AWS Certification Exam Vouchers

Need to certify a group? Make it easier with exam vouchers.

AWS Certifications help you empower your team and validate their skills. Per Global Knowledge’s 2018 IT Skills and Salary Report, 70% of IT professionals who prepared for certifications in the past year said they were more effective at work.

Exam vouchers make it easy to certify your team. They can be purchased online anytime. Upon purchasing, use a self-service portal to efficiently distribute, track, and manage exam vouchers. Eliminate the need for candidates to pay for their exam at the time of registration with the convenience of an exam voucher.*

*Excludes beta or practice exams.

Features and Benefits

  • Easy purchasing: Buy online anytime in any quantity. Pay by credit card, wire/PO, or prepaid funds.
  • Efficient management: No more manual tracking. Take advantage of centralized electronic distribution, tracking, and management of exam vouchers.
  • Flexibility: Purchase at the exam level, not specific exam. User can schedule exams at Pearson VUE and PSI test centers.

Getting Started

It’s easy to get started. First, decide which is best for you.

Contact Xvoucher to get started if any of the following are true:

  • You are purchasing for a large or geographically distributed group.
  • You want to let exam candidates choose the exam delivery provider (Pearson VUE or PSI).
  • You want to setup prepaid funds for payment.

Purchase online now if all of the following are true:

  • You are purchasing for yourself or a small, centralized group.
  • You have identified an exam delivery provider for each exam candidate.
  • You want to pay by credit card or wire/PO.


The buttons above link to a third-party site hosted by Xvoucher, our distributor for AWS Certification exam vouchers. To learn more, read the FAQs below.

How it Works

AWS Certification exam vouchers are easy to purchase, distribute, and redeem.

  1. Purchase vouchers from Xvoucher, an authorized third-party distributor, by exam level.
  2. Efficiently assign to candidates through a centralized online portal.
  3. Assigned candidates receive an email and use voucher codes to pay (instead of a credit card) when registering for their AWS Certification exam.

Xvoucher’s purchasing site, voucher management portal, and emails to purchasers and candidates are only in English (US).

 

Certify Your Team at re:Invent 2019

Did you know we offer onsite AWS Certification exams at re:Invent? If you’d like to take advantage of this opportunity to certify a group, AWS Certification exam vouchers are a great way to facilitate it. Purchase PSI vouchers and assign them to your team, all through Xvoucher.

FAQs

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  • About exam vouchers
  • Purchasing
    • How do I buy exam vouchers?

      The new AWS Certification exam voucher marketplace is hosted by a third-party company, Xvoucher, and provides a self-service portal to efficiently purchase, distribute, track, and manage vouchers valid for all AWS Certification exams for use at Pearson VUE or PSI testing center worldwide.

      AWS does not sell exam vouchers directly to customers and partners. Get started by selecting the Buy exam vouchers now button above.

      Please note that the Xvoucher site and purchase confirmation emails are in US English.


    • What exam vouchers are available to purchase?

      You can purchase AWS Certification exam vouchers by level for any corresponding exam; you do not have to specify the exam. Choose Foundational-level, Associate-level, and Professional-level or Specialty exam vouchers. You cannot buy practice exam or beta exam vouchers through Xvoucher.

    • How do I choose the right vouchers?

      When purchasing vouchers, you have two main choices: exam level and the exam delivery provider option.

      1. Exam level: AWS Certification exam vouchers are sold by level for any corresponding exam; you do not have to specify the specific exam. Choose from Foundational-level, Associate-level, and Professional-level or Specialty. Review the exams for each level and purchase the corresponding voucher(s) for the exam level(s) you need.

      2. Exam delivery provider option and locations: You may select a specific exam delivery provider, either Pearson VUE or PSI, at the time of exam voucher purchase, or you may select the “Choose your provider” option. The “Choose your provider” option is only available by request and has to be enabled for your account by Xvoucher. Contact Xvoucher before buying exam vouchers to enable the “Choose your provider” option.

      • If you purchase Pearson VUE or PSI designated vouchers, you are making the exam delivery provider choice for the voucher recipient. Voucher recipients will receive their code directly in email to schedule their exams at one of the locations for the specified exam delivery provider. Once purchased, PSI vouchers cannot be exchanged for Pearson VUE vouchers and vice versa. This is a good purchase option if you have a preferred exam delivery location that is convenient for all candidates. Unsure if there are convenient locations? Check Pearson VUE and PSI for exam center locations.
      • If you purchase "Choose your provider" exam vouchers, voucher recipients will have a choice between Pearson VUE and PSI. To select their preferred exam delivery provider, recipients must create an Xvoucher account to select either Pearson VUE or PSI and claim their voucher code. (Because the Xvoucher site and emails are only in US English, you may not want to select this option, if recipients are not fluent in English.) This is a good option if you are planning to certify a group fluent in English that is geographically dispersed, and you are unsure of where the candidate will choose to take their exam. This purchase option is only provided on request. Contact Xvoucher before buying exam vouchers to enable the “Choose your provider” option.

