The Open Group Professional Certifications

The Open Group is a global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives through IT standards. With more than 700 member organizations, The Open Group is leading the development of open, vendor-neutral IT standards and certifications.

For IT professionals, The Open Group Certifications are a globally recognized, credible, and portable validation that you have the knowledge, skills, and expertise to get the job done. It’s the most reliable guide for selecting qualified professionals for critical roles, as well as a clear path for professional development and advancement. Learn more about each of our knowledge-based professional certifications.

Examinations are available for individuals to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the following standards from The Open Group: ArchiMate® Specification, DPBoK™ Standard, IT4IT™ Reference Architecture, Open Agile Architecture™ Standard, Open FAIR™ Body of Knowledge, TOGAF® Standard.

Preparation is the key to success

The Open Group recommends training and/or the use of appropriate study guides and practice tests to prepare for the examination. Training is available from The Open Group Accredited Training Course Provider organizations. Our certification preparation page provides information on finding the training course, study guide, or practice test you need to succeed.

Schedule An Exam

Appointments may be made in advance or on the day you wish to test, subject to availability. Login to create or access your account at The Open Group and register for an exam.

After the Exam

Upon completion of your exam, your results will be sent to The Open Group who will send you an email within 6 business days with instructions for how to complete the certification process in order to get certified.

ESL – English as a Second Language

Additional time may be provided for people taking an English language exam for whom English is not their first language. Candidates residing in and taking an exam in a Designated ESL Country are eligible for extra time to complete the exam. Other candidates may be eligible and would require approval from The Open Group prior to booking an exam. Please see The Open Group’s information on the ESL Time Allowance for more information.


If you have a disability and require a specific (non-ESL) accommodation, such as a time extension or a reader / recorder, you will need to obtain prior approval from The Open Group before Pearson VUE can complete your booking.


Should you wish to discuss your testing experience, please raise a helpdesk ticket in The Open Group Help Center - login using your account with The Open Group that was used for your exam registration, select the Certification and Accreditation Category, and the specific program. Please provide details of the exam name, voucher code, and expiry date (if applicable). Please note that rescheduling and cancellations are managed through your Pearson VUE account (select Login).

TOGAF® and ArchiMate® are registered trademarks and DPBoK™, IT4IT™, Open Agile Architecture™ and Open FAIR™ are trademarks of The Open Group.

Last updated 2023-01-12