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.

Experienced GIS professionals can learn to apply the latest ArcGIS tools for real-time data and imagery by taking either of the following courses:

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Esri Training offers many ways to learn more about GIS, from instructor-led courses to massive open online courses (MOOCs).

Cartography and Location Analytics 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.

Upcoming Esri MOOCs include the following:


ArcGIS API for JavaScript and ArcGIS API for Python have more in common than just the abbreviation API. Both are subjects of new specialty certifications available from Esri.

Specialty certifications help students and professionals validate their knowledge of focused topics related to ArcGIS capabilities and technologies. Individuals who want to earn a specialty certification must have already achieved a core Esri Technical Certification at version 10.3 or higher.

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.