Salesforce Trailhead Certification Verification and Maintenance Guide.

It is possible to verify Salesforce Trailhead Certifications using Candidate’s Full Name or Webassessor registered Email. Here is how you can verify Salesforce Certifications.

Salesforce Certification Verification – Step 1.

Log in to Salesforce Trailhead and go to Credentials -> Verify Certification (or use the direct URL: https://trailhead.salesforce.com/credentials/verification )

Salesforce Certification Verification Step 1

Salesforce Certification Verification – Step 2.

You can verify a Salesforce Certified Professional by using his Full Name or Email registered with Webassessor.

Salesforce Certification Verification Step 2

Salesforce Certification Verification – Step 3.

Once you provide Full Name or Email and Click on Search button a list of all the Certified Professionals matching the search criteria is displayed.

Verification Step 3

Salesforce Certification Verification – Step 4.

Click on Show Credentials link to view a list of all the active* Salesforce Trailhead Certifications. Please note that this list does not show any Salesforce Accredited Professional Credentials#. (Please note that updates can take up to one business day)

Verification Step 4

Salesforce Certification Verification – Step 5.

Click on Print View Button to view a printer friendly list of all the active Certifications.

Verification Step 5

*A Salesforce Certified Professional needs to meet certain Certification Maintenance Requirements to keep their Certifications active. More details about Salesforce Certifications Maintenance to follow in this article.

#What is the difference between Salesforce Trailhead Certification and Salesforce Accredited Professional Credentials? Please check out this article about Salesforce Accredited Profession Credentials!

Opt-in to the Salesforce Credentials Verification Page

If you would like to display your certifications on the Salesforce credentials verification page, you will need to opt-in. To do this:

  1. Log into your test taker account in Webassessor.
  2. Select the “Edit Profile” link in the upper-right hand corner of the screen.
  3. Modify the verification opt-in check box.
  4. Select Save.

If you do not update your test taker profile, or if you select ‘No’ for the verification opt-in, your certifications will not be listed on the certification verification page.

Once you have chosen to opt-in to share your certifications on the verification page, please consider the following:

  • It will take 1-2 hours for your certifications to appear on the verification page.
  • The full name and email address used in the verification page is based on the name and email address you have associated with your test taker profile in Webassessor. Note, the email address associated with your test taker profile is separate from your Webassessor username.
  • Only active certifications will be displayed; expired or retired certifications will not appear.
  • Only your name, location, and active certifications will be displayed; all other personal information will not be shared.
  • Users cannot search for lists of Certified Professionals, by location, company, credential, or any other like parameter.

You may elect to remove yourself from the verification page at any time. Simply follow the steps above and modify the verification opt-in check box.

Maintain Your Salesforce Credential

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. Certified Administrator is entry-level and maintains the Certified Advanced Administrator certification).

View the table below to see scheduled Trailhead Certification maintenance cycle.

Certification NameMaintenance Requirement Release 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 module
Winter
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

Link to Salesforce Certification Expiration Policy.

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