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Certification Guided Prep: SAS® Base Programmer

The median annual salary for analytical programming jobs* is more than $11,000 higher with SAS skills listed in a job profile.

*This includes statistical programmers, statisticians, and biostatisticians.
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Earn a SAS® certification and get one step closer to the future you’ve always envisioned.

Join this free, 12-week cohort and let the SAS Global Academic team help you prepare to sit for one of the two base programming certification exams.

We’ll guide you through the material in live sessions while you complete e-learning videos and exercises on your own time. Join at least eight live sessions and complete the e-learning, and you’ll receive a free certification voucher.  

Fall 2022 cohort information

* Registration is closed. Please add yourself to an interest list for the next cohort.

Members of the cohort will meet every week for live demos, Q&A and discussion with our expert instructors. Plus, you’ll earn digital learning badges as you go.

We'll cover:

  • SAS Programming 1: Essentials.
  • SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques.
  • SAS Certification Preparation Sessions.

E-learning will be accessed in SAS Skill Builder for students or the Ed Portal for faculty. Activate yours today!

At the end of the free, 12-week course, participants will be ready to sit for one of the following two base programming certification exams and earn a coveted certification badge.

 SAS® Certified Programming AssociateSAS® Certified Base Programming Specialist
Exam FormatMultiple choicePerformance-based
Prerequisite CredentialNoneNone
Hands-On Programming ExperienceLess than 3 months3-6 months
Job Skills
  • Read and create data files.
  • Manipulate and transform data.
  • Create basic summary reports using SAS procedures.
  • Read and create data files.
  • Manipulate and transform data.
  • Create basic summary reports using SAS procedures.
  • Resolve programming errors.
  • Prepare data for analytics and reporting.

**Registration requires a SAS Profile using an academic email address.

This free course is open to students and educators in the US, Canada and Latin America.


Add to your analytics knowledge and stand out from your peers with a SAS certification.


Bring the knowledge you gain from a SAS certification to your students. Add this cohort to your syllabus and join the journey with your students.

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