Electronic Version of LPI Certification Testing Moving to a Single Vendor from July 1, 2012

About the Transition/Timing of Change


  1. What exactly is the change that LPI is making in its test delivery program? 

Effective July 1, 2012, LPI exams will be delivered exclusively with Pearson VUE via its worldwide network of more than 5,000 testing centers. LPI certification exams will no longer be available at Prometric testing centers at that time. Pearson VUE has been delivering LPI exams since our inception in 1999.

  1. Why is LPI changing its test delivery program?  

We want to simplify the overall testing experience. Focusing on Pearson VUE for exclusive worldwide delivery of LPI exams will provide our candidates with one point of contact to serve all of their testing needs. 

  1. When exactly will this change happen?

Below is a list of important dates that you need to be aware of as it relates to this transition.

Key Dates Actions:

  NOW: Ability to buy vouchers,  register and take a certification exam at a Pearson VUE Test Center
  May 25, 2012: Last day to buy a voucher from Prometric
  June 30, 2012: Last day to register for an exam at a Prometric Test Center
  June 30, 2012: Last day to take an exam at a Prometric Test Center

More information:

LPI and Pearson VUE both provide websites with more informationen and FAQ lists about these changes. Here the links:

(1) LPI: http://www.lpi.org/linux-certifications/faq/single-vendor-testing

(2) Pearson VUE: http://www.pearsonvue.com/lpi/

Pearson VUE FAQ document: http://www.pearsonvue.com/lpi/lpi_faqs.pdf