       

    • Is there a minimum or maximum number of vouchers I can purchase?

      There is no minimum or maximum. Customer purchases are only limited based on available funds, such as a credit card limit or bank account balance for wire transfers. Voucher purchases of 250 or more in a single transaction qualify for a discount of 10%.


    • Is a credit card required to purchase a voucher? How else can I pay?

      Payments may be made in three ways:

      1. Credit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and JCB are accepted. Credit card payments are subject to a 2.99% processing fee.
      2. Wire/PO: Be sure to select the option to purchase “for multiple people” when purchasing. A $20 USD flat wire fee per transaction applies. Vouchers are provided after funds clear.
      3. Prepaid funds: This payment option requires establishment of an Xwallet with Xvoucher. The customer will complete a one-time purchase agreement with Xvoucher to set up this payment option. Contact Xvoucher to setup prepaid funds with an Xwallet.

      Payments via credit card and wire require the one-time acceptance of an online click-wrap agreement with Xvoucher.

       

    • Can I make purchases in currencies other than USD?

      Yes. While prices are shown in USD, credit card purchases can be settled in 68 local currencies (listed below) and are subject to all required taxes and fees. Wire payments and prepaid funds must be made in USD.

      Angolan Kwanza (AOA) Ghanaian Cedi (GHS) Peruvian Nuevo Sol (PEN)
      Argentine Peso (ARS) Guatemalan Quetzal (GTQ) Philippine Peso (PHP)
      Australian Dollar (AUD) Honduran Lempira (HNL) Polish Złoty (PLN)
      Bahamian Dollar (BSD) Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) Qatari Riyal (QAR)
      Bahraini Dinar (BHD) Hungarian Forint (HUF) Romanian New Leu (RON)
      Barbadian Dollar (BBD) Icelandic Króna (ISK) Russian Ruble (RUB)
      Belarusian Ruble (BYN) Indian Rupee (INR) Saudi Arabian Riyal (SAR)
      Bermudan Dollar (BMD) Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) Singapore Dollar (SGD)
      Brazilian Real (BRL) Israeli New Shekel (ILS) South African Rand (ZAR)
      British Pound (GBP) Japanese Yen (JPY) South Korean Won (KRW)
      Bruneian Dollar (BND) Jordanian Dinar (JOD) Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
      Bulgarian Lev (BGN) Kenyan Shilling (KES) Swedish Krona (SEK)
      Canadian Dollar (CAD) Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD) Swiss Franc (CHF)
      Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY) Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) Taiwan New Dollar (TWD)
      Chilean Peso (CLP) Mauritian Rupee (MUR) Thai Baht (THB)
      Colombian Peso (COP) Mexican Peso (MXN) Trinidad & Tobago Dollar (TTD)
      Costa Rican Colon (CRC) Moroccan Dirham (MAD) Turkish Lira (TRY)
      Croatian Kuna (HRK) New Zealand Dollar (NZD) UAE Dirham (AED)
      Czech Koruna (CZK) Nigerian Naira (NGN) Ukrainian Hryvnia (UAH)
      Danish Krone (DKK) Norwegian Krone (NOK) US Dollar (USD)
      Dominican Peso (DOP) Omani Rial (OMR) Vietnamese Dong (VND)
      Egyptian Pound (EGP) Pakistani Rupee (PKR) West African CFA Franc (XOF)
      Euro (EUR) Panamanian Balboa (PAB)  
    • Are there taxes and fees?

      Taxes/VAT are calculated based on the bill to the location of the purchaser. You can establish yourself as a tax-exempt reseller and avoid paying taxes/VAT by submitting a support ticket to Xvoucher. This process typically takes about five business days to validate reseller status and complete setup as a tax-exempt account.

      All credit card purchases are charged a 2.99% credit card processing fee. All wire payments are charged a flat $20 USD fee.

    • If I want to buy a practice exam voucher, or if I already have one, which vendor can I use it with?

      Though practice exam vouchers are not available for sale via Xvoucher, they may be purchased directly from, and redeemed by, PSI. Please contact PSI for instructions on how to purchase practice exam vouchers. Please note that these practice exam vouchers are non-transferable and only redeemable at PSI. Practice exam vouchers are not available for purchase from Pearson VUE.

    • Do I need to determine where exams have to take place at the time of voucher purchase?

      You do not have to choose a location or time. Exam candidates enjoy the flexibility of choosing the most convenient location and time when completing the exam registration process.

