Exam Registration

Certification exams are offered at locations throughout the world. To register for an exam, first you need to create your Cisco profile on Cisco.com and also create your Cisco Certification candidate profile on the Certification Tracker portal.

Once you are ready to schedule your Cisco exam, you may do so directly from the Cisco Certification Tracker tool using our Single-Sign-On process, or contact Pearson VUE, the authorized test delivery partner of Cisco, who will administer the exam in a secure, proctored environment. Cisco and Pearson VUE continue to lead the way to protect the value of your certification. We continually look for new and improved ways to protect personal investments in Cisco certifications and ensure that individuals who achieve certification possess the specified skills and knowledge.

How to register for an exam?

  1. Decide which exam to take, noting the exam name and number. Refer to the Current Exam List webpage for exam details.
  2. Gather personal information prior to exam registration.
    • Legal name (from government issued ID)
    • Cisco Certification ID (i.e. CSCO00000001) or Test ID number
    • Company name
    • Valid email address
    • Method of payment
  3. If you have ever taken a Cisco exam before, please locate your Cisco Certification ID (i.e. CSCO00000001) before continuing with your registration to avoid duplicate records and delays in receiving proper credit for your exams.

    A valid email is required during exam registration. Cisco requires a valid email to send email reminders when a candidate's certification is about to expire, confirm the mailing address before shipping out the certificate and to inform candidates if their certificate was returned due to an incorrect address.

  4. Pearson VUE is the Cisco authorized test delivery partner. You can register online on Cisco Certification Tracker portal, by telephone with Pearson VUE, or by walk in to a Pearson VUE Test Center (where available). For information about registering for an exam by phone in the U.S. and Canada, call Pearson VUE at 1-877-404-EXAM.

Now available: Online certification testing

With this additional testing option, you can now pursue your Cisco certification goals without further delay, conveniently at your home or office.

Exam discounts, vouchers and promotional codes

Neither Cisco nor Pearson VUE, its authorized test delivery partner, guarantees the authenticity of discount vouchers or promotional codes that are obtained from any individuals or entities other than Pearson VUE.

Individuals or Cisco affiliated partners who use certifications discount vouchers or promotional codes that are fraudulent or otherwise obtained from an unauthorized source (including legitimate vouchers for attempted re-use) may risk up to and including a lifetime ban on all future exams, the nullification of all previous certifications or other program sanctions at the discretion of Cisco. Cisco will not compensate candidates for fraudulent vouchers or vouchers obtained from an unauthorized source.

Get help

Visit Cisco FAQs and Support portal for information about registering for an exam or, in the U.S. and Canada, call Pearson VUE at 1-877-404-EXAM to register for an exam over the phone. You must have created your Cisco Certification Profile online before contacting Pearson VUE.

In the U.S. and Canada, exams may be scheduled up to six weeks in advance, and as late as the same day. Candidates must wait five (5) calendar days from the end of their first attempt before retaking the same exam. Refund policies vary by authorized test delivery partner.