Following the withdrawal of all earlier ITIL® and Bridging certifications on 30 June 2011, the following options are available for holders of earlier ITIL certificates wishing to enter the current scheme.
If you hold an earlier version of the ITIL Foundation certificate and did not successfully achieve the Foundation Bridge certificate, you will need to pass the current Foundation examination to gain an understanding of the Service Lifecycle approach to service management and to enter the current certification scheme.
Holders of the ITIL Service Manager Certificate who would like to take any ITIL Intermediate examinations will be required to pass the current ITIL Foundation examination to gain an understanding of the Service Lifecycle approach to service management.
In order to reach ITIL Expert level, holders of the ITIL Service Manager certificate must successfully pass the following examinations:
This route is only available to holders of the full ITIL Service Manager certificate i.e. those individuals who have passed both the Service Support and Service Delivery examinations.
Please note that the credit system does not apply to this particular route to ITIL Expert level.
Please also note that to be eligible to take the ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition module, any candidate holding the ITIL Service Manager certificate must first complete this route and achieve the ITIL Expert designation.
Holders of the earlier ITIL practitioner certificates can enter the ITIL certifications scheme to gain Intermediate modules, and can also work towards ITIL Expert level.
In order to enter the scheme, holders of the practitioner certificate must hold an earlier Foundation plus Bridge, or must successfully pass the current ITIL Foundation examination.
Practitioner certificate holders should note that the following ITIL practitioner and Intermediate modules have a high degree of content overlap, so credits from only one of these modules can be used towards ITIL Expert level:
IPAD = ITIL practitioner Agree and Define
IPPI = ITIL practitioner Plan and Improve
IPRC = ITIL practitioner Release and Control
CCR = Change Configuration and Release
SOA = Service Offerings and Agreements
PPO = Planning, Protection and Optimization
RCV = Release, Control and Validation