About LPI Global

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LPI was formally incorporated as a non-profit organization in New Brunswick, Canada on October 25, 1999. It has operational offices in Toronto, Canada and Sacramento, USA — with affiliates around the world. LPI brings together an active and committed community of companies, IT professionals, training organizations and volunteers to achieve LPI’s programs. LPI is recognized worldwide as the premier organization advocating and assisting in the professional use of Linux, Open Source, and Free Software.

LPI’s industry standard certifications are delivered in thousands of locations worldwide, in multiple languages and with the support of employers, vendors, and trainers.

New partners, members, and ideas are always welcome.


To provide a global framework, industry leadership and services to enhance, develop and further lifelong professional careers in Linux and Open Source technologies.


To become recognized as the #1 organization that provides global leadership, direction and skill standards for those who pursue a career in Linux and Open Source technology.


Supporting our Industry:

LPI is proud to be a supporting member of following organizations that promote IT certification, the Linux community and Open Source education: