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. Currently, all instructor-led courses are taught online in real time and offered in multiple US time zones.

If you are a brand-new ArcGIS user who wants to use maps and apps to enhance your work, a GIS professional who needs to knowledgeably apply the latest ArcGIS tools to maintain accurate land records data, or an administrator at a utility organization, the following courses can help you achieve the results you’re after:

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Currently, all instructor-led courses are taught online in real time and offered in multiple US time zones.

Grow Your Professional Skill Set with Esri MOOCs

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are free and convenient, offering a great way to keep up with 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 courses include the following:


If you’re looking to validate your ArcGIS software expertise with an Esri Technical Certification but are unable to travel to a testing center, you’ll be interested to know that Esri’s testing partner, Pearson VUE, offers exam testing online through its secure OnVUE delivery method. With OnVUE, individuals can take an exam from the comfort and convenience of their own work spaces while being monitored by an off-site proctor.

Taking a certification exam using OnVUE just requires three simple steps:

  1. Run a system test.
  2. Schedule an exam appointment.
  3. On exam day, log in and take the exam.

View system requirements.

Esri is planning to release a new specialty exam in September. Like the current ArcGIS API for JavaScript and ArcGIS API for Python specialties, the new ArcGIS Utility Network specialty is designed to validate knowledge and skills on a focused topic. Those who want to earn this (or any) specialty certification must have previously earned 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.