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).

Certification Directory

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Tableau Certifications

Currently testing on: 10.5*

Tableau Desktop

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

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.

*If you registered for an exam prior to October 3, 2017, you can find version 10.0 exam resources below. You will still be able to take your exam as scheduled. Version 10 exam registrations cannot be transferred to non-versioned exams.

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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.

Retired Exam Resources

Registered for a retired version 10 exam? You'll find what you need to prepare here:

Version 10 Delta Exam
Desktop 10 Delta Exam Prep Guide
Server 10 Delta Exam Prep Guide

Version 10 Qualified Associate Exam
Desktop 10 Qualified Associate Prep Guide
Server 10 Qualified Associate Prep Guide

Version 10 Certified Professional Exam
Desktop 10 Certified Professional Prep Guide and Sample Solutions
Server 10 Certified Professional Prep Guide

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.

  • 3 July 2018 at Tableau Conference Europe 2018 – Register online.
  • Q3 2018, Date TBD in Austin
  • Q3 2018, Date TBD in Singapore
  • 22 October 2018 at Tableau Conference 2018 – Register online.
  • Q4 2018, Date TBD in London
  • Q4 2018, Date TBD in Seattle

If you're interested in receiving additional information about these offerings as it becomes available, email

We are Certifiably Tableau

Certifiably Tableau Person of the Month

Ravi Mistry
The Information Lab
Certifications: Desktop Qualified Associate, Desktop Certified Professional, Server Qualified Associate, Server Certified Professional
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Why did you get Certified? My goal was to master both Tableau Server and Desktop - and by holding both certifications, I can confidently say I’m competent with both. However, given the breadth of the ecosystem in which the two sit, I know I have a lot more to learn - but I now have even more to share; with colleagues, clients and the community.

The first certification exam I took was at Tableau on Tour London in 2015, where just 2 weeks into our training at the Data School, we were pushed to take our Qualified Associate exam - and luckily, I passed! Since then, I’ve used Tableau Desktop almost every day and after a year and a half, I took my Desktop Certification. This one was trickier than the associate, and really tested my mastery of Desktop. I really wanted to challenge myself with the exam, and even the process of studying for it, I was able to learn more about the tools.

As for the two Server exams, it was an area I’d not explored as much in my two years of using Tableau, but was one I wanted to develop. I was challenged to learn it by my colleague Carl Allchin. So I set myself the target of completing at least the Server Qualified Associate exam by the end of 2017, purely because I wanted total mastery of the tool. I was able to learn so much from my colleagues, particularly our in-house Server guru Jonathan McDonald. After handling a few installs and upgrades, both tag-teaming and solo, I felt prepared to take the Qualified Associate exam. Then the opportunity came up to push myself to do the gruelling 7-hour Server Certification, how could I say no?! I wanted to give it a shot, and with some elbow grease & luck, I was also able to pass that.

What has being Certified done for your career? Being certified has enabled me to offer advice and ideas end-to-end on the Tableau platform for our clients, from supporting them with ad-hoc questions on Tableau Desktop, to advising on steps to scale their Tableau Server and the information they have access to as Server Administrators.

Tips for others thinking about getting certified: Taking the four exams is a great way to challenge your knowledge of Tableau & push yourself beyond your day-to-day usage. For me, the journey to becoming Certified taught me more than the exam. The exam is applying knowledge which will then become second nature. Learning something, and then teaching it really helped me solidify knowledge which I then used in the exams. The best reason to get certified? To better understand the software we all know and love.