As the CCIE/CCDE program continues to grow and develop, Cisco recognizes that the individuals certified within the program are also growing and developing. To recognize the long-term members of this program a new level of involvement has been created: CCIE/CCDE Emeritus.
Long term CCIE, CCDE, or both CCIE and CCDE who have moved out of the "day to day" technical work but would like to stay involved in the program serving as ambassadors to current and future CCIE/CCDE's.
At the 10th anniversary of being a CCIE, CCDE or both CCIE and CCDE Cisco will send an email informing the potential eligibility for Emeritus. At the 20th anniversary, any active CCIE or CCIE Emeritus that maintains their CCIE active or Emeritus status for 20 consecutive years will be given a CCIE Lifetime Emeritus Benefit.
CCIE/CCDE's desiring to join the Emeritus program must complete an application in the CCIE lab portal under the "Purchase Emeritus" tab.
Approval is subject to Cisco's sole discretion. Emeritus status is granted for one year from your expiration date. Emeritus CCIE/CCDE's must reapply and pay the fee each year to maintain status. Reapplication is available 3 months prior to the current Emeritus expiration date.
Note: You are responsible for keeping track of your yearly application date and reapply as needed.
Note: ALL customers are encouraged to update the profile and provide the most current contact information. Failure to receive an informational email does not provide for a policy exception. It is up to each certified individual to ensure their profile has the most current information.
Note: Access to the CCIE/CCDE profile requires a CSCO ID. Log in with Cisco.com User ID and Password. For the first time login, you will need to enter either CSCO ID or Registration ID.
CCIE/CCDE Emeritus is a non-active status. As such the following rules apply:
Note: As with the CCIE/CCDE program itself Cisco reserves the right to terminate at any time without specific notice to the candidate. Individuals who are accepted as CCIE/CCDE Emeritus must maintain all ethics and guidelines of the program.