The Joomla! Certification Program Team is made up of Joomlers working on Operations and Marketing, or the Certification Platform and exams.

Operations and Marketing volunteers: connect with interested trainers, Joomla! Learning Partners (JLP), JoomlaDays, Joomla! User Groups (JUGs) and Exam Supervisors. In addition to supporting the Joomla! Certification Program with marketing and communication, we answer questions about the certification process, and by providing contracts for exam hosts. We welcome open dialogue with the community to get feedback on the Joomla! Certification.

Platform and Exam volunteers: are responsible for the various Joomla! certification exams, starting with defining knowledge areas for each exam, creating questions and answers for these exams in English, and coordinating the translation of the exams into the various different languages.  We are also responsible for maintaining the certification platform, which consists of Exam Delivery, Learning Partners Dashboard, Payments, Enrollment and maintaining the directory of Certified Users. We monitor the exam results and update the questions and/or answers and handle the feedback from exam candidates.

For more information over the Joomla Certification Program 

Website
https://certification.joomla.org
Department
Programs
Date Started
January 2014
Joomler Position Role Date Started
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/48e3_Chris_Keen.png Chris Keen Netherlands Team Leader JCP - Team Leader Nov 2017
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/b304_2018-profile.jpg Andrea Gentil Spain Assistant Team Leader Operations & Marketing - Team leader Feb 2019
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/c696_Jeroen.jpg Jeroen Moolenschot Netherlands Member Developer Feb 2019
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/5cbf_luca-marzo.png Luca Marzo Italy Member JLPs Liaison Jun 2015
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/marco-dings.jpg Marco Dings Netherlands Contributor Developer Apr 2020
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/724c_Glip.jpg Wilco Alsemgeest Netherlands Contributor Webmaster Jun 2020
Joomler Position Role Date Started Date Ended
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/todd-woodward/20203fc602.jpg Todd Woodward United States Member Mar 2016 Jun 2020
Private Profile 2e7ff36e Contributor Apr 2020 Jun 2020
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/724c_Glip.jpg Wilco Alsemgeest Netherlands Assistant Team Leader Webmaster Feb 2019 Jun 2020
Private Profile 2e7ff36e Member Aug 2016 Apr 2020
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/marco-dings.jpg Marco Dings Netherlands Member Developer Jun 2019 Apr 2020
Private Profile 5423cbc6 Contributor Jan 2019 Feb 2019
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/724c_Glip.jpg Wilco Alsemgeest Netherlands Member Dec 2016 Feb 2019
Private Profile 6fd9e8cd Member Jan 2016 Feb 2019
Private Profile 6c6a8116 Member Sep 2016 Feb 2019
Private Profile 157626a8 Member Feb 2018 Feb 2019
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/e307_IMG_1793.JPG Pablo C. Pantoja Colombia Member Jun 2015 Feb 2019
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/43e7_20171119_bw_sq.jpg Nicky Veitch Australia Member Nov 2017 Feb 2019
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/5cbf_luca-marzo.png Luca Marzo Italy Assistant Team Leader Jun 2015 Feb 2019
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/hector-mansilla-arias/88504a3492.jpg Héctor Mansilla Arias Chile Member Jun 2015 Feb 2019
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/b304_2018-profile.jpg Andrea Gentil Spain Member Sep 2016 Feb 2019
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/hector-mansilla-arias/88504a3492.jpg Héctor Mansilla Arias Chile Contributor Feb 2019 Jan 2019
Private Profile 5423cbc6 Member Apr 2018 Dec 2018
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/d60c_claudia-weber-lenck.jpg Claudia Weber-Lenck Germany Member Sep 2014 May 2018
Private Profile ee5c4a25 Member Jul 2015 Feb 2018
Private Profile 56348708 Contributor Oct 2016 Feb 2018
Private Profile 562a5d20 Member Aug 2016 Feb 2018
Private Profile 39acc566 Contributor Nov 2017 Feb 2018
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/c5f7_rick-spaan.jpg Rick Spaan Netherlands Member Oct 2016 Nov 2017
Private Profile 6a598949 Member Jun 2014 Nov 2017
Private Profile 3f48af36 Member Sep 2014 Nov 2017
Private Profile 4af84e10 Member Mar 2015 Nov 2017
Sam Suresh Team Leader May 2017 Nov 2017
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/48e3_Chris_Keen.png Chris Keen Netherlands Member Sep 2015 Nov 2017
Sam Suresh Member Feb 2014 Nov 2017
Private Profile 3f48af36 Team Leader Sep 2014 May 2017
Private Profile eab2e1b8 Member Nov 2014 Mar 2017
Private Profile 9e6882a7 Member Jul 2015 Mar 2017
https://identity.joomla.org/images/profiles/eric-lamy.jpg Eric Lamy France Member Sep 2016 Mar 2017
Private Profile d16a7499 Member Jan 2014 Feb 2017
Private Profile 05bcae9a Member Sep 2016 Nov 2016

Certification Ambassadors

Joomla! Certification Ambassadors are volunteers who want to contribute to the Certification Program spreading the word and helping people to find useful information about it, providing basic support to the exam session organizers and also supervising exam session.

Exam organizers can invite a Certification Ambassador from this list to supervise their exam sessions since they are trusted Supervisors for the Joomla Certification Program.

Read more: Certification Ambassadors

Certification Exam Translations Team (CETT)

The Joomla! Certification exam translations team is a subteam within Certification team, with the sole purpose of working on the exam translations for the languages supported.

Read more: Certification Exam Translations Team

Designer

Creates designs for all aspects of JCP marketing, working with the Developer, Marketeer and Social Media. This includes website graphics (banners and images for articles and pages), social media and promotional images.

Developer

Creates functional and technical designs together with the team, develops custom functionality for the Certification and Examination platform together with other volunteers and makes sure to move to core functionalities wherever possible.

JCP - Team Leader

Responsible for the JCP and liaison with the Department and others teams.

JLPs Liaison

Manage the organization of exams in JLPs. Review JLP applications. Provides support to the organizer in all the aspects of the session organization and management. Acts as the first point of support for the Exam organizer before and during the exam session. Manages contracts, creates and updates documentation and materials for exam organizers.

Marketeer

Create content for JCP website and communication, working together with the Designer and Social Media. Support JUGs and Events with material to promote JCP activities. Liaison with Joomla Marketing Team, to apply a unique strategy.

Operations & Marketing - Team leader

Responsible for the Operations and Marketing activities on the Certification platform.

Questions Maintainer

Responsible for maintaining the examination Questions & Answers (Q&A's). With the upcoming release of J!4 we will be updating the Administrator exam and hopefully offering other types of exams. To help us to achieve this we are looking for one or more Question Maintainers, whose activities include 1. Writing, reviewing and keeping up to date Q&A's for the exam(s). 2. Implementing and maintaining the Q&A's in the exam system (LMS). 3. Liaising with the translation teams

Social Media

Promote JCP activities and news through the Program’s social channels. Create specific content for social media, working together with Designer and Marketeer. Liaison with Joomla Social Media team to promote JCP activities and news in official channels.

Webmaster

Responsible for the development and maintenance of the Certification and Examination platform both technical as functional for all core and custom functionalities. Supports the developer with defining the functional and technical requirements where needed.

Certification Program: team meeting - October 2020

By Chris Keen on 2020-11-16 20:03 in Certification Team

Due to illness the October meeting was postponed and held on November 4th 2020 at 17:00 (UTC). Particpants: Attendees:Andrea Gentil, Jeroen Moolenschot, Luca Marzo and Chris Keen. Guest: Jaz Parkyn (Dept. Co-ordinator) Absent with apologies:  General points Exam...

