The Node.js Certified Developer program is being created by the OpenJS Foundation, in collaboration with The Linux Foundation and Node.js contributors, to help develop the Node.js ecosystem.

The Node.js Foundation is committed to growing the community of Node.js developers, thereby allowing continued growth across the broad set of companies and organizations that are using Node.js. Certification is a key step in that process, allowing certified developers to quickly establish their credibility and value in the job market, and also allowing companies to more quickly hire high-quality teams to support their growth.

Certification Availability

Since its initial announcement, The Node Certified Developer program has had an incredible amount of interest.

Node.js has been one of the fastest growing open source infrastructure projects. Built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript runtime, Node.js is ideal for building fast, scalable network applications. As a result, the transformational development framework is used by many of the most widely used websites like Netflix, Airbnb, Twitter, PayPal, Walmart, Yahoo! and more.

As the Core certification team began to pull content together for the final certification exam questions, it became clear that the sheer volume of questions and content was far greater than originally expected.

The OpenJS Foundation Board of Directors and the exam development team feel that a four or five-hour exam is too long, but are also uncomfortable with sacrificing coverage or depth by cutting questions. After careful consideration, the OpenJS Foundation Board has decided to break out the content into two smaller exams.  Even so, each will still be two hours. To properly roll these exams out, and account for additional coding and administration work that must be done, these exams will be available in Q4.

We are working diligently to get these exams out to the community and ecosystem and we appreciate the interest in participating in the Certification Program. The OpenJS Foundation is excited to get these exams into the hands of developers and the Foundation is confident that these updates, while causing delays, will be well worth it.

About the Program

The Node.js Foundation will be offering a certification program that allows users to demonstrate their competence in a hands-on, command-line environment. The purpose of the Node.js Certified Developer (NCD) program will be to provide assurance that NCDs have the skills, knowledge, and competency to perform the responsibilities of an intermediate Node.js developer.

It will be an online, proctored, performance-based test that requires solving topic domains from a command line.

Exam Details

The online exam will consist of a set of performance-based items to be solved on a command line and is expected to take a few hours to complete.

The Certification will focus on the skills required to be a successful Node.js developer today.

The cost will be $300 and includes one free retake if unsuccessful.

Exam Resources

  • Candidate Handbook
  • Exam Tips
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Certification and Confidentiality Agreement
  • Verify Certification