SAS® Certification for Academics

Whether you're a student preparing for a career – or an educator validating what you know – you can get certified in SAS for less.

SAS certification helped me understand how SAS processes data at a deeper level and opened my eyes to best practices when using the software. SAS certifications clearly demonstrate my understanding of the software to colleagues and clients. Elaine Kearney Graduate Student The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Now is the time to learn new skills, explore technologies and add credentials to your résumé.

Why Get SAS® Certified

  • Valuable investment that pays off. With our SAS academic discount, it's easier to explore different technologies you might be interested in – and get certified in more than one. Get 50% off the standard, full-price, published fees.*
  • Credentials from the analytics leader. SAS certifications are globally recognized, so when you have them on your résumé, it shows you've received in-depth training from industry experts.
  • A distinct career advantage. SAS skills are highly valued among many of today's top employers. When you're certified, you're setting yourself apart from the competition.

*This discount is not available in China or India. Please email the country office in China or India to inquire about other discounts or promotions that may apply.

Earn a Digital Badge From SAS

Earning a globally recognized credential from SAS means you can also earn a digital badge to share on social media sites.

Ready to get certified? Start by visiting the SAS Academic Hub.

SAS has many credentials available, but you may want to access those in the SAS Academic Hub first. It's where you'll find our most popular certifications that can help you launch a career in analytics. It's also where you can apply for a student discount and schedule an exam. All you need is a SAS Profile and an email address associated with your university domain.

Certifications available:

  • SAS Certified Specialist: Base Programming Using SAS 9.4.
  • SAS Certified Professional: Advanced Programming Using SAS 9.4.
  • SAS Certified Statistical Business Analyst Using SAS®9: Regression and Modeling.
  • SAS Certified Predictive Modeler Using SAS Enterprise Miner 14.
  • SAS Certified Specialist: Machine Learning Using SAS Viya.
  • SAS Certified Specialist: Visual Business Analytics 7.5/8.3.
  • SAS Certified Associate: Programming Fundamentals Using SAS 9.4.

Exam preparation materials available:

  • Base Programming Using SAS 9.4.
  • Programming Fundamentals Using SAS 9.4.
  • Advanced Programming Using SAS 9.4.
  • Statistical Business Analysis Using SAS 9.
  • Predictive Modeling Using SAS Enterprise Miner – Practical Applications for Business Applications.
  • Machine Learning Using SAS Viya 3.4.
  • SAS Certified Specialist: Visual Business Analytics 7.5/8.3.

How to Access Materials in the SAS Academic Hub

(The SAS Academic Hub is an online resource for educators and students interested in teaching and learning SAS.)


To get started, click the link below and you'll be taken to the SAS Profile page.

Log In

Log in or create a SAS Profile. To validate your access to the SAS Academic Hub, your SAS Profile must use an email address associated with your university domain.


Review and accept the license agreement.


You will be taken to the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where you can access the Hub and explore free materials and e-learning.

Find Additional Credentials

If you want a wider selection of SAS certifications, view our complete list. You'll find credentials in everything from advanced analytics to visual modeling. To get your academic discount, please take the following steps:

  • Request a discount voucher prior to registering for a SAS certification exam.
  • Select the certification credential you want once you've received your voucher.

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