Cisco professional level certifications (CCNP, CCDP, CCSP, CCNP Voice, CCIP, and CCNP Wireless) are valid for three years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:
- Pass any current 642-XXX professional level exam, or
- Pass any current CCIE Written Exam,
- Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or
- Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications.
Achieving or recertifying any of the certifications above automatically extends your active Associate and Professional level certification(s) up to the point of expiration of the last certification achieved. For more information, access the Cisco About Recertification page.