, and may not be extended past their due date.

Contact [email protected] for additional information.


You must bring two (2) forms of personal identification (ID). Both forms of ID must have your signature, and one of the 2 forms of ID must have your photo. Valid forms of ID include a driver’s license or passport. Please note that food, laptops, backpacks, cell phones, notepads, pens, or other personal items are not allowed in the test area.


General Exam Information

Pega Academy delivers in-depth programs that are designed, developed, and taught by certified experts. Each certification learning path, including recommended courses for each certification, can be found on our Learning and Certification Paths page. Self-study and Instructor-led courses are available for all certification paths.

Within Pega Academy, many of our certification paths have practice exams to help prepare for the types of questions that may be on the certification exam. Additionally, test prep sessions are offered through Pega Academy.

The Pearson VUE exam registration site can also help with test preparation as you can find exam blueprints for each Pega exam. Each exam blueprint includes information about the passing score, question formats on the exam, number of questions on the exam, test domain weighting, and test topics covered in each test domain.


The CSA and CSSA exams can be taken in any version as a prerequisite. However, the CLSA Part 1 and Part 2 exams (application build) need to be in the same Pega version.


No. The use of reference materials and/or discussion between candidates is not allowed during the exam.


You are given 90 minutes to accept the Non-Disclosure Agreement and complete the exam.


To preserve the security and value of the certification program, all candidates are required to review and accept a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) at the time of the exam. If you do not accept the NDA, you cannot take the exam. You can view the NDA in detail prior to the exam.


The passing score for an exam can be found on the exam blueprint. See certification policies for more information on passing scores.


All candidates are notified of their score and pass/fail status immediately after taking a Pega exam. All candidates will receive a printed score report that identifies performance in each test domain. You can download a copy of your score report at any time by logging into your Pearson VUE account and clicking the View Score Reports link.


Policies & procedures

You will find registration and exam information easily accessible at This site offers several certification-based tools including:

  • Scheduling a certification test
  • Locating a test center closest to you
  • Reviewing an exam blueprint, including test domain weighting, test objectives, and covered topics and concepts
  • Taking a practice exam

Our learning and certification paths are designed around roles and responsibilities. This ensures that Pega certified professionals learn practical skills that can be directly applied to real-world environments and scenarios.

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