Pega Platform Ready badge – updated requirements as of September 30, 2019

Beginning September 30, 2019, the requirements to earn the Pega Platform Ready badge will be changed to reflect the current Pega version 8.

To retain your Pega Platform Ready badge after September 30, you will need to complete the following requirements:

Achieve a Platform version 8 certification:


If you have achieved a 5.x, 6.x, or 7.x certification for CSA, CPBA, CSSA, or CLSA:

The Pega Platform Ready badge will be grayed-out in your My Achievements page if you have not met these new requirements beginning September 30, 2019.

Please contact Pega Certification at certification@pega.com with questions.


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July 21, 2019 - 12:07pm

Pega's CSSA 7.4 exam would only be out 9 months and removing the Pega Ready badge already? Very unfair on Pega's part to shelve the exam in such a short time with exam investment and cost involved! I always stated that Pega's biggest problem is pushing versions out too quickly. I don't even think Pega employees can keep up skills not to mention customers, consultants, support etc.


July 22, 2019 - 9:59am
Response to JohnM466

I completely agree with you on this one. The certification acquisition is moving too fast!

I guess they will say "there is nothing we can do just live with it"

July 22, 2019 - 5:28pm
Response to EbenezerN

Thanks for your reply.

I see two items at fault here. 1) This announcement would have better served giving its certified working pool 6 months notice. 2) Why introduce a new CSSA v7.4 exam in Jan. 2019 when Pega Planning knew it was going to be so short lived? 

I can only hope that Pega Development and Pega Academy get in-sync to better serve its certified worker base.




July 31, 2019 - 1:26pm
Response to JohnM466

Hi John,

We realize that the 7.4 CSSA exam was released late and in future Pega Academy will be focused on releasing new certification training much closer to the release of the version.  The update to the Pega Platform Readiness is focused on driving awareness of the latest version of Pega Infinity.  The requirement to update your Readiness to version 8 is only a 3 hour update training - Pega Platform 8 Release Features with included assessment.  Once you have completed that, you will be Pega 8 Ready.

July 31, 2019 - 1:30pm
Response to EbenezerN


Pega does not require re-certification in order to reduce the burden on practitioners - we don't want skills acquisition to feel like a burden.  We have specifically designed a Pega 8 Release Features course to help certified professionals keep their skills current without the requirement of retaking an exam.  Completing that course and the online assessment is the only requirement to earn your Pega Platform badge.


July 25, 2019 - 3:43pm

When Pega 8 x versions Pega Readiness , Architect Exams will be added. 

August 5, 2019 - 8:43am

I get an Access Denied message when trying to go to the  Pega Platform 8 Release Features page

August 5, 2019 - 11:34am
Response to AndrewWebster

Thanks for reporting that @AndrewWebster. I am seeing that as well and have notified the team.

We'll reach out when resolved.

Thanks again!

Marissa | Community Moderator | Pegasystems Inc.

August 5, 2019 - 12:26pm
Response to AndrewWebster

Please note that the Pega Platform 8 Release Features course has a new URL: https://academy.pega.com/library/82/pega-platform-82-release-features. The link has also been updated in the original post above.