New Training and Certification Offerings


New Instructor-Led Courses

Esri’s instructor-led courses are developed in-house by subject matter experts who have a deep understanding of ArcGIS best practices and recommended workflows. All instructors have Esri Technical Certifications and CompTIA CTT++ certification.

Whether you are a lidar neophyte, an experienced intelligence analyst who needs a grounding in geospatial concepts, or someone who could use some time-saving tips for maintaining accurate GIS data, there are ArcGIS tools and capabilities that can help you get what you need out of Esri technology. You can learn about them by taking the following courses:

ArcGIS Course Bundle for Utilities

Esri is offering a course bundle for GIS professionals and administrators at water, electric, gas, and other utility organizations that are transitioning to the ArcGIS Utility Network Management extension. Courses in the bundle cover key concepts and recommended workflows for ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Enterprise, and ArcGIS Utility Network Management. Together, the courses teach the skills practitioners need to deploy a modern utility network that helps improve asset management, customer service, and real-time situational awareness. Courses are available online, at Esri training centers nationwide, and on-site at customer organizations.


Did you know that Esri offers no-cost learning plans to help people prepare for technical certification exams? Each learning plan provides a curated set of resources—including web courses, training seminars, tutorials, instructor-led courses, and white papers—that reinforce skills and concepts related to the exams. Learners can easily track their progress through a plan on the Esri Training website.

The Results Are In

Esri-certified individuals recently provided valuable feedback about how their certification achievements support their personal and professional goals. The 2019 Esri Technical Certification Survey responses reinforce long-standing trends and reveal a few surprises.

ArcGIS Desktop Associate continues its reign as the most popular exam. Interestingly, about 10 percent of surveyed individuals have already earned a Specialty certification, which is a new exam type that debuted earlier this year. Almost half of respondents reported taking a recently released version of a core exam, and 85 percent said they were likely to pursue another Esri Technical Certification.

The surveyed individuals clearly perceive value in achieving a technical certification. As one respondent put it, “Passing gave me the confidence that my skills were up to speed, as well as learning the questions that are important to understand to leverage the full value of the ArcGIS platform.”

Explore the latest Esri Technical Certification exams and join the Esri Technical Certification groups on LinkedIn and GeoNet to connect with other professionals and discuss all things certification.