Become a Training Partner

Linux Professional Institute (LPI), as a vendor-independent organization, does not have an “official” single method of test preparation. We encourage publishers, schools and training centers to work together within the community to encourage choice, flexibility and innovation. Nevertheless, we also encourage the development of traditional training programs through our LPI Authorized Training Partners (LPI-ATP) and LPI Approved Academic Partners (LPI-AAP).

LPI Authorized Training Partner (LPI-ATP) and LPI Approved Academic Partner Program (LPI-AAP)

The LPI-ATP and LPI-AAP Program differentiates and substantially increases the objective standing of training organizations by showing a higher level of commitment to LPI through the use of LPI learning material or third party training courseware, LPI registered instructors, and adherence to LPI's Training and Academic Code of Ethics.

The LPI-ATP Program was created for training companies, willing to add value to their training and learning material offerings, allowing their students to get a professional Open Source certification when finishing their IT course.

The LPI-AAP Program is designed for schools, colleges and universities teaching IT, willing to add value to their graduation programs, so that their graduates can start their careers with a professional IT certification in Open Source.

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Why partner with LPI?

  • In the USA, LPIC-1 holders are #1 with the highest salary of all Linux certifications.
  • Worldwide, LPIC-2 holders are #1 with the highest salary of all Linux certifications.  LPIC-1 holders are #2.
  • This is recognition of the thorough coverage of important Linux skills by LPI certifications.  LPI prepares engineers to work, not just get a job.
  • LPI is the global certification standard and career support organization for open source professionals.
  • LPI has delivered more than 700,000 exams so far.
  • LPI is the world’s first and largest vendor-neutral Linux and Open Source certification body.
  • LPI has certified professionals in over 180 countries — our certifications are developed collaboratively for the global marketplace.
  • LPI delivers exams in 9 languages, and has hundreds of training partners.
  • LPI sells neither products, nor solutions, nor services, nor learning materials. This way, the only "thing" LPI promotes through its certifications is the IT professional itself — all other certification bodies in the same marketplace are promoting their solutions, products, services, certification programs or courseware.
  • LPI's purpose is to enable economic and creative opportunities for everybody by making open source knowledge and skills certification universally accessible.
  • Starting with LPIC-1, the certification holder can plan a career progression and take higher level certifications exams as she/he gets more skilled on new Open Source technologies (LPI-2, LPIC-3, DevOps, BSD Specialist, etc.).
  • LPI is a not for profit organization.

Training program benefits

  • Use of the LPI Authorized Training Partner or LPI Approved Academic Partner logo.
  • No annual fee.
  • Discount on purchasing exams.
  • Access to LPI’s new Partner Portal, where the partner will be able to register its instructors, manage students, purchase vouchers at discount and generate discount coupons for its students.
  • Complimentary professional development exam vouchers (free certification exam vouchers for partner’s instructors).
  • Access to LPI's trainer program.
  • Provision of complementary courseware/learning material content with co-branding options.
  • Receipt of a LPI-ATP or LPI-AAP certificate and other materials honoring their status.
  • Recognition of their official partner status on the LPI website.
  • Frequent and expansive co-marketing opportunities, such as targeted press releases, byline sharing, coordinated email announcements, coordinated presence at conferences and collateral recognition.

Training program requirements

  • Minimum commitment to certifying students or members.
  • Adherence to the Code of Ethics.
  • LPI administrative access to the course materials and facilities as required for occasional review.
  • Recognition of their official LPI partner status on marketing materials, including the organization's website.

Training organization requirements

  1. Use LPI registered instructors or provide proof of professional training as a computer instructor. Ask about our "Train the Trainer" support.
  2. In classroom learning, there will be at least one instructor (contractor or employee) in the organization that is certified at each LPI level for which they are providing training — each training organization will be allowed some flexibility and ramp up time on the TOTAL number of certified individuals required (normally one year since the start of the partnership, but this can be reviewed on a case-by-case basis depending upon organization size and market share).
  3. The organization will provide a learning program that is of merit, reflecting the good intent, neutrality, and objective measures of the LPI certification program in the Linux community.
  4. The organization will develop, publish, and follow a clear road map for linking their Linux courses to LPI certifications so that individuals can readily plan their career development.
  5. The organization will offer courses based on accepted instructional design methodologies for each modality used. Course procedures and content will be valid and reliable.
  6. The organization will encourage hands-on and/or simulation practice as part of their program.
  7. The organization will provide objective and standardized means to evaluate student skills as part of their program.
  8. The organization will employ instructors who know the subject matter and have a demonstrated ability to teach.

Interested in becoming a training partner?

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