LPI Academy Program

LPI Academy Program

In a recent survey 93% of employers plan to hire a Linux pro. LPI Academy is designed to help your academic institution prepare students to become Linux and Open Source professionals.

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LPI Academy is a free program for accredited degree / diploma-granting academic institutions, high schools, middle schools, as well as internal government and military training programs . The LPI Academy helps you successfully prepare students and employees for lucrative and productive careers in Linux and Open Source.

Note: While the LPI Academy enrollment fee for qualifying institutions is free/no cost, training institutions are encouraged to price the training and classes they provide as needed.

The LPI Academy program will allow you to bring to your students an entry level LPI Linux Essentials course, a globally recognized Certificate of Achievement, and the ability to continue on a career path as a Systems Administrator via LPI's Professional Certification Track.

Note: The LPI Academy Program is currently active only in North America (United States and Canada).


Getting Started

Before you join read through the following program requirements and the legal agreement.

Download the LPI Academy Program Requirements (PDF)

Download the LPI Academy Legal Agreement (PDF)


Student Benefits

The LPI Linux Essentials Certificate of Achievement will show employers that your students are motivated to learn Linux and demonstrate competency as a Linux end-user.

The CompTIA Linux+ powered by LPI is a huge differentiator because of the "3-in-1 Linux certification advantage". Achieving the Linux+ powered by LPI certification also enables your students to obtain at no extra cost the:

  • Linux Professional Institute's LPIC-1 Certification
  • SUSE's Certified Linux Administrator Certification

Your students can get a hiring manager's attention quickly by possessing three of the definitive Linux industry certifications.


How to obtain your "3-in-1 Linux Certification"

  1. Register for your school's courses that teach to the Linux+ powered by LPI objectives
  2. Register with LPI
  3. When taking your "CompTIA Linux+ powered by LPI" exams indicate that your exam scores may be forwarded to LPI. LPI will award the LPIC-1 certification.
  4. Upon receipt of your LPIC-1 apply online for your SUSE CLA