Docker Certification

Set yourself apart with the first and only official professional certification program for Docker container technologies.

In today’s job market, Docker skills are highly sought after, and the Docker Certified Associate (DCA) exam is designed to validate that skillset with real world questions designed by experienced Docker practitioners. As the first exam in a comprehensive multi-tiered professional certification program, the DCA serves as a foundational benchmark for real world Docker skills across the container industry. Are you ready to prove your Docker skills? Get Docker Certified today!


  • Recognition for your Docker skills with an industry recognized credential
  • Use of the Docker Certified Associate logo and badge
  • Online verification of Docker Certified status by potential employers
  • Exclusive access to the Docker Certified professional network on LinkedIn
  • Only at DockerCon Europe also receive a special "Docker Certified" t-shirt and lapel pin

Exam Details

  • 55 multiple choice questions in 80 minutes
  • Designed to validate professionals with 6 to 12 months of Docker experience
  • Remotely proctored on your Windows or Mac computer
  • Available globally in English
  • USD $195 or Euro €175 purchased online
  • Results delivered immediately


Want to be as prepared as you can be? Check out our study guide with sample questions and exam preparation tips!


Registration is now available exclusively for DockerCon EU attendees. Be one of the first to get Docker Certified on-site at DockerCon in October.

Global registration will open in late October 2017. Sign-up to be notified when we launch globally!


Q: What are Docker Certifications?

Docker Certifications validate technical knowledge with an industry-recognized credential. Our certifications recognize technical skills on the Docker platform.

Q: What certifications do you offer?

Docker currently offers the Docker Certified Associate certification. Additional Certifications will be offered in early 2018.

Q: Is there a community edition certification?

While the Docker Certified Associate certification is designed for enterprise practitioners leveraging the Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) platform in production you will find that many of the topics covered in this foundational certification are also applicable to the freely available Docker Community Edition (CE) due to it's similarity to Docker EE Basic Familiarity with Docker CE is certainly a strong asset and would contribute towards an individual's success on the exam. You can find more information about exactly what topics are covered on the exam in the Study Guide.

Q: How do I become Certified?

You must earn a passing score via a proctored exam to earn a Docker Certification. Upon receiving a passing score, you will receive your certification credentials.

Q: Is there a fee for Docker certification exams?

Yes, the registration fee for the Associate Exam is $195 or €175. Payment is good for one exam attempt. Enterprise customers can also purchase multi-packs through Docker Sales

Q: What times during DockerCon EU 2017 can I take the exam?

After purchasing the Docker Certified Associate add-on to your DockerCon registration, you will receive an exam voucher within 1 week of purchase and no later than October 15, 2017. With the voucher, you will be able to schedule your testing time at DockerCon. Available testing times are below and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tuesday (October 17) - 7:00am - 8:30am, 9:00am - 10:30am, 11:00am - 12:30pm, 2:00pm - 3:30pm, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Wednesday (October 18) - 7:00am - 8:30am, 9:00am - 10:30am, 11:00am - 12:30pm, 2:00pm - 3:30pm, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Thursday (October 19) - 7:00am - 8:30am, 9:00am - 10:30am, 11:00am - 12:30pm, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Q: What equipment do I need to take the online remotely proctored exam?

All equipment is already provided for on-site exam deliveries at official events such as during DockerCon. The following equipment is required for online remotely proctored exams:

A current version of Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X.

Google Chrome web browser and the ability to install a Chrome extension.

A web camera accessible by Google Chrome.

Q: What score is required to pass a Docker Certification exam?

Docker does not publish exam passing scores because exam questions and passing scores are subject to change without notice.

Q: When will I get my exam results?

After completing your exam, you will receive results immediately on the testing screen and then in an email sent to the email address associated with your Docker ID profile.

Q: How long will my certification be valid?

Your Certification will be valid for 2 years. You will be required to update your certification every two (2) years.

Q: What should I know before I start my exam?

Security Procedures - The following security procedures will apply during the examination:

No notes or books will be allowed

You may not exit the room during the examination.

Access to all personal items, including, but not limited to, electronic devices (including mobile phones), watches, food and beverages, cameras or other recording equipment, bags, briefcases, purses, and notes will not be allowed during the examination.

No smoking, eating, or drinking will be allowed during the examination.

Copying or communicating examination content is a violation of security regulations. Either one may result in the disqualification of examination results and may lead to legal action under copyright Docker.

Identification Requirements - You must provide a proper form of identification: One form of identification must be a VALID form of government-issued identification (e.g., Driver's License, State ID, Passport) which bears your signature, your full legal name, and your photograph. A second form of identification may be required. If required, such identification must have your signature and full legal name. All identification provided must match the name on the registration form and your Examination Eligibility Form. Failure to provide ALL required identification at the time of the examination is considered a missed appointment, and you will not be able to take the examination at such time. In such case, you will forfeit your examination fees. NOTE: If you recently changed your name, or if your last name includes a generation indicator (e.g., Jr., III), be sure that your name is the same on your education verification, your examination registration form, and each of your required forms of identification.

No-Show Policy - You may start your exam up to 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. You MUST start your exam no later than 15 minutes after your scheduled appointment time. Failing to start your exam within 15 minutes of your scheduled appointment time will result in the system marking you as a No-Show and you will not be able to take your exam.

Q: What if I need to cancel my exam?

Exams can be canceled or rescheduled 48 hours before the scheduled appointment time. Failing to cancel or reschedule within this time will result in forfeiting exam fees.

Q: If I do not pass the exam, can I retake it?

In the event that you do not pass a Docker Certification exam, you may retake the exam, subject to the following conditions: a) wait 14 days from the day you fail to take the exam again, b) pay the exam price each time you attempt an exam.

Q: I have a disability that might affect my performance on the Docker certification exam. What accommodations are available?

We are committed to making all reasonable efforts to accommodate you, please contact Docker at least 21 days in advance of your test date at to discuss available accommodations.

Contact with any other questions.