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Stand out among the best

Atlassian Certified Experts are respected for their broad Atlassian skills and the value they bring to organizations and teams. They demonstrate expertise at the highest level. There’s no better way to show your proficiency across Atlassian solutions than through this highly-regarded designation.

Upcoming Changes and Future Requirements

The Atlassian Certified Expert credential will be changed in 2021. We’ll have a new name, and new requirements to ensure you’ll have opportunities to earn or keep this elite status after the 4 Server exams retire.


Earning and maintaining your designation

As soon as you meet all the requirements, you will be granted the designation.

Maintain

  • You will continue to hold the designation as long as you keep all your underlying Certifications in Active status.
  • If a Certification becomes Suspended, make sure to maintain/extend it before the Expiration date.
  • Pay careful attention to the Retirement Dates of any Certifications you hold, as future retirements are likely to affect your designation.

Changing requirements

Requirements for holding the Atlassian Certified Expert credential are subject to change as new credentials are released and other credentials are permanently retired by Atlassian.


Requirements combining Cloud, Data Center, and Server Certifications

There are two paths to choose from:

Path A: One Jira Administrator Certification

This path is effective 1 December 2020 and will be retroactive. It includes the AC-JPA Jira Project Administrator for Data Center and Server Certification.

Hold one of the following:

Hold one of the following:

Hold any two of these three:

  1. EITHER: ACP-JSD Atlassian Certified Jira Service Desk Administrator* OR ACP-MJSP Atlassian Certified Jira Service Project Manager for Cloud

  2. EITHER: ACP-CA Atlassian Certified Confluence Administrator for Data Center and Server* OR APB-CSA Confluence Space Administration Pro Skills Badge

  3. ACP-SA Atlassian Certified System Administrator*

*The exams for these Server credentials are retiring on 28 February 2021, and the Certifications will retire on 2 February 2024. In 2021, Atlassian will release new credentials for Confluence and Jira Service Management.

Path B: Two Jira Administrator Certifications

This path is effective 1 December 2020 and will be retroactive. It includes the AC-JPA Project Administration in Jira Server Certification.

Hold both of the following:

Hold one of the following:

Hold one of the following:

  • EITHER:ACP-CA Atlassian Certified Confluence Administrator for Data Center and Server* OR APB-CSA Confluence Space Administration Pro Skills Badge

  • EITHER: ACP-JSD Atlassian Certified Jira Service Desk Administrator* OR ACP-MJSP Atlassian Certified Jira Service Project Manager for Cloud

  • ACP-SA Atlassian Certified System Administrator*

*The exams for these Server credentials are retiring on 28 February 2021, and the Certifications will retire on 2 February 2024. In 2021, Atlassian will release new credentials for Confluence and Jira Service Management.


Requirements using Data Center and Server Certifications

Hold any four of these five:

*The exams for these Server credentials are retiring on 28 February 2021, and the Certifications will retire on 2 February 2024. In 2021, Atlassian will release new credentials for Confluence and Jira Service Management.