The certification process

You will find on this page more information on the certification process: How to get certified? Is the certfication renewable? The steps through which to pass? How much does it cost me?

How do I register?

Pass CESAM Associate certification (QCM online)

  1. Prepare the exam
  2. Buy you token to pass the online exam
    • Pay by credit card through our secured payment platform. Click here. You will automatically receive your invoice.
    • You can also ask for a proposal to the CESAM certification office. Send your request at to receive your quotation. Your registration will only be taken into account once the quotation has been validated (by returning the signed document or by sending a purchase order) so that the certification office can draw up the corresponding invoice.
  3. The CESAM Certification Office receives your application and sends you the information to take your exam on-line.
    • You will receive a message with the “token” of your registration, ie a link to log on to the online exam with username and password.
    • You have one month to use your token (valid for one unique connection of 1h30 maximum).
  4. In case of success in online QCM (at least 30 correct answers out of 40):
    • You automatically receive your certificate in PDF format.
    • The CESAM Certification Office will then send you a message with more information about CESAM community activities.
  5. If you fail, you can retake the exam with a 30% discount. Apply at the CESAM Certification Office ( to get the promotional code and re-register.


Pass the CESAM Confirmed certification and get  the French and European recognized title of “System Architect” or “Entreprise Architect” (RNCP level 1 and EQF level 7)

  1. You already have at least 3 years of experience and think you have the skills required to apply for the Validation of Acquired Experience (VAE)
  2. You want to follow a training with a project coaching allowing to validate the skills of the System Architect or the Entreprise Architect


Pass the CESAM Expert certification

Do I have to renew my certification?

The CESAM professional certification, once obtained, is assigned to you without any time limit. You do not need to systematically repeat the exams to keep your title.

How much does certification cost?

  • CESAM Associate:
    • 200 euros HT for the first exam
    • In case of fail, 140 euros HT for each new registration


  • CESAM Confirmed:
    • through the Validation of Acquired Experience: 1.500 euros HT
    • trough the inter-companies on-the-job training: 12.500 euros HT
    • through the intra-company on-the-job training: price on demand (


  • CESAM Expert :
    • 500 euros HT


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