New Training and Certification Offerings


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 currently offered online, in real time (in multiple time zones), and as private training events.

Do you need to use GIS to make decisions about where to invest public safety resources? Are you in charge of ensuring the security and performance of your ArcGIS Enterprise infrastructure? Or maybe you need to proactively address the workforce-related impacts of implementing new technology.

If any of these scenarios speaks to you, the following courses can help:

Experience an Esri MOOC

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are free, convenient, and a great way to keep up-to-date 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. Everyone who completes the course content receives a certificate of completion. View all Esri MOOCs at

Upcoming MOOCs include the following:


New Exams Coming in 2021

In keeping with the certification exam development cycle, Esri is reviewing all core ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Enterprise exams and considering which ones need a new 2021 release. Stay up-to-date with current exams at

Tips for Preparing for an Exam

One of the most common questions asked by individuals who are planning to take an Esri Technical Certification exam is, How should I prepare?

First, the most important task is to select an appropriate exam based on your existing knowledge and workplace experience. Choosing an exam that assumes four years or more of active experience with a range of ArcGIS tools and apps when you’ve only been working in a limited fashion with ArcGIS Pro software for a year is not a recipe for success.

After selecting the right exam for you, carefully review the candidate qualifications and skills measured, provided on the exam page. Note topics that are less familiar to you; these will likely require focused preparation time.

Each exam page also includes a preparation resources document. Review these individual resources and, again, pay special attention to those that discuss software tools and apps that you don’t frequently use.

Finally, when the day of your exam appointment arrives, make sure you are well rested and understand Pearson VUE testing policies. Take a deep breath, and start the exam. Achieving your certification goal is well within your reach.

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