Red Hat Academy institution tiering program

Bridging the gap between education and industry

Red Hat® Academy provides a curriculum to help education institutions keep pace with the demands of industry. The curriculum involves hands-on instruction across platform, middleware, and cloud technologies built with input from Red Hat development, support, and field consulting teams. Rather than learning theoretical skills, students learn practical skills based on use cases from thousands of enterprise implementations.

Tiering program features and benefits

The Red Hat Academy tiering program offers benefits designed to assist you in further expanding your program within your institution and the educational community. The benefits offered are based on each institution’s level of dedication to Red Hat Academy, while rewarding those who have higher engagement, consumption, and overall standing within the program.

As a Ready Academy, you will receive access to marketing and training resources. The Advanced Academy’s increased commitment to Red Hat is rewarded with enhanced benefits. And because of their focus and dedication, Premier Academy Partners have access to the highest level of benefits available.

Program benefits Ready Advanced Premier
Red Hat Academy Partner welcome kit
Swag program discount  
Participation in conferences and events  
Comarketing activity qualification  
Partner advisory board eligibility    
Featured success story eligibility    
Exclusive upskilling session    
Moderator role within the Red Hat Learning Community    


In addition to the program benefits listed above, qualifying academies will be granted unique access to badges and downloadable certificates via Credly.

Program requirements Ready  Advanced Premier
Completion of the Red Hat Academy partnership
application and acceptance of the Red Hat Academy
partner agreement terms
Yes Yes Yes
Minimum tenure of partnership with Red Hat Academy N/A 1 year 3 years
Participation in annual course planning and review Yes Yes Yes
Offering of Red Hat emerging technology course, in addition to RHCSA® course track at the Red Hat Academy institution N/A Yes Yes
Submission of partner reference story N/A 1 2
Host or attend Red Hat and Academy event N/A 1 / year 2 / year
Use of instructor training course(s) N/A 1 2
Minimum requirement for an academy instructor with a Red Hat Certification N/A N/A Yes
Ongoing delivery of Red Hat Academy curriculum to students in the Red Hat Academy Learning Platform, meeting the minimum requirement of students enrolled in a Red Hat Academy course 1 or more students >15 students >20 students
Meet the minimum number of student certification exams attempted N/A >1 6+
Participation in the Red Hat Academy Student Ambassador Program N/A N/A Yes