September 28, 2018

Linux Professional Institute Rolls Out its Global Training Partner Program to Japan

LPI’s global partner program has been expanded to meet the needs of training companies in Japan.

(Tokyo, October 1 2018) Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world’s largest organization focusing on certification and support for people working with open source, is expanding and enhancing its globally-tested training partner program in Japan.

The expansion is part of a five-year, 325 million yen “Japan Development Plan” first announced in June. The launch of LPI’s global training partner program expands customer support services being provided by LPI’s new Tokyo office, and builds on the success of LPI programs operated elsewhere in the world.

The Japan partner programs supports both commercial and academic educational organizations:

  • LPI Approved Training Partner Program (LPI-ATP) for commercial training companies
  • LPI Approved Academic Partner Program (LPI-AAP) for nonprofit and public sector schools and colleges

“Our education partners are a critical part of our community,” said Kenji Ito, Director of Communications for the Tokyo office of LPI. “We have received numerous inquiries from academic and training organizations who are eager to work with us, and we are advancing relationships with several partners already. I am eager to launch our new initiatives which combine the strength of LPI’s global program with a sensitivity to what is needed in Japan.”

Kenji Ito announced that LPI will be holding a series of seminars in November in Tokyo for organizations interested in becoming partners. “We are especially interested to work with partners in support of the updated LPIC-1 program, as well as the Linux Essentials program which is new in Japan.”

Approved partners must meet LPI’s quality and training criteria. Those who qualify are able to participate in co-marketing opportunities with LPI and receive discounted pricing for exams taken by their students. They are also invited to participate in the development of LPI’s certification programs, both in the creation of new programs and the updating of old ones.

Participation in both of the LPI educational partner programs is offered at no cost to those organizations which meet the quality standards. Partners who train and certify larger numbers of students may qualify for Silver, Gold and Platinum levels of sponsorship which offer more benefits and higher levels of discounted exam costs.

LPI, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2019, is a global organization with a presence in more than 180 countries. Its certification program has been trusted by more than a half-million people worldwide. In Japan, more than 320,000 LPI exams have been delivered to date.


For more information on the global program, please see the LPI website for the description of the educational partner programs:

For further details on LPI’s partner programs in Japan, email to

Update on some of LPIs activities in Japan:

For more information or to register for the November seminar:
Please contact to or register here

How to Take an Exam

■ Those who do not have LPI-ID, please register at:
■ People with LPI-ID can take LPIC-1, LPIC-2, LPIC-3, and Linux Essentials and DevOps Tools Engineer certification exams at a Pearson VUE Test Center.
■ You can purchase the exam voucher at Pearson VUE.
■ For details of certification, please refer to the following URL.

About the Linux Professional Institute:

Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is the global certification standard and career support organization for open source professionals. With more than 165,000 certification holders, it's the world’s first and largest vendor-neutral Linux and open source certification body. LPI has certified professionals in over 180 countries, delivers exams in multiple languages, and has hundreds of training partners.

LPI advances the Linux and Open Source movement through strategic partners, sponsorships, innovative programs and community development activities. LPI's major founding financial sponsors are Platinum Sponsors IBM, Linux Journal, Linux Magazine, As well as Gold Sponsors HP and IDG.

Contact person:
Kenji Ito
Director of Communications, Tokyo Office
Linux Professional Institute
2-9-4 Meijiyasudaseimei Akihabara Syouwa St. Bad. 10F
Taito, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-0016, Japan