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How long does the shopping exam stay valid for?

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Hi! I tried to post in the Specialist Challenge area, but for some reason it prevented me from posting.

 

I just passed the shopping exam today, however it says that it's only valid until January 6, 2017 which seems like an odd amount of time. I know my other exams are set to expire on that day, so wasn't sure if that means I'll have to pass the shopping exam again in 4 months? Is this a 4 month certification?google shopping cert.JPG

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It just means that you need to pass the others, once you update the others you should see a correct date on the link. So if you are all clear until 2017, you should be good for the challenge and once you update the other tests it should show a date specific to 12 months.

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It just means that you need to pass the others, once you update the others you should see a correct date on the link. So if you are all clear until 2017, you should be good for the challenge and once you update the other tests it should show a date specific to 12 months.

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Ahhh! Okay, perfect. That was what I was thinking/hoping. Thank you!

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It's referring to the Fundamentals exam. Check the date on that one!

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Hi @rachelle h,

 

As a Google Partner, your other exams will sync with the Fundamentals exam expiration date.

 

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James 

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Hi @rachelle h,

 

As the others mentioned your Fundamentals exam expiration date is set for January yet if you do not retake the Fundamentals exam your framed Specialist Certification will expire in January as well instead of September, this happened to me last year. )-:

 

Just thought you should know!

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Perfect. I'll retake that. That would be so sad to get the certificate and then have it be expired in a couple months! Thanks guys!

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HI @rachelle h, the Experts have nailed it. AdWords certification is comprised of the Fundamentals exam + any of the 5 advertising specialization exams. Each exam is still valid for 1 year. 

 

If you have taken all 5 exams but your fundamentals is expiring in January then you would see a January expiration date for your overall certification. Does that help?

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Thanks @Alex R for the clarification!

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