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, recertification requirements are implemented. For details about the recertification 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.

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

Technical Domain Technical Direction Associate Professional Expert
ICT Vertical Certification Finance -- -- --
Public Safety HCIA-Public Safety -- --
Platform and Service Certification Big Data HCIA-Big Data -- --
AI HCIA-AI -- --
IoT -- -- --
Enterprise Communication HCIA-Unified Communication HCIP-Unified Communication HCIE-Enterprise Communication
HCIA-Video Conference HCIP-Video Conference
HCIA-Contact Center HCIP-Contact Center --
Cloud Service HCIA-Cloud Service -- --
Cloud Computing HCIA-Cloud Computing HCIP-Cloud Computing HCIE-Cloud Computing
ICT Infrastructure Certification Data Center HCIA-Data Center HCIP-Data Center HCIE-Data Center
HCIA-Data Center Facility HCIP-Data Center Facility Deployment --
Storage HCIA-Storage HCIP-Storage HCIE-Storage
Server -- -- --
Routing & Switching HCIA-Routing & Switching HCIP-Routing & Switching HCIE-Routing & Switching
HCIP-Carrier IP HCIE-Carrier IP
WLAN HCIA-WLAN HCIP-WLAN --
Security HCIA-Security HCIP-Security --
SDN HCIA-SDN HCIP-SDN --
Transmission HCIA-Transmission HCIP-Transmission --
Access HCIA-Access HCIP-Access --
LTE HCIA-LTE HCIP-LTE --
HCIA-LTE-RNP&RNO HCIP-LTE-RNP&RNO
5G -- -- --

Recertification Method

Huawei certification consists of three technical domain: ICT infrastructure certification, platform and service certification, and ICT vertical certification.
Examinees can update the validity date of the certificate in any of the following cases before the certificate expires:
● Participate and pass any exam of the current certification.
● Participate and pass any exam of the higher level certification which from the same technical direction of the current certification.
● Participate and pass any exam of the same or higher level certification which from the same technical domain of the current certification.

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.