Within North America and India, the current fee associated with each exam attempt is $180 USD, except for the Predictive Modeling exam. The Predictive Modeling Using SAS Enterprise Miner exam fee is $250 USD and is only offered through SAS.
Short answer questions require you type your answer in a text box, rather than select your answer from a choice of 4 options. Typically, you will provide a numeric answer or a short section of SAS programming code. When entering code, case is ignored and all variations of SAS syntax that correctly complete the program are accepted as correct.
Candidates may attempt each certification exam up to five (5) times in a 12-month period, waiting a minimum of 14 days between attempts. Exam charges are incurred for each exam attempt. Exams that do not comply with this retake policy will be considered invalid and will not be eligible for refund and/or a certification credential. Once a passing score is achieved on a specific exam, no further attempts are allowed on that exam.
"In progress" exams are exams that you have qualified to take based on your current certifications. These are visible only to you within the Certification Records Management System and are for your reference in obtaining additional certifications.
You will need to contact Pearson VUE, our testing administrator. Pearson VUE verifies all candidate information based on the identification provided when registering for an exam. To ensure the security of your personal account, candidates will be required to provide legal documentation to validate your name change. Acceptable items of documentation must show the current name as well as the new name.
The SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 credential is a prerequisite to obtaining the SAS Certified Advanced Programmer for SAS 9 credential. If you do not hold a SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 credential prior to taking and passing the SAS Advanced Programming for SAS 9 exam, the SAS Certified Advanced Programmer for SAS 9 credential will not be awarded until the prerequisite has been met.