An important step in developing Esri Technical Certification exams and scoring is beta testing. For certifications under development, Esri partners, distributors, and authorized instructors may be invited to take beta exams. Esri Technical Certification will be awarded to individuals who successfully pass beta exams. Candidates will be notified of their results 7-10 weeks after the close of the beta period.
Beta exams are different than final certification exams in the following ways:
- They consist of up to 180 multiple choice questions
- The time limit to complete the exam is 4.5 hours
- Fees are waived for candidates approved to participate in beta testing of Esri certification exams
As with taking any Esri certification exam, candidates must follow all standard policies, including signature of a non-disclosure agreement.