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How to keep your retired certification or credential up-to-date

Outline

When Atlassian University retires a Certification, we will try to provide clear upgrade pathways for you to earn a new Certification or credential. Sometimes, we change our credentials to meet changes in our products, and will grant new credentials automatically, as well.

If you hold an active, retired Certification see which upgrade pathway or granted credentials are available to you.


Atlassian Certified Confluence Administrator for Data Center and Server (ACP-CA)

  • Exam retirement effective February 2021

  • Atlassian will recognize this credential until 2 February 2024

Upgrade and Grant Pathways


Atlassian Certified in Jira Project Administration for Data Center and Server (ACP-JPA)

  • Exam retirement effective 15 November 2021

  • Atlassian will recognize this credential until 2 February 2024

Upgrade and Grant Pathways

If you maintained your ACP-JPA Certification in Active status until 1 December 2021, you no longer need to maintain it*, but we encourage you to upgrade to a Data Center Certification by earning the new Pro Skills Badge:

*After 2 February 2022, Atlassian will extend your ACP-JPA Certification until 2 February 2024. (If you also hold ACP-JSW, then Atlassian has already granted you the Managing Jira Projects for Data Center certification effective July 2021.)


Atlassian Certified in Agile Development with Jira Software (ACP-JSW)

  • Exam retirement effective February 2021

  • Atlassian will recognize this credential until 2 February 2024

Upgrade and Grant Pathways

If you maintained your ACP-JSW Certification in Active status until 1 December 2021, you no longer need to maintain it*, but we encourage you to upgrade to a Data Center Certification by earning the new Pro Skills Badge:

  • On 1 February 2022, Atlassian will release a free Skillbuilder course, “Extended Project Administration in Jira Data Center”, along with a Pro Skills Badge quiz (USD $20).
  • By taking the course and passing the quiz (both are required), you will earn the new Managing Jira Projects for Data Center (ACP-MJDP) Certification, which replaced ACP-JSW in 2021.

*After 2 February 2022, Atlassian will extend your ACP-JSW Certification until 2 February 2024. (If you also hold ACP-JPA, then Atlassian has already granted you the Managing Jira Projects for Data Center certification effective July 2021.)


Atlassian Certified Jira Service Desk Administrator (ACP-JSD)

  • Exam retirement effective February 2021

  • Atlassian will recognize this credential until 2 February 2024

Upgrade and Grant Pathways

  • If you maintained your ACP-JSD Certification in Active status until 1 December 2021, you no longer need to maintain it. After 2 February 2022, Atlassian will extend your ACP-JSD Certification until 2 February 2024.

  • In September 2021 you were provided a voucher to take the exam ACP-420 Managing Jira Service Projects for Cloud  for USD $35 (regularly $250). The voucher is valid through March 2022.  Claim your voucher benefit by logging into the Certification Portal and selecting the "Benefits" tab.


Atlassian Certified System Administrator (ACP-SA)

  • Exam retirement effective February 2021

  • Atlassian will recognize this credential until 2 February 2024

Upgrade and Grant Pathways

  • You do not need to take any maintenance actions for ACP-SA; your certification is already extended to 2 February 2024.