ITIL Exam Background
As of January 1, 2018, AXELOS made PeopleCert the only ITIL Exam Institute in the world. Prior to this date there were several including PeopleCert, EXIN and APMG. So, this means that you can only take your ITIL Exams from PeopleCert.
PeopleCert in turn accredits training organizations and exam providers who in turn are allowed to sell ITIL exam vouchers. So, when it comes to purchasing ITIL exams you can purchase them from PeopleCert directly or you can purchase them from an accredited training organization (ATO) or an accredited exam organization (AEO). Each operates under the rules and regulations of PeopleCert and are able to sell ITIL exams under the guidelines set for them by PeopleCert.
Step 1: When you are ready to buy your ITIL exam voucher, look for ITIL ATO or AEO as they almost always will offer you a lower price than the Exam Institute. Exam institutes typically have resellers that offer their exams, so you will find that the resellers usually offer better prices.
Step 2: To find an exam reseller do a Google search. If the deals you see are too good to be true, like get certified for $29, then it is too good to be true. There are no ITIL exams anywhere in the world that you can purchase for $29.
For example, here is the 2018 List Price for ITIL Exams:
- ITIL Foundation – $349
- ITIL Intermediate Track Courses & MALC – $399
- ITIL Practitioner – $469
Step 3: Make sure that the organization selling you the exam is authorized to do so. That means they need to be an ITIL ATO or an AEO.
Remember – ITIL Exam Vouchers are valid for use for 1 year from the date of purchase. So, if you know you are taking your exam within 365 days, you can buy your exam voucher now and know that you have 365 days to use it. And, PeopleCert will let you extend the voucher for 6 months for a small fee as long as you contact them before the 1 year from date of purchase is up.