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.
|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)|
|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||--||--|
|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||--|
|Routing & Switching||HCIA-Routing & Switching||HCIP-Routing & Switching||HCIE-Routing & Switching|
|HCIP-Carrier IP||HCIE-Carrier IP|
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.
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.