How Do I Become SAS Certified

Three Steps to Become SAS Certified:

  1. Determine which certification path is best for you
    SAS offers certifications on the following topics - programming, data warehousing, and predictive modeling. Determine which certification most meets your needs and get started today!

  2. Prepare for your exams
    Several training resources are available to help you prepare for exams. Whether you prefer self-study or instructor-led training we have the tools for you.

  3. Schedule and Complete Your exam(s)

    Registration Options:

    • Online
      Visit Follow these easy steps once on the site:
      • Attention first-time users:
        You must create a new Web account within Pearson VUE before you can schedule a SAS exam. This can take up to two business days based on information provided to produce your username and password needed for exam registration.
      • Returning users:
        If you have previously taken a test with Pearson VUE and created a Web account, but do not remember your sign-in information, there are links within Pearson VUE to help obtain this information.
    • Telephone
      To register by phone, visit and select the 'Schedule By Phone'. Numbers for your location will be provided.

    Testing Locations

    Register with Pearson VUE as indicated above.

    Exam Pricing

    Within North America and India, the fees associated with an exam offered through Pearson VUE is $180 USD.

    Certification exam prices are subject to change. In some countries, different pricing and additional taxes may apply. Please visit for exam pricing in your country.

    Cancellation Policy

    • To cancel or reschedule your test appointment, visit and select 'Cancel a Test' or 'Reschedule a Test.' Tests must be canceled more than 24 hours before the scheduled exam appointment time. Canceling with less than 24 hours' notice will forfeit your exam fee.
    • Customers who do not appear for a scheduled exam forfeit the full exam fee. If the exam fee was paid with a voucher, the voucher number will be invalidated and unavailable for future use.

    Retake Policy

    Candidates may attempt each certification exam up to five times in a 12-month period, waiting a minimum of 14 days between attempts. Exam charges are incurred for each exam attempt. Exams that do not comply with this retake policy will be considered invalid and will not be eligible for refund and/or a certification credential. Once a passing score is achieved on a specific exam, no further attempts are allowed on that exam.

    Candidate Agreement

    Candidates are encouraged to review the SAS Institute Inc. Global Certification Program Candidate Agreement prior to their exam day.

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