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Recertification Key Terminology

What this new policy means for you
and how we're here to help.

RECERTIFICATION - Recertification is the process by which a certification holder demonstrates they have kept up with current technology by earning a current Oracle Database Administration credential.

RETIRED - Oracle Database Administration Certification - the Oracle Database Administration certification is no longer attainable for new candidates. If a candidate already holds it, it will remain valid until 12 months from the certification retirement date.

CURRENT - Oracle Database Administration Certification - the certification is available for new candidates. All candidates that hold a CURRENT Oracle Database Administration certification are considered in ACTIVE status.

ACTIVE certification status -the certification holder holds at least one Oracle Database OCA, OCP or OCM certification credential that is CURRENT (non-retired).

INACTIVE certification status - all of the certification holder's Oracle Database credentials are retired and at least 12 months have passed since the latest credential held has retired.


Recertification for Oracle Database Administration Credentials


Recertification required by November 1, 2015
  • Oracle7.3 Database Administrator Certified Professional
  • Oracle8 Database Administrator Certified Professional
  • Oracle8 Database Operator Certified Professional
  • Oracle8i Database Administrator Certified Professional
  • Oracle8i Database Operator Certified Professional
  • Oracle9i Database Administrator Certified Associate
  • Oracle9i Database Administrator Certified Associate
  • Oracle9i Database Administrator Certified Professional
  • Oracle9i Database Administrator Certified Professional - Special Accreditation: Managing Oracle9i on Linux
  • Oracle E-Business Suite 11i Applications Database Administrator Certified Professional
  • Oracle9i Database Administrator Certified Master

Recertification required by March 1, 2016