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Before taking the RCA exam, you must have at least three months of experience using the software and have had training in Relativity, either from the Relativity team or on-the-job. For those studying for the RCA exam who would like to receive training from the Relativity team, we recommend taking Relativity 101 and Relativity Admin Essentials I. Please note that these classes are not Relativity Certified Administrator (RCA) exam preparation courses.
There are no prerequisites for this certification; however, we recommend that you watch the Relativity for Reviewers video and have had training in Relativity, either from the Relativity team or on-the-job. For those studying for the RCU exam who would like to receive training from the Relativity team, we recommend taking Relativity 101: Relativity for End Users. Please note that this class is not an RCU exam preparation course.
There are no prerequisites for this certification; however, we recommend that you have at least six months of experience managing Analytics projects and have had training in Relativity, either from the Relativity team or on-the-job. For those studying for the Analytics Specialist exam who would like to receive training from the Relativity team, we recommend taking Analytics and Active Learning. Please note that this class is not an Analytics Specialist exam preparation course.
There are no prerequisites for this certification; however, we recommend that you have at least six months of hands-on experience processing data and have had training in Relativity, either from the Relativity team or on-the-job. For those studying for the Processing Specialist exam who would like to receive training from the Relativity team, we recommend taking Processing. Please note that this class is not a Processing Specialist exam preparation course.
There are no prerequisites for this certification; however, we recommend that you have at least one year of experience as an infrastructure specialist/manager and have had training in Relativity, either from the Relativity team or on-the-job. For those studying for the Infrastructure Specialist exam who would like to receive training from the Relativity team, we recommend taking Relativity Infrastructure. Please note that this class is not an Infrastructure Specialist exam preparation course.
There are no prerequisites for this certification; however, we recommend that you have at least six months of hands-on experience managing projects in Relativity and have had exposure to and understanding of Review, Processing, and Analytics. For those studying for the Project Management Specialist exam who would like to receive training from the Relativity team, we recommend taking Relativity 101, Processing, and Analytics and Active Learning. Please note that these classes are not Project Management Specialist exam preparation courses.
There are no prerequisites for these certifications; however, we recommend taking the RelativityOne Overview online class. Please note that this class is not an exam preparation course.
An overview of all Relativity exams is available in the Relativity Certifications Quick-Start Guide.
You can access all exam study materials on the Community site in the Certification Tracker. You can also browse Certification knowledge articles to answer any exam-related questions.
Knowledge articles should be used as a study resource and to help guide you in your study process. Articles provide a quick, efficient, consistent, and accessible way to find answers to commonly asked questions. They’re typically used to provide information on how to prepare for an exam, inform what is or is not covered on an exam, confirm study assumptions, assist in troubleshooting roadblocks, or assist with certification maintenance. They are not intended to confirm answers or to teach Relativity.
We are aware that a number of apps are available to the public which purport to be study guides for various Relativity exams. These apps are published by third parties that are not affiliated with Relativity, and we do not monitor their content and cannot ensure its accuracy. As such, you should only use Relativity-approved study materials. Your use of any other third party study resources is at your own risk. For approved Relativity study resources please visit the Relativity Community or contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
At the beginning of all exams, you must accept the Relativity Exam Terms and Conditions. If you do not accept, your session will end and you will forfeit the examination fee. You may access and review the terms and conditions here.
To become a Relativity Expert, you must be a current RCA and obtain two specialist certifications. You must keep all three certifications current to keep your Relativity Expert status.
To become a Relativity Master, you must be a current RCA and obtain four specialist certifications. You must keep all five certifications current to keep your Relativity Master status.
Download the Administrator and Technical Specialization Paths for common and recommended pathways through the certification program.
The RCSP and RelativityOne Certified Pro exams do not count towards Expert or Master status.
The certifications and requirements that make up the Expert and Master designations are determined by Relativity and re-evaluated regularly. For more information on Relativity Expert and Master designations, refer to the Relativity Certifications Quick-Start Guide.
If you have never earned a Relativity certification, we recommend that you take either the RelativityOne Certified Pro, Relativity Certified Sales Pro, or the Relativity Certified User exam. These are fundamental certifications that are considered the best points of entry into the Relativity certification program.
Download the Relativity Fundamentals Paths to help you get started.
You must pay for each exam attempt, including retakes. Payment for the exam is required by credit card at the time of registration.
For all exam-related questions, email email@example.com. The Certification team provides assistance Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST/CDT).
The firstname.lastname@example.org ticket queue provides general guidance on exam registration, scheduling, and study materials. The certification queue is not intended to provide specific product guidance or to teach Relativity. We can clarify aspects of exams, study materials, or hands-on projects via knowledge articles, but anything beyond that may risk the integrity of the exam.