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Certification Program: team meeting - September 2020

By Chris Keen on 2020-10-05 18:04 in Certification Team

The meeting started September 30th 2020 at 17:00 (UTC). Particpants: Attendees:Andrea Gentil, Jeroen Moolenschot and Chris Keen. Guest: Jaz Parkyn (Dept. Co-ordinator) - onlineAbsent with apologies: Luca Marzo General points Exam sessions:There was an exam held on September 11th...

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Certification Program: team meeting - August 2020

By Chris Keen on 2020-09-08 20:08 in Certification Team

    The meeting started September 2nd 2020 at 17:00 (UTC). Particpants: Attendees:Andrea Gentil, Jeroen Moolenschot, Luca Marzo and Chris Keen. Guest: Jaz Parkyn (Dept. Co-ordinator)Absent:  General points Team news:Wilco (Alsemgeest) has formally left the JCP team...

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Certification Program: team meeting - July 29th 2020

By Chris Keen on 2020-08-03 16:27 in Certification Team

The meeting started at 17:00 (UTC). Particpants: Attendees:Andrea Gentil, Jeroen Moolenschot, Wilco Alsemgeest, Luca Marzo and Chris Keen. Guest: Jaz Parkyn (Dept. Co-ordinator) - onlineAbsent:  General points ExamsOn July 28th an exam session was held in Italy for 2 candidates, one...

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Certification Program: team meeting - June 24th 2020

By Chris Keen on 2020-07-01 20:27 in Certification Team

The meeting started at 17:00 (UTC). Particpants: Attendees:Andrea Gentil, Wilco Alsemgeest, Luca Marzo and Chris Keen. Guest: Jaz Parkyn (Dept. Co-ordinator) - not presentAbsent: Jereon Moolenschot (with apologies) General points 1. Exam pricing. We briefly discussed the...

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Certification Program: team meeting - April 29th 2020

By Chris Keen on 2020-05-07 18:50 in Certification Team

The meeting started at 17:00 (UTC). Particpants: Attendees:Andrea Gentil, Jereon Moolenschot, Wilco Alsemgeest, Luca Marzo and Chris Keen. Guest: Jaz Parkyn (Dept. Co-ordinator) Absent:  General points 1. JCP Team membership / involvement survey form. All JCP team...

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Certification Program: status update March 2020.

By Chris Keen on 2020-04-14 18:47 in Certification Team

Due to sickness and other priorities the JCP did not meet at the end March 2020 for their monthly team meeting. Through this update we want to inform the community of the current status of the JCP and any forthcoming events or actions    General points JCP 2020 sprint. We...

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Certification Program: team meeting - February 26th 2020.

By Chris Keen on 2020-02-29 18:02 in Certification Team

The meeting started at 20:00 (CET). Particpants: Attendees: Andrea Gentil, Jereon Moolenschot, Wilco Alsemgeest, Luca Marzo and Chris Keen. Guest: Jaz Parkyn (Dept. Co-ordinator) - not online.Absent:  General points 1. Election results. The team briefly discussed...

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Certification Program: team meeting - January 29th 2020.

By Chris Keen on 2020-01-31 15:31 in Certification Team

The meeting started at 20:00 (CET). Particpants: Attendees: Andrea Gentil, Jereon Moolenschot, Wilco Alsemgeest, Luca Marzo (last part) and Chris Keen. Guest: Jaz Parkyn (Dept. Co-ordinator) - not online.Absent:  General points 1. The team discussed the Joomla ‘FftF’. Most of the core...

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JCP - team meetings November & December 2019.

By Chris Keen on 2019-12-31 21:03 in Certification Team

November meeting:The JCP November was rescheduled to the 4th of December due to vacations. The team discussed the status of the upcoming exams in Madrid and Chicago. We also noted that we are getting good response to the JCP "Did you know...." campaign. One response asked the documentation...

Read more: JCP - team meetings November & December 2019.

JCP - team meeting October 2nd 2019.

