Renewals For IT & Wi-Fi Certificates

CWNP Certification Renewal Policy:

The requirements to maintain each CWNP certification are below:

  • CWS - The CWS certification is valid for three (3) years. To recertify, you must pass the most recent version of the exam. By passing the CWS exam, your CWS certificate will be renewed for another three years.

  • CWT - The CWS certification is valid for three (3) years. To recertify, you must pass the most recent version of the exam. By passing the CWT exam, your CWT certificate will be renewed for another three years.

  • CWTS - The CWTS is a lifetime certification. Because CWTS is an entry-level certification, no re-certification is required.

  • CWNA - The CWNA certification is valid for three (3) years. To recertify, pass one of the professional level certifications exams (CWSP,CWDP, CWAP) BEFORE your CWNA expires.  By doing so, the CWNA will be renwed for another three (3) years.  Or just retake the current version of the CWNA exam.

  • CWSP - The CWSP certification is valid for three (3) years. To recertify, you must have a current CWNA credential and pass the current CWSP exam, or earn the CWNE certification. By passing the CWSP exam, your CWNA certificate will be renewed for another three years.

  • CWAP - The CWAP certification is valid for three (3) years. To recertify, you must have a current CWNA credential and pass the current CWAP exam, or earn the CWNE certification. By passing the CWAP exam, your CWNA certificate will be renewed for another three years.

  • CWDP - The CWDP certification is valid for three (3) years. To recertify, you must have a current CWNA credential and pass the current CWDP exam, or earn the CWNE certification. By passing the CWDP certificate, your CWNA certificate will be renewed for an another three years.

  • CWNE - The CWNE certification is valid for three (3) years. To recertify, CWNE's must report 60 CE's in a three year cycle. CWNE CE Program

  • CWNT - The CWNT certification is an instructor certification, and must be maintained more rigorously and more often than other certifications. There is a yearly renewal fee of $200. If you are a CWNT, you must recertify at each level you teach each time that an exam is updated. For example, when CWxx-x01 is upgraded to CWxx-x02, each CWNT had 90 days to recertify at the instructor level (80%) for exam CWxx-x02 in order to be qualified and authorized to teach the CWxx training class.
Success Stories

I literally just came out of the testing centre having taken the CWDP exam. The certification process opened my mind to different techniques and solutions. This knowledge can only broaden your perspective. Great job, CWNP, you have a great thing going on here.

-Darren
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Working through the CWNP coursework and certifications helped not only to deepen my technical knowledge and understanding, but also it boosted my confidence. The hard work it took to earn my CWNE has been rewarding in so many ways.

-Ben
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I want to commend you and all at CWNP for having a great organization. You really 'raise the bar' on knowing Wi-Fi well. I have learned a ton of information that is helping my job experience and personal career goals, because of my CWAP/CWDP/CWSP studies. Kudos to all at CWNP.

-Glenn
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