Exam Administration Policies

Teradata Certification
Exam Sequencing Policy Teradata Certification exams need to be passed as defined on the Vantage Certification Track pages. Taking exams out of order is a violation of the Teradata Certification Security Policy and will delay processing of exam results and may result in score invalidation.

Please note that there will not be any eligibility requirements for new exams being created: Administrator, Data Engineering, Architecture, Analytics and Data Science.
Recertification Policy

Vantage Certifications in the Vantage Track currently offered require re-certification before the expiration date of the previously earned certification. Vantage Certified Associate certifications earned prior to July 1, 2020 expire five years after issue. Vantage Certified Associate certifications earned on or after July 1, 2020 do NOT have any expiration date and do NOT require recertification. Vantage Certified Administrator, Advanced Administrator, Developer, Advanced Developer, and System Architect certifications expire after three years.

Teradata 14 exams do not require recertification.

Upcoming certifications – Administrator, Data Engineering, Architecture, Analytics and Data Science do NOT require recertification.

Retake Policy

Vantage Exams: A failed exam may be retaken after a 21 calendar day waiting period.

  • The 21 calendar day waiting period begins from the date of the failed exam attempt.
  • You will be required to schedule a new appointment and pay for the exam.
  • You may attempt an exam a maximum of three times during a six-month period.
  • Re-taking a passed Vantage exam to extend a certification’s expiration date is allowed after one year from the previously passed attempt.