New Training and Certification Offerings


Grow Your Professional GIS Skills

Developed and delivered by in-house experts, Esri’s instructor-led courses serve experienced GIS users and novices alike. They benefit anyone who uses ArcGIS software to support their daily workflows, enhance projects with geographic context, and create information that supports better decision-making. Classes are taught in person, online, and as private training events for a group. These new and updated courses are available now.

Get Started with ArcGIS Arcade—This new two-day course introduces the Arcade expression language and concepts that underlie writing and executing Arcade scripts across the ArcGIS system (ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Enterprise, and ArcGIS apps). Course exercises include building Arcade expressions to customize map labels and pop-ups, create field calculations, and enable data validation.

Creating Python Scripts for ArcGIS—This popular three-day course introduces the Python environment in ArcGIS Pro and teaches how to automate common data management tasks and geoprocessing workflows.

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Enjoy the Convenience of Prepaid Training Days

When instructor-led training will be needed throughout the year to train GIS users and support key projects, budget planning can be simplified and class registrations can be streamlined by purchasing an Esri Training Pass.

Expand Your GIS Horizons in a MOOC

Esri’s massive open online courses (MOOCs) are informative, fun, and available at no cost. The following courses are back by popular demand and include access to the latest ArcGIS software. A certificate is awarded for course completion.

Cartography.—In progress now and running from April 3 to May 15, this fan-favorite MOOC features a panel of experienced cartographers sharing techniques that can bring your data to life in 2D and 3D maps. If you’re interested in this topic, you can still join the course and practice making high-quality maps using ArcGIS Pro. Register by April 17 to join the course.

GIS for Climate Action—If you missed the debut offering of Esri’s newest MOOC last year, join the second cohort from May 1 to June 12 to learn how GIS is making a positive impact on climate change. Hear from climate experts; explore climate change scenarios; and build skills to create data that supports informed decisions using ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Dashboards, and ArcGIS StoryMaps.

Learn New GIS Tips and Tricks

Every four to six weeks, Esri Academy hosts a no-cost live training seminar on a technology topic. Over the course of one hour, Esri subject matter experts discuss new ArcGIS capabilities, demonstrate GIS workflows, and share their favorite tips to work efficiently and get better results with ArcGIS software. Recent and upcoming topics include ArcGIS Experience Builder (March 28), Survey123 Connect (May 2), and Python (June 13). All seminars are recorded and available on demand at Esri Academy after the live event. View the live training seminar schedule and request calendar reminders at Courses by Schedule.


Validate Developer Expertise

The Esri Technical Certification Program validates knowledge and skills applying ArcGIS software and developer technologies. The new certification exams below are available now.

ArcGIS API for Python Associate 2024—This exam is for GIS professionals, data analysts, data scientists, and others who have two to four years of experience using ArcGIS API for Python to perform analysis, visualization, editing, and web GIS administration.

ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript Associate 2024—This exam is for individuals who develop web applications that include mapping and visualization and are proficient in handling asynchronous events, applying security and authentication workflows for data access, and integrating with other ArcGIS components.

Explore all Esri technical certification exams at Certification Exams. To get help choosing one, watch Preparing for an Esri Technical Certification.