       

    • Can exam vouchers be returned for a credit or refund?

      Returns and refunds are not accepted. AWS Certification exam vouchers are purchased at an exam level—not for specific exams—which provides greater flexibility. For example, if you want 10 of your employees to take exams for Associate certifications, simply buy 10 Associate-level vouchers. They may then choose which certification exam they would like to take within the Associate certification level (either the Solutions Architect, Developer, or SysOps Administrator exam). You don't have to know ahead of time who will take which specific Associate exam.

    • How do I find help with buying an exam voucher?

      If you are having problems with the online purchasing experience at Xvoucher, you can submit a technical support ticket to Xvoucher

    • Can I buy AWS Certification exam vouchers through the AWS Console or AWS Marketplace and be billed for them alongside AWS Services?

      No, AWS does not sell vouchers directly. Vouchers must be purchased through Xvoucher, a third-party company, at the links above.

    • Is there bulk pricing for buying quantities of vouchers at a time?

      Yes, voucher purchases of 250 or more in a single transaction qualify for a discount of 10%.

  • Distributing and managing
    • How long will it take to receive access to my exam vouchers in the portal after an order is placed?

      Exam vouchers will be available immediately after purchase, if purchased by credit card. If purchased by wire/PO, vouchers will be available when funds clear. If you purchase for yourself, vouchers codes will be provided on screen and in email. If you purchase for multiple people, you will enter names and email addresses of recipients after purchasing, and recipients will receive emails with voucher codes shortly afterward. You do not have to assign all vouchers right away. You can assign them as you need to over time. Keep in mind that vouchers expire 12 months from date of purchase.

    • How do I distribute vouchers?

      You may choose to purchase “for myself” or “for multiple people.”

      • For myself: This option will provide you with voucher codes in your online account and via an email.
      • For multiple people: This option allows you to submit a list of recipient names and email addresses. The tool supports entering them one at a time, copying from a spreadsheet, or uploading a spreadsheet. You do not have to designate any or all recipients at the time of purchase. You can designate the recipients on your own timeline directly from your account. Keep in mind that vouchers expire 12 months from the date of purchase. This is a good option for using Xvoucher functionality to distribute, track, and manage your voucher purchase. You will be able to see, in one place, who you’ve distributed vouchers to, how many are unused, and when all vouchers expire.
  • Redeeming and using
    • How do I access my exam voucher?

      After a voucher has been assigned (distributed) to you by your organization, you will receive an email with a voucher code specifically for either Pearson VUE or PSI (whichever is noted in the email). You will also receive an email to create an account, which you can access to retrieve your voucher code(s) in the event you lose the email(s).

      If you have been assigned (distributed) a “Choose your provider” voucher, you will receive an email with your Xvoucher account information. You will use this information to sign in to your Xvoucher account to access your AWS Certification exam voucher. Select the voucher and choose either Pearson VUE or PSI. (Unsure if there are convenient locations? Check Pearson VUE and PSI for test center locations.) After you select Pearson VUE or PSI, select the green “GO” button to access your voucher code.

    • How do I redeem a voucher?

      You will receive your exam voucher code, valid to register for your exam at either a Pearson VUE or PSI exam delivery center. Each AWS Certification exam voucher will have a unique code assigned to it. Use this exam voucher code at checkout when scheduling and paying for an AWS Certification exam. PSI codes must be used to schedule exams at PSI locations. Pearson VUE codes must be used to schedule exams at Pearson VUE locations.

      Step 1: Sign in or create an account

      • Go to https://aws.training/
      • Select “Sign in” (located on the far right of the top navigation bar) to sign in or create a new account).

      Step 2: Register for your exam

      Once you are signed in to your account, follow these instructions depending on the voucher you have:

      To choose a PSI testing center:

      • Select “Certification” in the top navigation bar
      • Select the “GO TO YOUR ACCOUNT” button.
      • Select the “Manage PSI Exams” button.

      You will be redirected to the exam delivery provider’s scheduling page, where you will select an exam, testing center, and testing date and time. Follow the prompts to purchase the exam, and use your exam voucher code as payment. A confirmation will be emailed to you once the exam has been scheduled.

      To choose a Pearson VUE testing center:

      • Select “Certification” in the top navigation bar.
      • Select the “GO TO YOUR ACCOUNT” button.
      • Select the “Schedule an Exam” button.

      Find the exam you wish to take, and select “Schedule at Pearson VUE.”

      You will be redirected to Pearson VUE’s scheduling page to select a testing center, date, and time. Follow the prompts to purchase the exam, and use your exam voucher code as payment. A confirmation will be emailed to you once the exam has been scheduled.

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