There are 2 paths of pre-approved training courses to earn CompTIA CEUs: Other CompTIA training and non-CompTIA IT Industry Certifications. If you earned a CompTIA A+, Network+, or Security+ certification after January 1, 2011 your certification has an expiration date of three years. You will have three years from the date certified to pass the latest version of the exam or complete the CompTIA Continuing Education program to earn re-certification. Here are the details and simplest ways to complete the CompTIA Continuing Education program.
How many CEUs do I need for CompTIA certification renewal?
- CompTIA A+ requires 20 CEUs in three years
- CompTIA Network+ requires 30 CEUs in three years
- CompTIA Security+ requires 50 CEUs in three years
- CompTIA Cloud+ requires 50 CEUs in three years
- CompTIA CySA+ requires 60 CEUs in three years
- CompTIA CASP requires 75 CEUs in three years
How can I earn CompTIA CEUs?
There are multiple ways to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) toward your ComPTIA certification renewal. This includes industry participation, work experience, CompTIA CEU webinars and even publishing. CompTIA's Certification Renewal Policy has more detail about those activities and their CEU value.
Industry related training and certification is the simplest way to renew your existing CompTIA certification, and also earn new knowledge to be added to your resume.
Which CompTIA Certifications count towards CEUs?
Training and certification that is relevant to the highest-level CompTIA certification held or to be updated varies by the certification you currently hold. This is a chart of the CompTIA certifications that count towards renewal.
|CompTIA CE You Need to Renew||Total CEUs Required for Renewal||CompTIA Certifications That Count Towards Renewal||CEUs Awarded|
|CompTIA Cloud+||50||CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+)||10|
|CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)||60||CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+)||60|
|CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+)||75||CompTIA Cloud+||4|
Are there non-CompTIA certifications I can use to earn CEUs?
Yes. Non-CompTIA IT Industry Certifications can also be used to satisfy the 3 year CEU requirement. For example, you may renew your Security+ Certification by earning 1 of the following from the CompTIA CEU list:
- EC Council
DoD Directive 8570 CompTIA Certification Holders
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) requires every CompTIA-certified IA workforce member to obtain a CompTIA CE credential as part of DoD 8570.01-M. DoD personnel who take a CompTIA exam in 2011 or after are automatically enrolled in the CE program. Entry into the program can only be attained by passing one of these exams. NHDoD military training solutions can help you remain compliant.
There are ways to subsidize DoD IT training through the GSA Procurement process . You should check with your component point of contact or contact your NHDoD representative to determine whether your component will pay for your annual CE maintenance fee.