By Chris Keen on 2019-10-09 16:44 in Certification Team

Meeting started at 20:00 pm (CEST) Particpants: Attendees: Andrea Gentil, Jereon Moolenschot, Wilco Alsemgeest (last part) and Chris Keen. Guest: Jaz Parkyn (Dept. Co-ordinator) - online Absent: Luca Marzo (travelling) Agenda The Joomla Certification Program (JCP) team met to discuss the...

Read more: JCP - team meeting October 2nd 2019.

JCP - team meeting August 28th 2019.

By Chris Keen on 2019-09-09 19:40 in Certification Team

Meeting started at 20:00 pm (CEST) Particpants: Attendees: Andrea Gentil, Wilco Alsemgeest and Chris Keen. Guest: Jaz Parkyn (Dept. Co-ordinator) - present Absent: Jereon Moolenschot (not available). Luca Marzo (travelling) Agenda The Joomla Certification Program (JCP) team met to discuss...

Read more: JCP - team meeting August 28th 2019.

JCP - team meeting July 31st 2019.

By Chris Keen on 2019-08-02 17:02 in Certification Team

Meeting started at 20:00 pm (CEST) Particpants: Attendees: Andrea Gentil, Luca Marzo and Chris Keen. Absent: Wilco Alsemgeest (on vacation), Jereon Moolenschot (on vacation). Guest: Jaz Parkyn (Dept. Co-ordinator) - not present Agenda The Joomla Certification Program (JCP) team met to...

Read more: JCP - team meeting July 31st 2019.

Joomla! Certification Program - team meeting June 26th 2019.

By Chris Keen on 2019-06-30 19:00 in Certification Team

Meeting started at 20:00 pm (CEST)Attendees: Luca Marzo, Andrea Gentil, Jereon Moolenschot and Chris Keen.Absent: Wilco Alsemgeest (not available).Guest: Jaz Parkyn (Dept. Co-ordinator)The Joomla Certification Program (JCP) team met to discuss three main topics The Exam pricing policy and...

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Certification Team Sprint - Amsterdam - June 08-09, 2019

By Luca Marzo on 2019-06-09 16:14 in Certification Team

This sprint of the Joomla Certification Team has been held on June 08-09, 2019 at CitizenM Schiphol, Amsterdam (The Netherlands). Participants In attendance: Chris Keen, Wilco Alsemgeest, Andrea Gentil, Luca Marzo, Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall, Marco Dings and Jeroen Moolenschot. Updates &...

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JCP Steering Group meeting February 1, 2019

By Chris Keen on 2019-02-04 19:13 in Certification Team

The Joomla! Certification Steering Group met Friday 1 February 2019. Attendees: Luca Marzo, Andrea Gentil, Wilco Alsemgeest, Jereon Moolenschot and Chris Keen. Following the announcement of the JCP Strategy for 2019 and our aim to revitalize the Certification program, the team discussed and...

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Joomla Certification Program - Strategy 2019

By Luca Marzo on 2019-01-18 08:06 in Certification Team

The Joomla! Certification Steering Group had a meeting recently to discuss and plan the strategy for 2019. The team analyzed the current status of the program, reviewing data about the exam sessions held in 2018 and the actions needed to revitalize the Certification in the new year. Given the...

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JAB18 Sprint report available

By Chris Keen on 2018-05-17 05:58 in Certification Team

The Certification Exam and Platform team held a 2 day sprint at J and Beyond 2018 in Cologne.You can read the report here CEPT JAB18 sprint report

Read more: JAB18 Sprint report available

Certification Steering Meeting - February 14, 2018

By Andrea Gentil on 2018-02-16 08:46 in Certification Team

The Joomla! Certification Steering Group meets every Wednesday at 15.00 PM CET. This meeting was held on February 14, 2018, @ 15:00 PM CET, on Glip. Team members In attendance: Chris Keen, Luca Marzo, Wilco Alsemgeest, Jeroen Moolenschot, Andrea Gentil. Discussion Outline Steering Group is...

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JCP sprint report - February 2018 (Essen, Germany) - published

By Chris Keen on 2018-02-10 10:13 in Certification Team

The Joomla! Certification Eaxm and Platform Team held a ‘sprint’ in Essen,  on 2nd, 3rd and 4th of February 2018.The report is published under the Exam and Platform Team. 

