About Cellebrite Certifications

Certification Policy Update

Effective 1 July 2019, certifications will be issued for exactly 2 years and expire on the date they are achieved.
This update is NOT retroactive - it will only apply to certifications achieved on or after 1 July, 2019.

Certificate holders can check their certificate expiration date by clicking here.

Want to know your options? Click here. You must be logged in to see your options.

How and when do I renew my certification?

The purpose of recertification (renewing certifications) is to provide proof of ongoing competency in a field of study.

CCO and CCPA Certifications expired up to 24 months are considered to be in remediation and can be renewed by the certificant by logging in to the CLC as detailed below.

CCO and CCPA Certifications expired over 24 months are considered invalid. Certificants may appeal to the Certification Director by completing supplying details and reasons for their appeal in the description field on the Training Support Form.

CCME Certifications expired up to 12 months are considered to be in remediation and can be renewed by the certificate logging into the CLC as detailed below.

CCME Certifications expired over 12 months are considered invalid.

CCO shield

If the certificant has only earned CCO, they can renew by one of two ways:

CCPA shield

If the certificant has earned CCPA, they can renew by one of three ways:

CCME shield

If the certificant has earned CCME, they can renew only one way:

CCO must be valid (or expired no more than 24 months)

  • Complete the on-demand CCO Only Recertification Class (details below); or

  • Attend and achieve CCPA.
CCPA must be valid (or expired no more than 24 months)

  • Complete the on-demand CCPA Only Recertification Class (details below); or

  • If they also achieved CCO, they will complete the CCO+CCPA version of the on-demand Recertification Class (details below); or

  • Achieve the CCME.
CCME must be valid (or expired no more than 12 months)

  • Upload Continuing Professional Development: Cellebrite requires documentation verifying attendance at a minimum of 21 hours of continuing professional development related to mobile device or digital forensics from industry recognized organizations - this does not have to be our training courses; and

    Upload Work Experience: At the time of recertification application submission, certificants must have examined or supervised the examination of a minimum of three (3) mobile devices during the previous certification period.

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Take a few minutes to view this video overview of our certification process. 


You can view the current certification policy document here.

Select a topic below to find out more about Cellebrite Certifications. 

The Value of a Cellebrite Certification

What does it mean to be certified?

A certification credential is awarded in a field of study to certify that recipient's proficiency as measured by written and practical assessments.

Cellebrite requires a score of 80% or better on all examinations and practical skills assessments to achieve a passing score for all certifications (individual course requirements may vary).

Why is certification important?

Industry standard certifications have become instrumental to the digital forensic community. Examiners and legal professionals face enough challenges in court.

When introducing evidence in criminal and civil proceedings, examiners holding valid Cellebrite Certified Operator (CCO), Cellebrite Certified Physical Analyst (CCPA) and Cellebrite Certified Mobile Examiner (CCME) certifications are preferred over those who cannot prove their competency.

Some jurisdictions require those who will be introducing evidence in legal proceedings to possess appropriate certifications

As explained previously, when a student earns certifications from Cellebrite, it means they have demonstrated their ability to meet or exceed competencies for that credential to be issued to them.

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Expiration of Certifications

How do I know if my certification has expired?

Cellebrite requires core certifications be renewed every two years. This includes:

Advanced and expert classes offering certifications do not expire!

For example, a certificate earned on July 1, 2019 must be renewed by 1 July 2021.

Certificants failing to recertify by their expiration date will be classified as expired. To renew an expired CCO and CCPA certification, the holder of that certification must apply for and successfully complete the Recertification Refresher Course within twelve (12) months of the certification expiration (redemption period).

To renew an expired CCME certification, the holder of that certification must possess the CMFF along with current CCO and CCPA certifications and complete the CCME Recertification Process.  The CCME and recertification process is governed by the Cellebrite Certification Policy which can be viewed in its entirety here.

Certificants who fail to renew expired certifications within the 12-month redemption period must repeat the program in its entirety.

Certificants will be responsible to pay any applicable administrative fees.

Here are details of recertification based on which core certifications you currently hold

To see your certificate expiration dates, you must log in to your account first, then check under My Certificates.

Find the correct recertification options

Using the Training Catalog search page

To see your recertification path, you must log in to your account first, then visit the Training Catalog page and enter "recertification" in the search

Recertification options are all ‘On Demand’ and can be either a refresher course or a standalone examination.

The options that apply will generally have titles that start with the year the certification was originally achieved.

If you do not see expected options, first check your My Record of Learning page and verify the completion date for the certification course you completed originally.

In the event that you find this date indicates you should be eligible for recertification options (and none are available), open a support case by opening the Contact Us menu and selecting the Technical Support Inquiry option.

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Still have questions? Submit a Technical Support Inquiry from the Contact Us menu.
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