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Experts Exchange is a collaborative platform that connects IT professionals with subject-matter experts to share knowledge and change the way people approach IT problems.

What is the Certified Expert Program?

The Experts Exchange Certified Expert Program is dedicated to recognizing professionals for their contributions to the technology community. Certified Experts have the opportunity to network and collaborate with their peers.

By joining our Certified Expert Program, you can share your expertise, contribute, and give back to the industry.

What are the benefits of being a Certified Expert?

Members of the Certified Expert Program receive a variety of benefits, including the ability to:

  • Grow your professional brand with direct access to a global IT audience
  • Expand your network and collaborate with industry peers
  • Enhance and develop your skills for professional advancement
  • Earn distinguished awards and industry recognition
  • Stay current with new technologies and updates
  • Enjoy complimentary access to Experts Exchange

Ways to Contribute

Write Articles

Share your expertise by writing articles on trending topics or common IT problems.

Publish Videos

Create videos that provide thoughtful insight or step-by-step tutorials for your audience.

Become a Mentor

Offer 1:1 assistance to professionals who are new to your field of expertise.

Host Webinars

Gain a broader audience by taking part in one of our webinars.

Solve Problems

Answer questions, fix common issues, and discuss strategies with fellow professionals.

Display Publications

Bring your past work and industry contributions to a new audience.

See What Your Peers Say

I began answering questions and found the experience to be fulfilling, helping others where I could and seeking help from those willing to provide it. All in all, it has been extremely helpful to my career.

- Steve Jennings

Sr Manager Cloud Networking Ops

I have learned a lot over the years, and have taught a lot as well. Knowledge is powerful, but useless unless shared.

- Wayne Barron

Author, Web Developer

Some teaching moments, some learning moments, several instances of serendipitous inspiration.

- Certified Expert

Experts Exchange

I've made some really good friends via EE. We're scattered around the globe, so it's unlikely that we'll all ever meet, but I love the fact that I've found peers with good attitudes.

- Certified Expert

Experts Exchange

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Have questions about the program?

Browse frequently asked questions or email us, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

"When can I expect a response to my application?"

Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis. You will be notified of your status in the program at the end of the same month that you applied in. Some applications may be deferred for further review, which will put your application in the next month’s review cycle.

"How do I maintain expert status?"

In order to maintain status as a Certified Expert, members must make consistent, quality contributions. There are various ways to contribute, including:

  • Writing articles
  • Publishing videos
  • Answering open questions from EE users
  • Hosting webinars
  • Displaying publications
  • Filling an EE volunteer position (*minimum tenure required*)

"How do I achieve Gold status in the Certified Expert Program?"

Certified Experts earn Gold status by receiving one of our highest-level Expert Awards (Fellow, Expert of the Year, Most Valuable Expert, or Author of the Year), which recognize experts for their valuable contributions.

"Can I get paid as an expert in the Certified Expert Program?"

Experts Exchange does not financially compensate experts in the program. Members of the Certified Expert Program receive a free EE account and other benefits as listed above.

Our goal is to facilitate collaboration and networking amongst EE users and experts. Because we are a community, it is possible for you to be hired by other members. We encourage this but do not allow soliciting.

"Will I have access to EE while my application is being reviewed?"

Yes! You will be given limited access to the platform while your application is under review. Limited access allows you to make contributions and view content, but it does not allow you to ask questions. We highly encourage applicants to make contributions while their application is being reviewed. Our team assesses the quality of your EE contributions, in addition to your application.

"What are the next steps once my application has been reviewed?"

If your application is accepted, we will notify you via email. The next step is filling out your expert profile to reflect your skills! Then you can easily jump in and contribute by answering questions, creating content, and more.