The following exams will remain up-to-date based on quarterly RelativityOne releases:
The following exams will remain up-to-date based on yearly Relativity Server releases:
See each exam’s Study Resources on the Community for specific upgrade dates.
The Relativity certification team regularly reviews and evaluates exams and designations for updates or discontinuation. We may discontinue an exam for various reasons, e.g. the exam may refer to training that is no longer available, the exam may be based on a product or feature that is no longer going to be supported or actively promoted, the exam does not best reflect Relativity’s certification focus and goal, there is newer technology and a new exam is being developed, or it just doesn’t make business sense to continue to support and maintain the exam. In any event, Relativity may discontinue any or all exams and designations in our sole discretion
Accommodations, within reason, are possible with ample notice. To request disability accommodations for your exam, email email@example.com. We require documentation once we receive your request. For more information, review our Relativity Examination Disability Policy document.
You receive final results from Relativity via email within seven business days after your exam.
You will receive a Pass or Fail result. All exams require an 80% or higher to pass.
You will receive a topic breakdown in an email after completing a quiz. While reviewing this breakdown, keep the following in mind:
Yes. An electronic certificate, as well as print- and web-optimized badges and logos to add to your email signature and social media accounts, will be available on the Relativity Community after your exam. You do not receive a hard copy certificate.
If you do not pass an exam on your first attempt, you must wait at least one week to register for the exam again. If you do not pass the exam on any subsequent attempt, you must wait at least one month to register for the exam again. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may not attempt an exam more than four times per exam version. Information on current and projected exam versions is located on Relativity’s website and in relevant study materials.
If you are already certified and you wish to retake the same exam, you must wait at least six months to register for the exam again and you must retake the exam on a different exam version to the version on which you are currently certified. If you pass the exam, your certification will be updated to the new version of the exam. If you do not pass the exam, your existing certification will remain active on the previous version of the exam, provided you have otherwise maintained your certification with the necessary RCE credits.
Any violation of this retake policy may result in invalidation of your exam results or certification, and/or denial of applications to sit future exams, at Relativity’s sole discretion. For the sake of clarity, the foregoing retake policy applies only to retakes of the same type of exam.
All Relativity exams are reviewed and approved by subject matter experts. We welcome your feedback on the exam and on your experience taking the exam. If you wish to contest your exam score or a specific exam item, you may do so by submitting a written notice to firstname.lastname@example.org within three (3) business days of your exam. The notice must include (i) your name and employer, if applicable; (ii) the date and time of your exam; (iii) the specific exam item(s) you wish to contest; and (iv) the specific grounds of your objection. Exam questions are subject to change without notice and in Relativity’s sole discretion.
You may send any comments to email@example.com. We will review all exam feedback and will use it to improve the quality of the examination and certification process. We will reply to written feedback at our discretion and may not directly reply to you or specifically address your feedback.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include as much information as possible about the situation and the persons involved. Relativity will investigate these tips.
You must complete the following system compatibility checks before sitting for your exam.
You must confirm the following technical and physicals requirements before sitting for your exam.
Violations of exam rules are reported to Relativity. Continued violations will result in the termination of your exam.
Your Candidate Dashboard is where you’ll manage your scheduled exam, update or cancel your schedule, and launch all online and testing center exams through the Relativity Community.
To access your Candidate Dashboard, follow these steps:
You should budget an additional 30 minutes at the beginning of each exam session to allow time to connect to and disconnect from your Proctor.
For the RCA exam, you must schedule two separate sessions for the hands-on and the quiz, with 30 minutes between each session. You must complete both exam sessions within 12 hours on the same day.
If you do not complete the hands-on and quiz portions of your RCA exam within 12 hours of each other on the same day, we reserve the right to void the results of your exam, and we will have no obligation to issue a credit for your exam fees. You can schedule the two sessions in either order.
Here is an example breakdown of the minimum time required for the RCA exam sessions:
Allocate 4 hours, plus your required buffer time.
Exam dates will be added the first week of even months (February, April, June, etc.).
Email email@example.com to pay for an exam with an existing credit on your account.
Use the Reschedule or Cancel Schedule buttons on your Candidate Dashboard. You can reschedule your exam one time. After your one reschedule, the Reschedule option will be unavailable. Exams must be cancelled or rescheduled at least 48 hours before your exam. Failure to cancel or reschedule within this time will result in forfeiting exam fees. All refunds and credits will be provided in accordance with PSI’s policies. If you are eligible for a refund, it will be made to the original payment method.
