Salesforce Certification Maintenance Guide.

In order to maintain Salesforce certification(s), you must successfully complete Trailhead maintenance modules specific to your credential. 

Starting with Spring ’20 release cycle, all certifications now require completion of one maintenance module per year. 

If you do not complete your maintenance module(s) by the deadline, all certification(s) maintained by that module will expire, or in some cases become suspended.

If you earn a new higher-level or advanced certification, you will still be required to complete entry-level maintenance to maintain all of your certifications (eg. Salesforce Certified Administrator is entry-level and maintains the Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator certification).

How to check your Salesforce Certification Maintenance Status?

You can request Salesforce Certification Maintenance status from Salesforce Certification Verification Page on Trailhead

Step 1. Request Salesforce Certification Maintenance Status Email from Trailhead Salesforce Certification Verification Page using your Salesforce Webassessor Email.

Salesforce Certification Maintenance Status Request

Step 2. You will receive Salesforce credential status email with list of your pending Maintenance Modules along with respective Completion Due Date.

Certification Maintenance Status Email

Salesforce Certification Maintenance Trail

Salesforce Certification Maintenance Cycle

View the table below to see scheduled Certification Certification Maintenance Cycle:

Certification NameMaintenance RequirementRelease Cycle
Salesforce Certified AdministratorAdministrator maintenance moduleSpring
Salesforce Certified Advanced AdministratorAdministrator maintenance moduleSpring
Salesforce Certified Application ArchitectPlatform Developer I maintenance module
+
Platform App Builder maintenance module
+
Designer maintenance module
Winter
Salesforce Certified B2B Solution ArchitectB2C Solution Architect maintenance module (beginning Dec 21)
+
Platform Developer I maintenance module
+
Platform App Builder maintenance module
+
Designer maintenance module
Summer and Winter
Salesforce Certified B2C Commerce ArchitectB2C Commerce Developer maintenance moduleSpring
Salesforce Certified B2C Commerce DeveloperB2C Commerce Developer maintenance moduleSpring
Salesforce Certified B2C Solution ArchitectB2C Solution Architect maintenance module (beginning Dec 21)
+
Designer maintenance module
+
Marketing Cloud Email Specialist maintenance module
+
Platform App Builder maintenance module
Spring and Winter
Salesforce Certified CPQ SpecialistCPQ Specialist maintenance moduleSpring
Salesforce Certified Data Architecture and Management DesignerDesigner maintenance moduleWinter
Salesforce Certified Development Lifecycle and Deployment DesignerDesigner maintenance moduleWinter
Salesforce Certified Education Cloud ConsultantAdministrator maintenance moduleSpring
Salesforce Certified Experience Cloud ConsultantAdministrator maintenance moduleSpring
Salesforce Certified Field Service ConsultantAdministrator maintenance moduleSpring
Salesforce Certified Heroku Architecture DesignerHeroku Architecture Designer maintenance moduleSummer
Salesforce Certified Identity and Access Management DesignerDesigner maintenance moduleWinter
Salesforce Certified Industries CPQ DeveloperIndustries CPQ Developer maintenance moduleSummer
Salesforce Certified Integration Architecture DesignerDesigner maintenance moduleWinter
Salesforce Certified JavaScript Developer IJavaScript Developer Certification maintenance moduleSummer
Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud AdministratorMarketing Cloud Administrator Certification maintenance moduleWinter
Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud ConsultantMarketing Cloud Administrator Certification maintenance moduleWinter
Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud DeveloperMarketing Cloud Email Specialist Certification maintenance moduleSpring
Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Email SpecialistMarketing Cloud Email Specialist Certification maintenance moduleSpring
Salesforce Certified Nonprofit Cloud ConsultantAdministrator maintenance moduleSpring
Salesforce Certified OmniStudio ConsultantOmniStudio Consultant maintenance moduleSummer
Salesforce Certified OmniStudio DeveloperOmniStudio Developer maintenance moduleSummer
Salesforce Certified Pardot ConsultantPardot Specialist maintenance moduleSummer
Salesforce Certified Pardot SpecialistPardot Specialist maintenance moduleSummer
Salesforce Certified Platform App BuilderPlatform App Builder maintenance moduleWinter
Salesforce Certified Platform Developer IPlatform Developer I Certification maintenance moduleWinter
Salesforce Certified Platform Developer IIPlatform Developer I Certification maintenance moduleWinter
Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud ConsultantAdministrator maintenance moduleSpring
Salesforce Certified Service Cloud ConsultantAdministrator maintenance moduleSpring
Salesforce Certified Sharing and Visibility DesignerDesigner maintenance moduleWinter
Salesforce Certified System ArchitectPlatform Developer I maintenance module
+
Designer maintenance module
Winter
Salesforce Certified Tableau CRM and Einstein Discovery ConsultantTableau CRM and Einstein Discovery Consultant maintenance moduleSpring
Salesforce Certified Technical ArchitectN/A
Salesforce Certified User Experience DesignerUser Experience Designer Certification maintenance moduleSpring
Maintenance Modules by Credential

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