By Luca Marzo on 2016-05-05 15:00 in Certification Operations Team

The Joomla! Certification Operations Team (COT) meets every Thursday at 1:00 PM GMT. This meeting was held on May 5th, 2016 on Glip.


Team members

In attendance: Patrick Jungbluth, Luca Marzo, Todd Woodward.

Absents: Chris Keen, Hector Mansilla, Deb Cinkus, Johan Van der Velde, Sam Suresh, Arjen Schrijvers, Pablo Pantoja, Richard Van Tilborg, Andre Dreier.

Discussion Outline

  • Luca reported news from the Steering Meeting.

  • Exam Team finalized questions and provided them to Sam, in order to be uploaded on the Joomla! Exam Platform. Operations Team would say a very big “Thank you” to all the people in Exam and Platform Teams for their big work during last days.

  • We should start the Pilot Test by the end of this week.

  • Steering Meeting confirmed the intention to have the first Community Certification Event at JandBeyond, in Barcelona (20-22 May 2016).

  • Patrick contacted JRD Team Leader and they will have a call next days to define the process to have Joomla! Learning Partners listed on Joomla! Resource Directory.

  • Team is working on a simple “Agreement” for JUGs and JEvents that will host exams.

  • Team will work on a process for Travel Funding applications.

  • Last week Luca trained Johan, Todd and Pablo on how to handle and process RC applications.

  • Johan, Todd and Pablo are working on applications from Regional Coordinators candidates and started the screening and evaluation process.

  • Luca completed the screening process of all the applications from Joomla! Learning Partners candidates and JUG/JEvents.

  • Most of the applicants did not answer our email and/or tickets, so we cannot process their applications. If you applied as JLP or you asked to host a Certification Exam, please look at your mailbox and answer emails from the Certification program. If you did not received email from us, please open a support ticket at

All of these meeting notes are not final and cannot be used as reference.

Meeting ends after 50 minutes.


Applications Summary

Joomla! Learning Partners

  • Total applications: 48

  • Ready to sign: 18.8%

  • On-hold: 10.4%

  • Interviewed: 4.2 %

  • Withdrawn: 6.3%

  • Rejected: 6.3%

  • Pending (waiting for answers): 54.2%

Leading countries (overall): Germany, Italy, United States.

Joomla! User Groups / Joomla! Events

  • Total applications: 13

    • Applications from JUGs: 84.6%

    • Applications from JEvents: 15.4%

  • In progress (waiting for answers): 69.2%

  • Waiting interview/agreement: 15.4%

  • Rejected: 15.4% (They was events that already took place)

Leading countries (overall): Germany, United States.