Note, the Certification team provides assistance Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST/CDT) for online exams.
Review the information below before your exam. Note: Chrome is required.
As you navigate through all exams, read all instructions and answer all questions according to Relativity best practices.
Visit the Certification page to see upcoming exams and to self-register. New exam dates are posted approximately three months from their scheduled date.
Chrome is required to take the RCA exam.
We can work with you to coordinate an onsite exam at your location if you have a minimum of five individuals interested in taking the RCA exam. An additional fee is associated. For more information on this option, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is on a first-come first-served basis. If an exam is full, you can add yourself to the waitlist and we will reach out to you via email if a spot becomes available. We do not take payment until you are officially added to the exam.
Exam fees are non-refundable. If you cannot attend an exam, email email@example.com at least two business days prior to the exam. Upon cancellation, a credit is issued to your account. This credit expires 12 months after the original issued date. You are responsible for using the credit prior to its expiration.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for an exam using existing credit. If the fee for the rescheduled exam is higher than the fee paid for the original exam, you are responsible for the difference.
If you cancel or reschedule within two business days of the exam, no refund or credit is issued. If you reschedule an exam more than one time, your credit is voided and a new fee is required in order to reschedule again.
Certified individuals who participate in professional development activities, identified by Relativity as continued learning for a specific certification, can earn RCE credits to extend their certification status. These development activities help further your knowledge of the exam subject matter and reinforce your understanding of the product.
Relativity technology is updated regularly, so earning RCE credits ensures that you are staying up-to-date with improvements in the technology and changes in industry practices.
Your certification is valid for 12 months after you initially earn your certification. All Relativity certified professionals can renew their certification for an additional 12 months by earning Relativity Continuing Education (RCE) credits.
Access a list of available RCE Credit opportunities here.
The number of RCE credits required varies by certification. See below for the number of RCE credits each certification requires to renew:
The number of credits awarded per activity is determined by the nature and time commitment of the activity. The certifications that are eligible to earn RCEs for a specific activity are determined by the subject matter and scope of the activity.
Relativity regularly evaluates the RCE credit landscape to assess, update, and add additional RCE credit opportunities.
Relativity reserves the right to grant, deny, revoke, or change requirements for RCE credits in its sole discretion.
You should monitor your certification status on the Community site. You can access the Community site at any time to view the number of RCE credits you’ve earned compared to the total number required for your certification, your certification expiration date, and your renewal status.
You will also receive automated email reminders about your certification. If your contact information changes, it is your responsibility to email email@example.com so we can ensure you continue to receive the reminder emails.
It is your responsibility to maintain your certification and know your expiration date. If your certification expires, you will be required to take the full exam again.
The Certification team does not grant RCE credit exceptions. You have twelve months to earn the required number of certifications, through several different types of RCE credit opportunities. If you do not earn the required number of credits by your certification end date, your certification is not renewed, and you will be required to take the full exam again.
Automated RCE credit reminders are sent via email throughout your certification year. If your contact information changes, you are responsible for updating Relativity so that you receive these reminders.
You can earn RCE credits by participating in one or more of the following activities:
RelativityOne Certified Pro Exam
To see a list of all available RCE credit opportunities in each category, and which certifications receive credits, please visit the corresponding tab on the RCE Credit Opportunities page.
On the RCE Credit Opportunities website, you can filter opportunities on the Instructor-Led and Self-Paced Videos tabs by RCE Credits to see which trainings, webinars, and self-paced videos apply toward each certification.
Opportunities on the Events and Authored Content tabs earn RCE credits for all Relativity certifications. Check the RCE Credit opportunities website to see how many RCE credits you can earn for each opportunity.
Relativity certified professionals can watch select ACEDS webinars for RCE credits. Additionally, ACEDS certified professionals can earn CEDS credit for live Relativity trainings and webinars. Relativity certified professionals will earn 2 RCE credits for all certifications by listening to one of the below recorded ACEDS selected webinars on our website.
After viewing a webinar, you must claim your RCE credits to earn credits towards your certification. You must fill out the form for each webinar you watch. The Certification team will review your submission, and apply credits at the team’s discretion.You can earn credit for each webinar once. New webinars will be posted quarterly.
CEDS professionals will earn 1 CEDS credit per hour of Relativity education. This includes live, and up to two years of
previously attended, Relativity webinars and trainings. Submit your Relativity eCertificate of completion to ACEDS to claim your credit.
In order to earn RCE credits for certain activities, you must claim your RCE credits by completing the Claim Your RCE Credits survey.
The following activities require you to claim your credits:
Guidelines for claiming your credits:
RCE credits that are not reported via the survey are not applied to your certification.