Technology is evolving.

As Salesforce evolves, you need to expand your skills and knowledge in order to successfully manage the latest advances. We know you’ve been waiting to take your programming assignment. Salesforce University now offers three certifications in place of our Force.com credentials: Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I, Salesforce Certified Platform Developer II, and Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder. Our Force.com credentials will begin retiring in July of 2017, so choose the best transition option for you. The retirement process for these credentials will be complete as of March 30, 2018.

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I’m in the process of earning my Salesforce
Certified Force.com Advanced Developer credential.
What’s my path?

 

Here’s how to up your game with a new credential:

Option 1
First, earn your Certified Force.com Advanced Developer credential, then transition.
  • Sit for your Salesforce Force.com Advanced Developer programming assignment to complete this credential.
  • Visit the schedule page on the certification site for registration dates. There is no cost for this exam.

Once completed, you can transition to the Platform Developer I
and II credentials.
  • Take a short, proctored Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I and II transition exam.
  • Cost: Free
  • Retake Cost: Free — there is no fee for this transition exam
  • Format: 16 multiple-choice questions
  • Passing Score: 63%
  • Allotted Time: 30 minutes
  • Cost: Free
  • Retake Cost: Free — there is no fee for this transition exam
  • Format: 16 multiple-choice questions
  • Passing Score: 63%
  • Allotted Time: 30 minutes
  • Upon passing, your Advanced Developer credential will be replaced with the new Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I and Salesforce Certified Platform Developer II credentials.
Option 2
Immediately transition to the Platform Developer I credential.

Instead of first earning your Force.com Advanced Developer credential, you can go straight for your Platform Developer I credential. You will demonstrate your ability to develop custom business logic and interfaces to extend Salesforce using Apex and Visualforce.

  • Take a short non-proctored Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I transition exam to earn this credential.
  • Cost: Free — there is no fee for this transition exam
  • Format: 16 multiple-choice questions
  • Passing Score: 73%
  • Allotted Time: 30 minutes
  • Cost: Free — there is no fee for this transition exam
  • Format: 16 multiple-choice questions
  • Passing Score: 73%
  • Allotted Time: 30 minutes
Next, transition to the Platform Developer II credential.

Demonstrate your skills and knowledge of the advanced programmatic capabilities of the Force.com platform, and your ability to develop complex business logic and interfaces.

  • Take a short proctored Salesforce Certified Platform Developer II transition exam to become eligible for the programming assignment.
  • Cost: Free — there is no fee for this transition exam
  • Format: 35 multiple-choice questions
  • Passing Score: 63%
  • Allotted Time: 60 minutes
  • Cost: Free — there is no fee for this transition exam
  • Format: 35 multiple-choice questions
  • Passing Score: 63%
  • Allotted Time: 60 minutes
  • Pass the Salesforce Certified Platform Developer II programming assignment to complete this credential.
  • Maintain your Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I credential to maintain both credentials.
  • Programming assignments can be completed after the March 30, 2018 transition deadline.
Bonus
You can also earn the new Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder credential.

Demonstrate your ability to design, build, and implement custom applications using the declarative customization capabilities of the Force.com platform.

  • Keep and maintain your Force.com certification until your next maintenance fee (beginning February 1, 2017).
  • Take a short proctored Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder transition exam.
  • Cost: USD 100
  • Retake Cost: USD 50
  • Format: 20 multiple-choice questions
  • Passing Score: 65%
  • Allotted Time: 30 minutes
  • Cost: USD 100
  • Retake Cost: USD 50
  • Format: 20 multiple-choice questions
  • Passing Score: 65%
  • Allotted Time: 30 minutes