Training

Tableau Certification

Certify your Tableau expertise.

Differentiate yourself and get recognized

Two certification levels

Prove your technical skills with a Qualified Associate exam, then get tested on best practices in a Certified Professional Exam. Whatever you choose, your title will showcase your expertise and skill in Tableau.

Test online

No need to go to a testing center. Exams are available online so you can test anytime, anywhere. In-person exams are offered at Tableau Conference and select Tableau Conference On Tours.

Augment your career

Holding a Tableau certification distinguishes you as an expert. Get noticed by your boss or potential employers. Read how being Certified has benefited others.

Clearly communicate your expertise

Gain access to a community of certified users, Tableau community badges, inclusion on the Tableau Certification Directory, and exclusive swag (for Certified Professionals only).

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Tableau Certifications


Tableau Desktop

Currently testing on 2018.1
Qualified Associate
$250 / Exam Fee (USD)

Suggested Preparation

Qualified Associate titles are valid for two years from date achieved.
Certified Professional
$600 / Exam Fee (USD)

Suggested Preparation

Certified Professional titles are valid for three years from date achieved.


Tableau Server

Currently testing on 10.5
Qualified Associate
$250 / Exam Fee (USD)

Suggested Preparation

Qualified Associate titles are valid for two years from date achieved.
Certified Professional
$800 / Exam Fee (USD)

Suggested Preparation

Certified Professional titles are valid for three years from date achieved.

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Certification Process

  1. Review the Program FAQ - Get your questions about the program answered and decide which exams are right for you.
  2. Take Classroom Training - In addition to real-life experience, prepare for exams with in-person, virtual and onsite Tableau courses.
  3. Register for your exam - Create a new account through Loyalist Exam Services and get your exam on the books.
  4. Set up your computer for the exam - We ask you follow this guide to set up your computer before you take your exams. Avoid technical headaches or system issues as you take your exam remotely and set yourself up for success.

Server Certified Professional Exams

We’re expanding our Server Certified Professional exam offerings in 2018.

Limited capacity in-person sessions will be offered throughout the year at various Tableau offices and Conferences on the following dates.

If you're interested in receiving additional information about these offerings as it becomes available, email certification@tableau.com.

We are Certifiably Tableau

Certifiably Tableau Person of the Month

Timothy Vermeiren
Biztory
Certifications: Desktop Certified Professional, Server Qualified Associate
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Why did you get Certified? It's funny, but to me there was a competitive aspect to getting certified in the first place. Having used Tableau for a few months, I found out about the Qualification and Certification, and looked into these.

You could say I was "triggered" by the recommended experience indications, those that say e.g. you should have N months experience to do the qualification exam. I thought, "Oh, really? Well here, how about I do it as soon as possible!" Since then having passed my first certification, this became a fun way to validate my Tableau skills towards myself. If there were more than two certifications for Desktop, I would have tried my hand at them!

What has being Certified done for your career? As a Tableau Consultant, most we work with clients are looking for talent and a way to accelerate their Tableau journey in a way they aren't able to independently. Tableau Certification is a great way of showing them that we possess the skills they are looking for; not just the technical knowledge, but also the insight and analytical mindset that are being evaluated with the Certification exam.

Naturally, thanks to this, our initial conversations with clients have been facilitated, as well as the quick build-up of trust that we owe to the capacities evaluated in the exams.

Tips for others thinking about getting certified: In my eyes, practice and hands-on experience are key. While having a good theoretical knowledge helps for some of the questions, there's nothing like "I've done this before, I know this." And that's what it's like in the real world too, in my opinion. Being confident in what you know and can do will bring you halfway there, as long as you have effectively built up those skills.