Red Hat Certification

Get certified. Hire certified.

Our certification program helps professionals prove their skills and build their careers. It also gives employers a meaningful way to find and develop qualified professionals.

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Build an effective team

Finding the best talent can be difficult. Our certification resources for employers will help you find Red Hat® Certified Professionals, verify that someone is certified by Red Hat, and match certifications with the skills you need.


Make your tech skills exceptional

Employers want to hire only the best IT professionals. That’s why a Red Hat certification isn’t just about answering test questions. You must pass a hands-on, practical exam using our technologies.

Certification toolkit

The information you need. All in 1 place.

It shouldn't be a chore to learn about—and register for—the certification you want. We provide a number of ways to help you.

Red Hat Certification Central

Verify or find a Red Hat Certified Professional.

Certification success stories

Explore success stories from around the globe.

Renew your certification

Learn how to keep your certifications current.

Ways to test

We offer hands-on certification exams in classroom settings, as individual exams, and at an organization's location.

Our customers are larger enterprises that look to us to have the right expertise on staff. One way we show them that we are prepared to handle their environments is the large number of Red Hat Certified Engineers we have.

Sean Millichamp, Enterprise architect, Secure-24

Success stories

Nexor success with Red Hat Certification

Nexor, a UK market leader in secure information exchange and information assurance security, gets help from Red Hat hands-on training and certification to move from a proprietary set of operating systems to an open system.