Why UiPath have set UiARD expiry date for 3 years ? upsetting news

I would like to offer some feedback regarding UiPath’s certification policies. It’s quite disappointing to discover that all UiPath Certifications are now valid for only 3 years from the date of achievement.

This decision places an unwelcome burden on developers, as it necessitates a rigorous and costly exam preparation process every three years. Not only does this disrupt their workflow, but it also imposes a significant financial strain, requiring individuals to allocate an additional $200 for a certificate that previously had no expiration date. It appears as though this change is primarily driven by financial motives rather than the intent to provide ongoing value to certified professionals.

Furthermore, this 3-year validity policy contradicts the very purpose of a certificate, which is to showcase one’s proficiency and capability in a particular skill indefinitely. It is meant to signify a permanent achievement and not a temporary demonstration of skills. This new policy undermines the intrinsic value of certifications, which should promote continuous learning and development, rather than merely serving as a revenue stream.

In conclusion, I believe UiPath should reconsider this change and place a greater emphasis on empowering certified professionals to stay up-to-date with their skills, rather than forcing them into a time-bound and costly recertification cycle. This would foster a more supportive and sustainable environment for the UiPath community.


Hi @Basit_Xe ,
I think during that time there will be updates to make them more suitable, activities, packages…
At the same time, it affirms the thoroughness of ensuring the skills of the individual with that certificate

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And having people recertify every x years is also a source of revenue…
The certification is a marketing joke anyways. Questions that emphasize UiPath “best practices” which are far from useful. Having you memorize features you’d normally look up if not known… the certification says so little of your actual developer skills.

I know it’s less practical in terms of certification, but as an ‘advanced developer’ it would be better to have certification after actually building a use-case rather then learning searchable theory.

Hence… it’s all about revenue…

I hard disagree with this being the purpose of the certification.
Considering the software is changing so much over the years, in my opinion a certification from 3 years ago is pretty useless as I have no way of knowing if you actually kept up to date.
We see many people are stuck using classic activities after the recently community update (likely also meaning they aren’t using the software according to the licencing terms) and them fussing they could no longer see alot of the classic stuff they are used to.

It requiring renewal ensures people need to learn the new features, it is neccessary and I don’t know why you think an exam once every 3 years is some sort of huge disruption.

Regarding the comment on empowering people to stay up to date, with due respect, if you think you aren’t then you aren’t paying attention, they do regular release demo’s, they have a huge, free, academy, youtube videos, the insider portal. Whatever feature you think is missing I think its likely it actually exists. Otherwise give tangible examples of the gaps.

This however I will agree, the ones where you need to, for example, remember the difference between hardware events or simulate or whatever are just annoying. Those are not things I memorize, I press F1 and read the documentation when I need to.
I actually had a recent quiz question from UiPath where it was asking what states are expected in a state machine and was listing various states from the REFramework.
Considering state machines are abstract concepts this frustrated me as none of the states in the REFramework should be required in a state machine as it depends what you are modelling.