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

Tableau Desktop

Currently testing on 2018.2
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.

Server exams will be released on 2018.2 this October. A full Preparation Guide with additional details will be posted closer to release, but the biggest changes will include Tableau Services Manager for Windows and Subscription Offerings.

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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

We are Certifiably Tableau

Certifiably Tableau Person of the Month

Anna Kisting
Iowa Hospital Association
Certifications: Desktop Certified Professional
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Why did you get Certified? The Certified Professional certificate demonstrates to colleagues and employers that I am an expert in Tableau. As an analytics junkie and data nerd, I also consider it a personal badge of honor.

About 45 minutes into the CP exam, I discovered that I couldn’t access the correct data files and was forced to abandon the test. When I contacted the Tableau Certification Team, they explained that the password to the data files was in the directions. I had been so nervous I must have missed them. On the second round, I passed.

What has being Certified done for your career? While taking the exam, my phone kept ringing. I ignored it, of course, but upon finishing (and passing) the exam, I discovered that the calls were from my manager. He was calling to inform me that our entire division had been cut and thus, my job would be phased out.

I had been working with the Iowa Hospital Association for about a year on several small visualization projects. When I reached out to them to let them know I was available for hire and that I was now endorsed by Tableau, they asked me to come on board to develop Tableau dashboards for all Iowa Hospitals. Many hospitals in Iowa are small and do not have access to analysts, so we’re excited to assist them with tools to understand their finances, market share, and local population. My certification signals to our member hospitals that we can provide expert data visualizations, which helps to get buy-in for our new project.

Tips for others thinking about getting certified: To pass the QA, study the online exam guide. Find and take any online practice test that you can find. (Lots of people have created their own practice tests and posted them online.) To pass the CP exam, make dashboards, show them to people, and get feedback. Participate in Make Over Monday. Look at other people’s visualizations and think about how they could be better.

When you start the exam, READ THE DIRECTIONS! Tableau gives you an extra 5 minutes to read the directions, so don’t let nervousness cause you to rush. Force yourself to take a breath, slow down, and read carefully.