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Get Ignition Certified

Whether you use Ignition for an in-house solution or bid projects as an integrator, becoming certified will provide your employer or customer with the confidence that your skills match the job requirements and qualify you to become a Gold, Premier, or Enterprise Integrator with Inductive Automation.

Follow steps 1-3 below to become Core Certified in Ignition basics.
Follow steps 1-5 to become Gold Certified in advanced Ignition features.

  1. Earn Your Credential
    Get started by signing up for a free account at Inductive University. Complete your courses and pass all of the challenges to earn your Ignition Credential.

    An Inductive University Credential is required to qualify for the Core Certification test.

  2. Attend Ignition Core Training (Optional)
    While training classes are not required for certification, they offer invaluable insight and hands-on learning opportunities in an in-person learning environment. By taking a training course taught by one of our Ignition experts, you’ll learn key skills and how to apply them to real-world projects.

    Attending in-person training will grant completion of a portion of IU challenges and covers the cost of the Core Certification test.

    View our training schedule.

  3. Take the Core Certification Test
    Now that you’ve earned your credential, it’s time to put your Ignition knowledge to the test. The Ignition Core Certification Test will cover the basics of Ignition: architecture, real-time status and control, historical data logging, UDTs and templates, and alarming.

    Visit the Certification Status page in your Inductive Automation account to request, download, and learn more about the certification test. Generally, tests will take around 8 hours to complete and can be divided up over the course of several days or weeks. Once started, you will have 30 days to complete your test before it expires.

    The Ignition Core Certification Test is administered at a cost of $1,000; this fee is waived for members of the Inductive Automation Integrator Program.

  4. Attend Ignition Databases and Scripting Training (Optional)
    Want to become Ignition Gold Certified? Continue your Ignition journey by learning more about the advanced features of Ignition in a hands-on lab. This three-day course focuses on advanced functionalities in Ignition and gives specific examples of how to build better projects. Taking the Ignition Databases and Scripting Training is not required for certification, but can help better prepare you for the material covered in the Gold Certification Test.

    This training may be taken back-to-back with the Ignition Core Training, but we recommend spacing them out.

    Attending in-person training will grant completion of a portion of IU challenges and covers the cost of the Core Certification test.

  5. Take the Gold Certification Test
    Once you have passed the Core Certification Test and feel familiar with the advanced features in Ignition, you can challenge yourself by taking the Gold Certification Test. The Ignition Gold Level Certification Test covers more advanced features of Ignition: advanced architectures, tag historian and compression, redundancy, SQL databases, troubleshooting error messages, and more.

    Visit the Certification Status page in your Inductive Automation account to request, download, and learn more about the certification test. Generally, tests will take around 8 hours to complete and can be divided up over the course of several days or weeks. Once started, you will have 30 days to complete your test before it expires.

    The Ignition Core Certification Test is administered at a cost of $1,000; this fee is waived for members of the Inductive Automation Integrator Program.


Once you are Core or Gold Certified, staying current is easy. Any time a major version of Ignition is released, you just need to cover the newest challenges in Inductive University and take the special upgrade version of your current certification test level. You can check on the status of your credential progress and download update tests by visiting the Certification Status page.