The most recognized Laravel certification is not available anymore

The most recognized Laravel certification is not available anymore

Taylor Otwell, the creator of Laravel, a popular free and open-source PHP web framework, recently announced that the official certification program is discontinued.  

What's the reason behind such a decision?

The certification program started in August 2017. It covered topics such as building apps using the Laravel framework, best practices, PHP knowledge, services, localization, security, Eloquent, etc. Various ecosystem packages and services should have been included in the tests.

Unlike most of the others, the Laravel certificate did not expire. The developer could retain the right to be called a “Certified Laravel Developer”. In addition, the developer could update the received certificate by passing a discounted upgrade process. Also, there were certified companies that employed several certified developers and demonstrated their expertise and knowledge in building applications with Laravel. At the moment of the discontinuation, there were 53 such companies.

However, although the certification was called official, it was performed by a company that doesn’t belong to Laravel. The reason for the discontinuation was that Taylor Otwell wasn’t delighted by the company's performance recently. Since his goal was to provide the highest quality for all the products or services endorsed by Laravel, the program was terminated.

In addition, Taylor mentioned that this decision doesn’t affect other Laravel certification examinations. So, such programs still exist, and additional ones may be created in the future. 

"At the beginning of this year, we discontinued our official partnership with the "Laravel Certification Program".
There is no longer an "official" certification program for Laravel, although Laravel certification exams managed by third parties still exist and may be created.
The certification has been managed by an outside company since its inception.
I haven't been 100% satisfied with the operation of that program lately, which has led to this decision to ensure that all products/services endorsed by Laravel are of the highest quality", - Taylor Otwell said.


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