Read more: JCP sprint report - February 2018 (Essen, Germany) - published

Certification Steering Meeting - February 07, 2018

By Luca Marzo on 2018-02-07 19:29 in Certification Team

The Joomla! Certification Steering Group meets every Wednesday at 15.00 PM CET.  This meeting was held on February 7, 2018 @ 15:10 PM CET, on Glip. Team members In attendance: Chris Keen, Luca Marzo, Andrea Gentil, Wilco Alsemgeest, Jeroen Moolenschot. Discussion Outline Steering...

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Certification Steering Meeting - January 31, 2018

By Andrea Gentil on 2018-01-31 16:49 in Certification Team

The Joomla! Certification Steering Group meets every Tuesday at 10.30 AM GMT. This meeting was held on January 31, 2018, on Glip. Team members In attendance: Chris Keen, Claudia Weber-Lenck, Luca Marzo, Andrea Gentil. Discussion Outline Steering Group discussed the procedure for “Second...

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Certification Steering Meeting - December 12, 2017

By Luca Marzo on 2017-12-12 11:08 in Certification Team

The Joomla! Certification Steering Group meets every Tuesday at 10.30 AM GMT. This meeting was held on December 12, 2017 on Glip.   Team members In attendance: Chris Keen, Luca Marzo, Andrea Gentil. Discussion Outline Steering Group discussed on the onboarding of the Dutch Language...

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Certification Steering Meeting - December 05, 2017

By Luca Marzo on 2017-12-05 13:42 in Certification Team

The Joomla! Certification Steering Group meets every Tuesday at 1:15 PM GMT. This meeting was held on December 05, 2017 on Glip. Team members In attendance: Chris Keen, Luca Marzo, Andrea Gentil, Claudia Weber-Lenck. Discussion Outline Chris welcomed the new Certification Steering Group,...

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Certification Steering Meeting - November 28, 2017

By Luca Marzo on 2017-11-28 14:14 in Certification Team

The Joomla! Certification Steering Group meets every Tuesday at 1:15 PM GMT. This meeting was held on November 28, 2017 on Glip.   Team members In attendance: Chris Keen, Luca Marzo, Andrea Gentil, Richard van Tilborg, Claudia Weber-Lenck, Oscar Ortiz. Discussion Outline During the...

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There are many ways you can contribute to the Joomla! Certification Operations & Marketing Team. Start by visiting our permanent call for volunteers at https://certification.joomla.org/contribute/volunteer where you can choose one of the areas you would like to be involved.

Certification Ambassadors

Certification Ambassadors are "facilitators", serving as link between the partner network (JLPs, JUG & JoomlaDays organisers) and the Certification Operations Team. If you would like to contribute as Certification Ambassador in your region, when you fill out the volunteer form, indicate Ambassador as your preference under “How would you like to participate?”

Certification Platform & Exams
We are looking for:

  • Platform and Exam core members: to coordinate Exam Team activities and to write and review questions and/or to maintain and develop the exam platform
  • Translators: to translate exams into other common languages (currently Italian, French, German, Polish, Spanish and Dutch)
  • Developers: to create the Developer Exam, extensions and do other development work.

We are looking for people with these skills:

  • Willing to be involved long term, at least one year (not compulsory for translators)
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in the relevant exam subject (Administrator, Developer)
  • Have passed the relevant certification exam or are willing to pass it.
  • Be generally available for weekly team meetings and/or other forms of contact
  • To be able to communcate in English: reading / writing and speaking at least as a second language level
  • Have a lot of staying power and patience because for us quality goes before quantity
  • Team spirit
  • Not a Joomla! Learning Partner (JLP). We're sorry, thiscouild possibly cause a conflict of interest.

If you want to help, please apply through our form.

A permanent call for volunteers is open at https://certification.joomla.org/contribute/volunteer

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