C++ Institute Certification Exams

The growing demand for C and C++ programmers means you now need formal recognition for your programming skills and expertise. C++ Institute and Pearson VUE have undertaken to provide exclusive delivery of the certification program they have created for the C and C++ programming languages.

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Certification exams: overview

You will obtain your certificate in the C or C++ language issued by C++ Institute after you successfully pass a corresponding C or C++ exam in one of over 5,000 Pearson VUE Test Centres around the world.

To gain a higher-level certification, the candidate must already hold a lower-level credential. This means that if you wish to receive a CPP certificate, you must pass two exams: CPA and CPP. Similarly, if you wish to receive a CPS certificate, you must pass the CPA, CPP and CPS exams. The same applies to the C language path.

The C and C++ paths are independent of each other and each certificate is issued for a lifetime (there is no need to recertify/renew your certification after a given period of time). Follow the path that suits you best.

Please note that the C and C++ exams at the senior level are currently not available. The expected date of publishing the CPS and CLS exams is December 2017. Until the beginning of 2018, the highest level of certification issued by C++ Institute will be the professional level.