I appreciate the feedback and thanks for reaching out.
When we launched the legacy certification exam (2018), the certifications were set to expire in 1 year. Most of the early certifications were issued with a 1-year expiry date, and later that was removed in a revamp of the certification diploma.
You are displaying the first 2 diplomas in reversed order, the first one was actually the one with the blue UiPath logo (and 1 year expiration date) and the second was without the expiration date.
The policy was extended and the expiration date removed in an attempt to not leave the candidates with an expired certificate, but no option to re-certify or renew. It stayed like that until we retired the program (April, 2020), and we decided to extend the certifications to everybody no matter when they got certified (either in 2018 or 2019) until June 2021. This way, we made sure that people don’t feel pressured to re-certify immediately, even if they obtained their certification in January 2019, for example.
The new program was launched in May, 2020 and we are giving everybody a chance to get certified until June, 2021.
Looking forward to hearing from you. Have a nice day!