Learn How to Renew Your CompTIA Certification

Spend some time familiarizing yourself with the renewal process for your CompTIA certification. Learn about the CompTIA Continuing Education (CE) Program requirements, such as renewal fees and renewal time frame. CompTIA provides options for renewing your certification so you can decide what works best for you.


Learn which CompTIA certifications have an expiration date and how you can start on the renewal path.

How to Renew

You need to know about a few requirements before renewing your certification. Read up on the CE renewal cycle, CE fees, Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and multiple certification renewal, as well as the renewal process.

Continuing Education Fees

You’ll need to pay your CE fees before submitting CE activities that you’ve completed. Most activities require fees, but some do not. Find out which activities require CE fees and how to pay them.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Earning CEUs is key to renewing your CompTIA certification. Each certification requires a certain number of CEUs, which you receive by completing activities. See how many CEUs you need, how to earn CEUs and how to find out if they are valid.

Multiple Renewals

If you hold multiple CompTIA certifications, you can renew all of them at once by renewing your highest-level CompTIA certification. View the hierarchy of CompTIA certifications and read how to set your intent level for renewal.

DoD Employees and Contractors

There are some specific CE requirements for U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) personnel, including payments via tokens and records that need to be maintained via the DMDC.