There seems to be quite a bit of confusion surround the maintenance fees for certified professionals. I was having a hard time understanding the fee schedule myself, so I asked for clarification. Hereâ€™s what I learned:
You will be charged $100 per year per certification track you maintain. Maintenance fees start one year (or 3 releases) after your first achieved certification within that track. There are 2 tracks:
Administrator (entails Administrator, Advanced Administrator, and Consultant)
Developer (entails Developer, Advanced Developer)
In short, the maximum amount you will be charged per year is $200 for certification maintenance, although each track may be billed at different periods.
Hope this clarifies for those with any remaining questions. Cheers,