Open Professions Legal Agreements

The following agreement is entered into by candidates for all activity in the Open Professions program, including for Milestone Badge applications, Experience Applications (for certification), and the Open CA Declaration of Continued Practice (for Open CA re-certification).

The Open Group® Professional Certification Program Certification and Milestone Agreement



Legacy Agreements

The Certification Agreements and Trademark License Agreements were using for Direct Certification under the single-package certification approach and are no longer used. They are retained here for reference.

Certification Agreements and Trademark License Agreements

When registering for certification directly through The Open Group you will need to complete both a Certification Agreement and Trademark License Agreement.

Profession Certification Agreement Trademark License Agreement (TMLA)
Architect (Open CA) Open CA Certification Agreement Open CA TMLA
Technical Specialist (Open CTS) Open CTS Certification Agreement Open CTS TMLA


Milestone Badge Agreement

This Agreement was used by the initial Open CDS Milestone Badge Applications and has been replaced by the Certification and Milestone Agreement above.

When registering for a Milestone Badge, you will be asked to accept the Milestone Badge Agreement within the web-based certification system. A sample of this agreement used for all Milestone Badges across all professions is provided below.

Open Professions Milestone Badge Agreement


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