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. Courses are available online, at Esri training centers nationwide, and on-site at customer organizations.

For experienced intelligence analysts, a new course covers how to apply the latest ArcGIS tools to imagery. And managers can now learn how to get that all-important employee buy-in for undergoing digital transformation.

Keep Your Tech Skills Sharp with Esri MOOCs

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are free, convenient, and fun ways to stay up-to-date with GIS topics and fast-changing technologies. Participants get access to ArcGIS software, and each course includes video lectures by Esri experts, hands-on software exercises, and interactive forums to engage with learners from around the world. A certificate of completion is awarded to everyone who completes all the course content.


The Directory of Esri-Certified Individuals now includes more than 3,000 people around the world who have validated their expertise in applying ArcGIS software. Together, these experts have earned more than 8,500 Esri Technical Certifications.

Certified individuals can elect to share their achievements in a personal success story published on the Esri Training website. These stories offer a glimpse into how a passion for GIS often leads to new opportunities and unexpected journeys.

Esri instructor Cheyenne Armstead disliked science classes all the way through college—until she enrolled in a geography class. “[It] changed the trajectory of my whole life,” she said. “I was introduced to GIS and fell in love with it.”

After earning a bachelor’s degree in geography, she taught high school before deciding to return to school and earn a master’s of science in GIS. Armstead credits her dual love of GIS and learning for successfully achieving the ArcGIS Desktop Associate certification.

“Who knew that my earlier disdain for science would turn into a full-blown passion,” she exclaimed.

Looking for inspiration for your GIS journey? View all the certification success stories and explore the latest Esri Technical Certification exams. Also join the Esri Technical Certification groups on LinkedIn and GeoNet to connect with other professionals and discuss all things certification.