Grandfathered In

Welcome to our special program to recognize previously certified Arista engineers. If you passed an Arista exam prior to the launch of our all NEW Arista Cloud Engineer program you will be recognized by being grandfathered into the program as a ACE:L2

We are resetting all previous expiration dates thereby giving all grandfathered engineers until December 31, 2022, to re-certify. You can visit our Recertification page to learn more about the process.

As part of our appreciation we are also extending a special promotion specifically for our grandfathered engineers. This promotion will allow you to purchase a course by February 28, 2022 and then be able to take the course anytime until the December 31, 2022 expiration date. This applies to ACE Level 3, 4 and 5 courses.

If you are eligible, you will receive your new badge and credential from Credly Acclaim by the end of December 2021. We will be issuing grandfathered ACE:L2 badges weekly every week until then. If you wish to take your course with this promotion and have not received your Credly Acclaim badge feel free to reach out and we will be glad to help you. If you feel you should have received this because you passed a previous exam but have not received anything so far, please reach out. We used the contact info that was given when you took your exam with Pearson VUE. To check on your status or to update your contact email please send a note to

To learn more about the Credly Acclaim system feel free to check them out here: