Most of the industry maintains an expiration date on your certifications of two or three years. Before the expiration date, if you want to stay certified and current, you need to purchase new material, study from the beginning, and retest all over again. Arista will not have an expiration date.
Instead, Arista is introducing a yearly recertification program which will allow you to stay current and certified year after year without retesting. This recertification is based on a point system; you will earn points through the various learning tools available to you and through being an active participant in the Arista community.
Additionally, there is a way to recertify in a certain amount of time if you allow your certification to lapse by not meeting the yearly requirements. Life can get in the way sometimes, so Arista wants to be sure that you had a chance to regain that certification.
Recertification Program Point System
ACE certified engineers will need to accumulate a minimum of 100 points every year to maintain their Arista certification. This will be in addition to paying the annual membership fees.
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