Frequently Asked Questions About SAS Certification Manager
We will be migrating all historical certification data to the brand-new SAS Certification Manager from August 13, 2018 - August 21, 2018. The new system will provide our candidates with convenient access to a robust set of certification services and features while maintaining the security of their data.
This system will be your one stop shop for all things SAS Certification. Using one set of login credentials instead of three you can enter this system and schedule exams, review your exam history, access your digital badge(s) and much more.
Below are some frequently asked questions.
What is SAS Certification Manager?
SAS Certification Manager is a secure certification management platform. With one set of login credentials you can:
- Seamlessly sign-in to Pearson VUE to schedule and modify exam appointments, access practice exams, print score reports or see your payment history
- Access your digital badges in Acclaim
- Review your exam history
- Access eCertificates and logos
- Create transcripts to share your certifications with interested parties
- Update your demographic information
- Stay informed of new certification offerings and program changes
- Share your certification status by opting into the SAS Certified Professional Directory with improved search features and options.
Important facts about the transition to SAS Certification Manager
When does the transition take place?
The transition will take place from August 13, 2018 – August 21, 2018. Limited functionality in the Pearson VUE registration system will be available during this time. Full functionality and access to SAS Certification Manager will be available on August 21, 2018.
Will the transition impact my ability to create a testing account at Pearson VUE?
Yes. After August 18th, 2018 new candidates (have never tested with SAS before) will not be able to create a testing account until the new system is online on August 21, 2018. It is recommended that if you wish to test prior to this window that you create an account and schedule your exam at www.pearsonvue.com/sas as soon as possible.
Will the transition impact my ability to access my existing Pearson VUE account or take an exam if I have an existing appointment?
No. All candidates with existing accounts will be able to access them during the transition. Candidates can also complete an exam and/or access their exam appointments at www.pearsonvue.com/sas to cancel or reschedule. Score reports will still be available at the completion of an exam, however there may be a slight delay in results and certificates being available until the new system is online.
Will the transition affect access to my certification records?
Access to the current Certification Records Management System will be discontinued on August 13th, 2018. Candidates will not be able to access their certification history, print certificates, etc. until the new system is online August 21, 2018. If you anticipate needing a certificate or certification verification during this time, we recommend you login before August 13, 2018 and retrieve what you need.
Is there any required action prior to the transition?
No. Your information will automatically and securely be transferred into SAS Certification Manager.
Is there any required action after the transition?
Yes, candidates that wish to access their certification records or schedule a new exam will need to log in to SAS Certification Manager after August 21st, 2018. Please take a few extra seconds to update your demographic information when you log in as well.
How will I log in to SAS Certification Manager?
Existing users will need to complete a one-time re-registration to access their certification accounts using their email address or information from a previous score report.
Candidates who have never tested before will create a new account.
Step-by-step instructions for logging in are addressed in a separate question (see below).
Will my entire Exam/Certification history be migrated to SAS Certification Manager?
Yes, all SAS exams taken and certifications earned will be available for you to view in SAS Certification Manager. We recommend you log in and review your certification history and update your demographic information. Although it is unlikely, if you notice any discrepancies in information please contact email@example.com for resolution.
Will my opt-in to the Public Directory of SAS Certified Individuals migrate to SAS Certification Manager?
Yes, if you opted in to have your information displayed in the current Public Directory of SAS Certified individuals, you will automatically be opted in to the new directory. By default, your original opt-in fields (first and last name and certifications earned) will be displayed. If you wish to share more or less information, you may log in to SAS Certification Manager and update your Directory Preferences at any time.
My company is a SAS Partner and my certification(s) count toward its membership in the Partner Program. Will there be any impact?
No, the certifications will not be impacted and will continue to count towards your company's SAS Partner Program requirements.
It is however strongly recommended that candidates employed at SAS Partner Organizations login to SAS Certification Manager and review their current demographic information, specifically their affiliation status by selecting SAS Partner and the appropriate organization, then enter their corporate email address to assure timely communications and credit for certifications at the organization level.
What are the step-by-step instructions to log in SAS Certification Manager?
SAS Certification Manager can be accessed at www.certmetrics.com/sas.
New User (Has never taken a SAS exam before):
- Click on "Never logged in before?"
- On the next screen, fill out the self-registration form to create a new account.
Returning Candidate (Has taken SAS exam(s) before but has never logged into SAS Certification Manager):
- Click on "Never logged in before?"
- On the next screen, click on the "Click here if you have already taken a SAS exam"
- You will then be prompted to validate your account using your email address (the email you used when taking previous exams) or by providing information from a previous score report if you have a copy available.
Returning Candidate (Has taken SAS exam(s) and has logged in to SAS Certification Manager before):
- Log in using your email or login ID and password.
- If you have forgotten your login ID or password, use the recovery links.
How do I schedule or modify an exam appointment at a Pearson VUE Test Center?
All new or existing candidates will log in to SAS Certification Manager. From within the platform, users can click a link to schedule their exam in the Pearson VUE Registration system.
How do I retrieve a copy of my score report?
An immediate score report is presented on-screen at the completion of an exam. To access score reports thereafter, log in to SAS Certification Manager and select the Score Report link. You will be seamlessly signed-in to Pearson VUE to access your Score Report from their system.
How do I access my certificate and/or logos?
You can access your eCertificate and applicable logos by clicking on "My Certifications". A link to the PDF certificate and logos will be available under downloads.
How may I provide verification of my certifications to a prospective employer or set up a transcript?
You can create a transcript of exams and certifications for third party verification commonly requested by prospective employers or managers. Simply log in to SAS Certification Manager and select "Transcripts".
What if I need to change my profile information?
Candidates can change their profile information at any time in SAS Certification Manager.
In the event a candidate requires a name change, they must send proper documentation (Marriage License, Divorce Decree, Court Order) along with a copy of a new government issued ID to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who do I contact if I have questions about SAS Certification Manager?
The SAS Global Certification team is available to answer any questions about accessing and navigating the system. Also, please direct any questions related to email, login ID or password to email@example.com.