Discussion 1 Replies 244 Views × Close popover Emily Quan (EmilyQ01) Capgemini Capgemini GT View Profile Send Message EmilyQ01 Member since 2016 1 post Capgemini Posted: July 6, 2016 Last activity: July 6, 2016 Posted: 6 Jul 2016 14:24 EDT Last activity: 6 Jul 2016 23:21 EDT Closed Certifications Hello, I work in the consulting industry and I would like to gain an understanding on the certification process in relation to work experience... 1. Is the CSA certification a must to work with Pega? 2. What are the requirements to get CSSA certification in regards to work experience? 3. How is it that CSA and CSSA certifications are completed back to back? Basically, I'd like to understand how consultants can claim to have years of experience while they only have had their certification for such a short amount of time. Thanks for your help! Pega Academy × Close popover Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Copy Link Copied! Moderation Team has archived post, learn more × Close popover This thread is closed to future replies. Content and links will no longer be updated. If you have the same/similar Discussion, please write a new Discussion. Posted: 4 years ago Posted: 6 Jul 2016 23:21 EDT × Close popover Teng Hao Chua (chuat) PEGA Senior Instructor Pegasystems Inc. SG View Profile Send Message chuat PEGA replied to EmilyQ01 1. CSA certification is not mandatory to work with Pega. However, with the professional certification, it lends credibility and establishes a measurable baseline about what you know about Pega. 2. There are no requirements on work experience for a CSSA certification. According to the exam blueprint (http://www.pearsonvue.com/pegasystems/cssa_exam_blueprint.pdf), the only prerequisites are Certified System Architect CSSA eLearning or Immersion (Instructor-led) 3. The CSSA exam can be taken as long as the prerequisites have been met. There is no minimum time period requirement between the 2 exams.