Steps to Cisco Certified Architect Certification

The steps to Cisco Certified Architect Certification
Step One: Application and Interview
Applicants for CCAr are required to submit a resume (subject to verification), a summary of an architecture project, and a non-refundable fee of US$ 3,750. Architect Board members, appointed by Cisco, will interview and evaluate applicants to decide whether they are qualified to proceed to the in-person Board Review. Certification is a selective process and not all applicants are expected to qualify for the Board Review.
Review the Board Exam Availability page for more information on on the board examaination timeline.
Pay Initial Fee

Step Two: Board Review
Once qualified by the Architect Board, candidates must submit their final payment of US$11,250 to obtain the architecture challenge materials and schedule their live Board Review.
Review the Board Exam Availability page for more information on on the board examaination timeline.
Pay Board Review Fee

Recertification
Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) certifications are valid for five years. Cisco Certified Architects will remain certified as long as they continue to contribute to maintaining the Cisco Certified Architect Certification program. Current recertification policies require Cisco Certified Architects to complete qualifying events within the 24 months preceding the expiration deadline. Qualifying events include:
1. Contribution to the development lifecycle.
Significant participation in the creation of new exam content –OR-
Significant review / refinement of existing content –OR-
Involvement in future direction of the program

2. Participation as a judge in a candidate evaluation
Application review / interview for TWO (2) candidates (in the case where the candidate’s application IS NOT approved to progress to the board review) –OR-
Application review / interview and in-person board review for ONE (1) candidate (in the case where the candidate’s application IS approved to progress to the board review)

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