New Training and Certification Offerings from Esri


ArcGIS Online Training Options

Organizations can use ArcGIS Online to efficiently disseminate rich GIS content whenever and wherever it is needed. Learn how to get the most out of ArcGIS Online with these courses below. You can find the full list of self-paced and instructor-led training options for ArcGIS Online.

Self-Paced Training

Learn GIS Fundamentals in Our Newest Web Courses

Designed for those completely new to GIS—be they students, knowledge workers, developers, or managers—the courses below provide a friendly introduction to essential concepts of what a GIS is, how GIS maps are constructed, and what makes GIS analysis such a powerful approach to exploring all types of real-world problems. View the complete catalog of Esri web courses.


New Esri Training Pass Redemption Option

The Esri Training Pass is a convenient, one-stop method to purchase and manage GIS training. Organizations with an Esri Training Pass can now use it to acquire Esri technical certification exam vouchers. The voucher redemption value is 0.45 training days. To learn more, visit

Desktop 10.1 Exams and Desktop 10.0 Exams Grandfather Policy

The ArcGIS Desktop Associate and ArcGIS Desktop Professional certification exams for ArcGIS 10.1 have been released, and registration for both exams is now open to the public.

Please note: Candidates who achieved an ArcGIS Desktop Associate or ArcGIS Desktop Professional certification for version 10.0 or any candidates who take and pass an ArcGIS Desktop version 10.0 certification exam in the future can submit a request to receive the equivalent version 10.1 certification if they choose. E-mail communication was sent to all current Desktop certification holders with information about how to submit this request. For more information about this grandfather policy, contact the Esri Technical Certification team.

Current Beta Exams

Esri Partners and distributors were recently invited to participate in beta testing for the Enterprise Geodatabase Management Associate (10.1) and Web Application Developer Associate version 10.1 exams.

The beta testing took place in November and December, and the exams will be available to the public in early 2013 after the completion of the beta analysis.

Upcoming Beta Exams

Four additional version 10.1 exams will be available for beta testing soon. Esri distributors and partners will receive invitations to beta test the following exams in December and January:

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