The Python Institute is an independent non-profit project set up by the Open Education and Development Group (OpenEDG) to promote the Python programming language, train a new generation of Python programmers, and support professional careers in programming in Python and related technologies. In line with the strategic goals associated with the enhancement and development of careers in Python programming, the Python Institute provides an independent global framework for Python programming high-stakes examinations.

Python is one of the most popular programming languages on the planet, adopted by and adapted for every sector and industry – from finance, to medicine, to gaming. The goal of the Python Institute is to supply every Python programmer, and every aspiring Python programmer, with the skills necessary to create Python content at a more advanced and professional level, following the best practices in programming.

The Python Institute offers training courses at all levels of Python programming, from absolute beginner to advanced professional programmer, and just as Python itself is free and open-source, all the online self-study courses offered by the Python Institute are free for everybody. The Python Institute also offers independent and vendor-neutral certification in the Python Programming language, provided in cooperation with Pearson VUE, the world’s leader in computer-based testing.

Certification program

The Python Institute is committed to the development of an independent global standard in Python programming certification, which will allow programming specialists, software developers, and IT professionals from all over the world to assess and document their programming skills objectively, and to gain recognition for their expertise.

The Python Institute and Pearson VUE, the leader in computer-based testing, have established cooperation for the delivery of a certification program created for the Python programming language. On the foundations of this cooperation, the Python Institute and Pearson VUE have begun to provide a high-stakes and globally available Python programming testing and certification program.

Candidates can take certification exams at two competency levels (Associate and Professional) at over 5,000 Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Centers and Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Center Selects, at a time and location convenient to them.

PCAP: Certified Associate in Python Programming

PCPP: Certified Professional in Python Programming

Learn more about the OpenEDG Python Institute

For more information about the OpenEDG Python Institute certification program, please visit the official OpenEDG Python Institute project site.