GitLab Certified CI/CD Associate

Validate and showcase your GitLab skills

GitLab Certified CI/CD Associate

Interested in getting certified?

GitLab offers two class options to prepare for certification, although neither is required in order to take the exam:

  1. Instructor-led: Fill out the form below or contact your GitLab sales representative to schedule an instructor-led delivery of GitLab CI/CD.
  2. Self-service: You can enroll in our self-paced option to complete your certification in GitLab Level Up.

Certification Name Change

As of July 27th, the name of this certification changed from GitLab Certified CI/CD Specialist to GitLab Certified CI/CD Associate. We will be offering a series of more advanced certifications in the coming months for those who are interested in continuing to level up their skills in this area.


GitLab Certified CI/CD Associate is a technical certification offered by GitLab Professional Services to help the GitLab community and team members validate their ability to apply GitLab concurrent DevOps processes and best practices in their daily work. To earn certification, candidates must first pass a 1-hour written assessment, followed by a 1-hour hands-on lab assessment graded by GitLab Professional Services engineers.


This certification exam is available for anyone to purchase and take, regardless of whether they have participated in instructor-led GitLab training, self-service GitLab training, or neither.

Why GitLab Certified CI/CD Associate certification?

For employers

With GitLab Certified CI/CD Associate certification, team managers now have a way to confirm their team members possess the skills needed to effectively set up and use GitLab concurrent development, including continuous integration, continuous development, and continuous delivery. All team members who achieve the certification will be able to apply CI/CD functionality and best practices to speed up development and release higher quality software.

For individuals

Individuals who earn GitLab Certified CI/CD Associate certification can showcase their ability to effectively set up, configure, and apply GitLab's CI/CD functions to more efficiently develop and release software.

Exam objectives

Individuals who earn GitLab Certified CI/CD Associate certification are able to perform the following tasks.

  • Explain what GitLab CI/CD is and why teams use it
  • Identify the key components needed for a CI/CD pipeline
  • Explain GitLabs’s CI/CD functions
  • Verify a new feature
  • Scope and persist variables at various levels
  • Scaffold out the basics of a test, build, review, and deploy pipeline using feature/topic branching as the review mechanism
  • Apply the GitLab release and deployment workflow
  • Use artifacts and dependency caching
  • Build and deploy images to the GitLab registry

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