Recertification Information

With the advances of ICT technologies, Huawei certification content will be updated and optimized irregularly. Recertification can renew the validity of a certificate, and ensure that certification complies with the latest development trend of ICT technologies.
To ensure that the professional capabilities of certified personnel match the latest trends in the ICT field in real time, the recertification requirements are as follows:

  • Before a certificate expires, the certificate holder shall participate in the certification examination at the corresponding level or a higher level to renew the certificate validity. For details about the rules, see the following explanations.
  • If the certificate holder does not participate in recertification before the certificate expires, the certificate will become invalid. To make the certificate valid again, the certificate holder must participate in the corresponding certification exam.
  • For details about scheduling exam, please visit the certification procdure.

Certificate Validity Period

Certification Level Period of Validity
HCIA(Associate Level) Three years
HCIP(Professional Level) Three years
HCIE(Expert Level) Two years + one year (buffer period when the certificate is invalid)

Recertification Project

Certification Type Technical Field Associate Level Professional Level Expert Level
ICT Infrastructure Certification Routing & Switching HCIA HCIP-Routing & Switching HCIE-Routing & Switching
Security HCIA-Security HCIP-Security -
WLAN HCIA-WLAN HCIP-WLAN -
SDN HCIA-SDN HCIP-SDN -
Transmission HCIA-Transmission HCIP-Transmission -
Access HCIA-Access HCIP-Access -
LTE HCIA-LTE HCIP-LTE -
Enterprise Communication Unified Communication HCIA-Unified Communication HCIP-Unified Communication

HCIE-Enterprise Communication

Contact Center HCIA-Contact Center HCIP-Contact Center
Video Conference HCIA-Video Conference HCIP-Video Conference
Data Center Facility HCIA-Data Center Facility HCIP-Data Center Facility-BFDO -
Storage HCIA-Storage HCIP-Storage HCIE-Storage
Cloud Computing HCIA-Cloud Computing HCIP-Cloud Computing HCIE-Cloud Computing
Big Data HCIA-Big Data - -
Data Center HCIA-Data Center HCIP-Data Center HCIE-Data Center
Cloud Service HCIA-Cloud  Service - -
IoT - - -
AI - - -
ICT Developer Certification Cloud Computing - - -
Big Data - - -
Cloud Service - - -
IoT - - -
ICT Vertical Certification Finance - - -
Public Safety HCIA-Public Safety - -

Recertification Method

ICT Infrastructure Certification

HCIA recertification:Before a certificate expires, the certification holder needs to take and pass any current HCIA/HCIP/HCIE written/HCIE Lab/HCIE Interview of the ICT infrastructure certification type (excluding SDN, Transmission, Access, LTE, and Data Center Facility certification).
HCIP recertification:Before a certificate expires, pass any current HCIP/HCIE written/HCIE Lab/HCIE Interview of the ICT infrastructure certification type (excluding SDN, Transmission, Access, LTE, and Data Center Facility certification).
HCIE recertification:Before the certificate expires, pass any current HCIE Written/HCIE Lab/HCIE Interview of the ICT infrastructure certification type.
Note: To re-certify for the SDN, Transmission, Access, LTE, or DCF certification at the associate, professional level, pass one of the following before the certificate expires:
(1)any subject at the same level in the same technical field
(2)any subject at a higher level in the same technical field

ICT Developer Certification

HCIA recertification:Before a certificate expires, pass any current HCIA/HCIP/HCIE Written/HCIE Lab/HCIE Interview of the ICT developer certification type.
HCIP recertification:Before a certificate expires, pass any current HCIP/HCIE Written/HCIE Lab/HCIE Interview of the ICT developer certification type.
HCIE recertification:Before a certificate expires, pass any current HCIE Written/HCIE Lab/HCIE Interview of the ICT developer certification type.

ICT Vertical Certification

To re-certify, pass one of the following before a certificate expires:
(1)any subject at the same level in the same technical field
(2)any subject at a higher level in the same technical field

Validity Period Extension Rule

Associate level and professional Level:If recertification is successful within a certificate's three-year validity period, the certificate validity period will be extended by three years after the exam result release date.
Expert level:If recertification is successful within a certificate's two-year validity period, the certificate validity period will be extended by two years after the exam result release date. If recertification is successful within a certificate's one-year buffer period, the certificate validity period will be extended by two years after the original expiration date.