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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: 10.4*


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

Certifiably Tableau Person of the Month

Brian Vinson
Teknion Data Solutions
Certifications: Desktop Qualified Associate, Server Qualified Associate, Server Certified Professional
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Why did you get Certified? I love providing Tableau Professional Services for Tableau Server and have completed a couple of dozen Server Rapid Starts. Having the Qualified Associate stamp of approval was very nice but I wanted to be able to show and tell potential clients that I understand and can implement Tableau best practices on Tableau Server when they hire my firm. I am also hoping the certification leads to more Tableau professional service engagements for my consulting firm.

What has being Certified done for your career? I got an immediate promotion after completing the certification and now my entire company looks to me as the subject matter expert on Tableau Server. The greatest thing it has done is boosted the confidence in our other consultants and engaged them to complete Desktop and Server certifications.

Tips for others thinking about getting certified: The Server Certification is tough. It is a long test that is broad and deep in scope. Take the Server Administration and Server Architecture classes to help prepare for the exam. Spend a good chunk of time understanding the Tableau Server processes, how they work, what each is responsible for, and how they work together.