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Level 1 Credential
Level 2 Credential
Level 3 Credential
The purpose of the Appian Credential Program is to allow individuals to demonstrate they have the required knowledge and/or skills to perform key Appian roles according to Appian best practices.
It is highly recommended that you complete classroom training before attempting an exam.
Level 2 and 3 exams require 12 and 24 months of delivery experience on the Appian platform, respectively.
Each credential will contain course materials from previous exams.
By acquiring the credential, you agree to allow your credential status be shared with others.
All Appian Credentials are valid for 18 months.
Credentials are not awarded for a particular release, but exam questions are updated for the latest release.
Cheating and plagiarism will not be tolerated. All work must be original and completed individually. This includes, but is not limited to:
Cost for a credential is dependent upon the type. The current rates are:
Level 1 - $200
Level 2 - $350
Level 3 - $600
Credential fees are non-refundable. The fee covers grading and materials. Paying the credential fee does not guarantee awarding of the credential.
There is no discount when retaking a credential exam
Results and Retaking
For multiple-choice exams, participants will receive their score immediately after submitting the exam or after their exam time expires (whichever occurs first).
For the Level 3 Exam, your result will be posted after your interviewer has recorded their feedback.
Grading results are final.
Users will be able to check their credential status of other users via Community
Additional Frequently Asked Questions
How will I know when I need to renew my Credential?
All Appian Credentials are valid for 18 months. You can find the award date of your credential in your profile on Community.
Are there Practice Credential Exams available?
To maintain the integrity of our exams, Appian does not offer practice attempts. We suggest using the quizzes in the online courses to prepare for the exams.
Is there a Credential for Analysts and Business Users?
As of January 2019, Appian only issues credentials for 3 Appian Developer levels. There is no longer a credential for Business users.
Is there a certificate to show I passed my Credential Exam?
Please follow the instructions below to download your certificate within 30 days of completing the exam:
I did not pass my exam. Can I get a copy of my answers to review?
To maintain the integrity of our exams, we do not share questions or answers.
I’m interested in taking a credential exam, but I find the outline of the exam very vague. Is there a more comprehensive breakdown of what categories the exam will touch upon?
Credentials evaluate the knowledge and skills as an Appian Developer. Exam questions are based off of two things: formal training and on-the-job experience. If you want to know about what categories are going to be in the exam, start with the training classes that we offer. For example, Level 1 exam include questions related to Appian for the Developer content and Appian for the Business content. The Level 2 exam covers all of this along with the Advanced Developer course content your experience delivering Appian in the field. The added content for the Level 3 exam will come entirely from your project delivery experience.
My A-Score dropped over the past week. Is this related to my credential level?
Perhaps. Remember that credentials are valid for 18 months. If a credential expired recently, your score would go down as a result. Similarly, credential exams recently taken could take up to a week to reflect in your A-Score. For more information about the relationship between Credentials and your A-score, visit the A-score page of the Partner Section.
I recently took training courses; however, my A-Score has not increased. Can you please help?
Only awarded Credentials and submitted project experience affect your A-Score. Training attendance does not.
I see all exams available to me in the Academy Online. However, I thought that I needed a prerequisite for some exams. Do I need to take the Level 1 Credential before the Level 2 exam?
No. All exams are independent of each other and can be completed out of order. However, the Level 2 exam has questions from the Level 1 exam, and Level 3 contains material from both other exams, so we strongly recommend completing them in order.
Where can I get a receipt for my purchase?
Once you purchase a credential, you will receive an email with an order summary and a receipt. If you don't see it, try checking your spam folder or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
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