How to Take LPI Exams

LPI exams are delivered as a computer-based exam, around the world in thousands of secure Pearson VUE testing centers. All the steps for taking exams to earn your LPI certification are outlined below.

Sometimes, LPI exams are delivered onsite at Linux and Open Source events. In those instances, the exams are delivered as a paper test. The requirements for participating in this type of testing event is listed by the organization or event hosting the exam and may vary from the steps below.


Receiving Your Certification

Once you have passed all the required exams to achieve a certification, you will be automatically notified by email, at the email address you provided when you obtained your LPI identification number. If you have not received such an email within four weeks of passing all required exams, please send a message to us. In your message, please state your LPI identification number and the date(s) and locations at which exams were taken.

Within four to eight weeks of receiving this email, you will receive, by post, your paper certificate and plastic LPI wallet card. Congratulations!