Skill Validation

Skill validation: credentials and certifications

Align skills development with business outcomes.

Red Hat credentials and certifications (formerly accreditation) enable our partners to validate critical sales, technical, and delivery skills efficiently.

Digital badging

After successfully achieving a Red Hat Credential or a Red Hat Certification, Red Hat will issue you a digital badge. When someone views your Red Hat digital badge, they can learn more about your skills and verify the badge’s authenticity, providing an easy way for someone to confirm your Red Hat skills and knowledge. Learn more about Red Hat's digital credentialing program and see all of Red Hat’s digital badges here.

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Seller credentials demonstrate your skill in understanding customer pain points

After completing any of our seller credentials, you will have the knowledge needed to describe how our portfolio delivers value by addressing your customers' challenges.


Objection handling


Value pitch


Competitive positioning


Technical sales


Competitive positioning

How to demo

Objection handling


Technical sales

Technical seller credentials show you have the skills to drive product purchases

You can choose from any of our technical seller credentials that explain and differentiate the technical capabilities of our products for standard use cases.

Technical delivery

A clear path to certification

Red Hat Training courses are available to partners in a self-paced online format at no additional cost. These courses can help position you to accelerate skills development on the path to certification.


Product installations

Application development

Proof-of-concept delivery

Solution architectures

Validate your technical knowledge through Red Hat Certification

Red Hat Certification exams are available for partners to purchase at a partner exclusive discounted rate. Earning a Red Hat Certification equips you to help design complex solutions and align our technologies to your customers' needs.

Let’s get started

Begin your learning journey by using your partner login for the Partner Training Portal.

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