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Partner Certifications

Certifications reflect the breadth of your skills across certain technologies. Our certifications now focus on hybrid IT and business transformation in order to help you increase profitability. Find the right certification for your business.

Career Certifications and Partner Specializations help you achieve the Partner Certification that is right for your business.

What’s new

Certification Benefits

Each certification level offers you a wealth of benefits including incentives, digital marketing campaign assets, sales enablement, and more.

New partnership logos make their debut

Meet the new logos. Show your connection to Cisco by using the new online tool to customize your partnership logo with your credentials.

What’s new in programs

With the new Master Specialization format, you can earn extra incentives, get priority access to our teams, and have a prominent position in our Partner Locator.

Differentiate your business

Validate and build your expertise in specific architectures and solution areas. We offer a range of options that will enable you to help customers become digital leaders.


If you are looking for a place to start, Select may be for you. This entry-level certification is flexible enough to work for a variety of business models. It recognizes and rewards your achievement of Express Specialization or any of the Architecture Specializations.


You have achieved Express Specialization or any of the Architecture Specializations and have Cisco career certified personnel. Get rewarded for your technical competency by becoming a Premier Certified partner.


You provide broad expertise across enterprise networks, collaboration, data center, and IP next-generation networks. As a Gold partner, you demonstrate a measurably high level of customer satisfaction. And, you provide lifecycle services to your customers.


You have become an expert in selling, deploying, and supporting Cisco solutions that empower customers to transform their businesses. And you do so across multiple countries within a given Cisco geographical region.

Global Gold

You have the expertise and resources to plan, design, implement, and operate Cisco networking solutions anywhere in the world. Expand your customer base by allowing your sales teams to reach across the globe.

Here’s how it works

Interested in getting a Cisco partner certification? Here’s how:

  1. Become a registered partner and sign the Cisco Indirect Channel Partner Agreement (ICPA).
  2.  Complete your company profile and align your employees to your company with their CSCO testing number in Partner Self-Service.
  3. Complete the requirements for the certification you choose 
  4. Apply for your certification and accept the terms

Apply for or renew a certification

Don’t miss out - renew within the 90-day expiration window.