Red Hat Partner Accreditation

What types of Red Hat accreditations are available from Red Hat OPEN?

There are two types of accreditations: Partner-level accreditation and role-based accreditation.

PARTNER-LEVEL ACCREDITATION

There are three specializations for this type of accreditation:

  • Red Hat Accredited Middleware Solutions Partner
  • Red Hat Accredited Datacenter Infrastructure Partner
  • Red Hat Accredited Cloud Infrastructure Partner

These accreditations are available to all Red Hat business partners. There are additional achievement requirements, one of which is having a certain number of employees that have completed the respective accreditations. Contact your local account manager for more details.

ROLE-BASED ACCREDITATION

There are three specializations for this type of accreditation:

  • Red Hat Accredited Sales Specialist
  • Red Hat Accredited Sales Engineer Specialist
  • Red Hat Accredited Delivery Specialist

These are for partner employees who complete the prescribed skills track curriculum, including online assessments.

What are the requirements for each Red Hat accreditation, or where can I see a comprehensive view of all courses currently offered?

https://www.redhat.com/en/partners/course_catalog

How do I become a Red Hat Accredited Specialist?

You must be an employee of a Red Hat business partner with active membership in Red Hat's Partner Program. Successful completion of a Red Hat OPEN skills track will grant you recognition as a Red Hat Accredited Specialist. We encourage partner employees to earn accreditations in multiple tracks.

For how long are Red Hat accreditations valid?

Red Hat accreditations are valid for 2 years from attainment.

How does Red Hat OPEN training and accreditation differ from Red Hat Training and Certification?

Red Hat OPEN and Red Hat Training & Certification are two distinct and complementary programs for Red Hat partners. Learn about the differences here: https://www.redhat.com/en/resources/services-partner-enablement-training-certification-infographic

If I have an active Red Hat Certification, can I “test out” of the partner accreditation track?

In some cases, your Red Hat certification will grant you credit for certain Red Hat OPEN training courses and assessments. Partner employees are required to update their Red Hat certifications in Red Hat Connect for Business Partners and notify OPEN-Program@redhat.com.

To log an instance of Red Hat certification:

  • Log in to Red Hat Connect for Business Partners.
  • Select “Manage Technical Accreditations” from within the “Partner Toolbox.”
  • Select “Add New Accreditation” to register a new or updated accomplishment, or “Delete” to remove any expired certifications.
  • Send the Red Hat certification number and the Red Hat OPEN track you are interested in to OPEN-Program@redhat.com. Once your Red Hat certification is validated as current, the Red Hat OPEN team will confirm your waiver.

Send the Red Hat certification number and the Red Hat OPEN track you are interested in to open-program@redhat.com. Once your Red Hat certification is validated as current, the Red Hat OPEN team will confirm your waiver.

Does Red Hat OPEN offer a physical logo or proof that I've completed an accreditation?

Once the requirements for accreditation are met, a partner employee will receive a certificate of achievement. In addition, they will be able to access the corresponding accreditation logo that can be used on a business card, website, etc. This allows partner employees and partners to promote their skills, depth of knowledge, and expertise.

After completing an accreditation, can I print a diploma?

Yes, diplomas are issued once requirements for completion are met.