Tableau Certification

Certify your Tableau expertise.

Differentiate yourself and get recognized

An exam for your skill level

Prove your technical skills with a Specialist or 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

Download your eCertificate, opt-in for inclusion on the Tableau Certification Directory, and receive exclusive swag (for Certified Professionals only).

50% off Desktop Specialist Exam

We’re offering a 50% discount on our new Tableau Desktop Specialist exam through December 31, 2018. This discount is automatically applied at the time of purchase. Once purchased, exam can be scheduled anytime within six months of purchase date.

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Tableau Desktop Exams

Testing on version 2018.2

Desktop Specialist

Focused on foundational functionality and product comprehension

Fee: $100 (50% off until December 31, 2018)

Suggested Training: Desktop I

Required Prerequisites: None

Suggested Product Experience: 3+ Months

Exam Prep Guide: Download here

Title valid for: No expiration


Desktop Qualified Associate

Comprehensive functionality and product expertise

Fee: $250

Suggested Training: Desktop I & Desktop II

Required Prerequisites: None

Suggested Product Experience: 5+ Months

Exam Prep Guide: Download here

Title valid for: Two Years


Desktop Certified Professional

Advanced functionality and application of visual best practices

Fee: $600

Suggested Training: Desktop III & Visual Analytics

Required Prerequisites: Active Desktop Qualified Associate

Suggested Product Experience: 12+ Months

Exam Prep Guide: Download here

Title valid for: Three Years


Tableau Server Exams

Testing on version 2018.2

Server Qualified Associate

Administrative functionality and platform knowledge

Fee: $250

Suggested Training: Server Administration

Required Prerequisites: None

Suggested Product Experience: 6+ Months

Exam Prep Guide: Download here

Title valid for: Two Years


Server Certified Professional

Architectural knowledge and platform integration expertise

Fee: $800

Suggested Training: Server Architecture

Required Prerequisites: Active Server Qualified Associate

Suggested Product Experience: 9+ Months

Exam Prep Guide: Download here

Title valid for: Three Years


Certification Process

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Take Training

In addition to real-life experience, prepare for exams with in-person, virtual or eLearning courses.

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Set up your computer

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.

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Certification Directory

These people have proven their Tableau expertise, confidence, and differentiated themselves. See who they are.

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

Why get Tableau Certified?

Hiring managers look for the stamp of approval. Hear from Cisco's Ken Patton on why having a Tableau Certification will differentiate yourself.

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Certifiably Tableau Person of the Month

Krista Townsend

Certifications: Desktop Qualified Associate
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Why did you get Certified? I took a break from the corporate world about a year ago. Once I was reinvigorated and ready to hit the job scene again, I started checking the job boards to see what types of positions were available. As I read job descriptions, I kept seeing Tableau experience listed as a “preferred skill”. After researching Tableau, I decided to learn how to use the software to help me as I re-entered Seattle’s competitive job market. If I was going to invest the time to learn Tableau, I knew that I wanted to obtain the certification.

What has being Certified done for your career? After updating my LinkedIn profile with the Desktop Qualified Associate certification, I quickly had a recruiter reach out to me for a position requiring Tableau experience. Ultimately it wasn’t a good fit because it required weekly travel, however, I’d only had the certification for 2 weeks at that point, so I’d say that was a promising start! It’s still less than 1 month since I’ve passed the exam, but I've noticed I'm getting more calls for interviews than prior to holding the certification. So far, so good!

Tips for others thinking about getting certified: You can learn Tableau and get certified even if you don’t consider yourself a “data person”. For years, I told myself that people are wired a certain way. You either like data or you don't. You're either technical or you're not. And if you're not, don't even bother trying. So I never tried. Then I asked myself, "Why NOT me?" With Tableau, I started to enjoy playing with data sets and I never thought that was possible (I still can’t believe I’m saying this!). Telling an employer that you know Tableau is one thing; being certified gives them an extra level of confidence in your ability.

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