How does the recertification process work?

Modified on Fri, 12 Aug 2022 at 11:33 AM

Fortinet NSE 1-7 certifications expire two (2) years after the grant date. 

  • You can renew your NSE 1 - 3 certifications by enrolling in the current versions of the courses and completing them. Note you must complete the recertification within three (3) months prior to expiration, to be counted.

  • You can renew your NSE 4 - 6 certifications by retaking a different exam or later versions of the same exam(s) that are available at the NSE certification level.

  • You can renew your NSE 7 certification by successfully passing one of the Fortinet NSE 7 certification exams. Achieving NSE 7 certification automatically re-certifies NSE 4, 5, and 6 certifications, if these are not expired. New certificates are issued with the certification validity period of the NSE 7 Certificate.

As of January 31, 2022, NSE 8 certification expires after three (3) years, formerly two (2) years. You can renew your NSE 8 certification by successfully passing the latest Fortinet NSE 8 written exam within six (6) months prior to expiration to be counted. NSE 8 recertification will automatically renew all your NSE certifications, even if they are expired. New certificates are issued with the certification validity period of the NSE 8 Certificate.


Certification expiration dates cannot be extended. Examinees should re-certify before expiration. 
You can register for Fortinet certification exams at 
Pearson VUE for test center and online proctored delivery. 



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