By Luca Marzo on 2016-05-12 15:00 in Certification Operations Team

The Joomla! Certification Operation Team (COT) meets every Thursday at 1:00 PM GMT. This meeting was held on May 12th, 2016 on Glip.

Team members

In attendance: Luca Marzo, Todd Woodward, Richard van Tilborg, Pablo Pantoja, Hector Mansilla.

Absents: Patrick Jungbluth, Chris Keen, Deb Cinkus, Johan Van der Velde, Sam Suresh, Arjen Schrijvers, Andre Dreier.

Discussion Outline

  • Luca reported news from the Steering Meeting.

  • Team members took the Exam Pilot Test until May 10 and sent feedbacks to Sam about the user experience on the Platform.

  • Grade to pass the Joomla! Administrator Exam is 80%.

  • Marketing Team is working on a landing page template to promote Exam sessions at JoomlaDay and Joomla!-related events. We’ll provide this template (HTML code + Images) to approved sessions organizers.

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

  • Richard shared with the team a preview of the Certificate.

  • Team discussed about the JLP Welcome Pack and the possibility to add a quick Learning Guide.

  • 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

  • Next team meeting will be on May 26, 2016.

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

Meeting ends after 65 minutes.

Applications Summary

Joomla! Learning Partners

  • Total applications: 49

  • Ready to sign: 20.4%

  • On-hold: 10.2%

  • Interviewed: 6.1 %

  • Withdrawn: 6.1%

  • Rejected: 6.1%

  • Pending (waiting for answers): 51%

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

Joomla! User Groups / Joomla! Events

  • Total applications: 14

    • Applications from JUGs: 78.6%

    • Applications from JEvents: 21.4%

  • In progress (waiting for answers): 71.4%

  • Waiting interview/agreement: 14.3%

  • Rejected: 14.3% (They was events that already took place)

Leading countries (overall): Germany, United States.