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After the publication of ITIL® 4 certification scheme, PeopleCert and AXELOS have announces the gradual withdrawal of ITIL® v3 certification scheme exams.

The process has begun with the withdrawal of ITIL® v3 Foundation in English. At the moment, ITIL® v3 Foundation exams are available in the other published languages.

Transitioning from ITIL® v3 to ITIL® 4: Important Updates on Certification Scheme Withdrawal

Now it's ITIL® v3 Intermediate certifications turn. In fact, all ITIL® v3 Intermediate exams in English will be withdrawn starting from 1st January 2022.

After this deadline, only exams in the other published languages will remain available.


ITIL® v3 certifications will be valid even after their withdrawal. By the way, it is always recommended to achieve the last versions of certifications and best practices.

Candidates who own 17 ITIL® v3 credits will have the possibility to access ITIL® 4 Managing Professional Transition, the transition module that allows to obtain directly ITIL® 4 Managing Professional qualification, that would otherwise be obtained by passing four exams of the new ITIL® 4 scheme.

If you already own a number of ITIL® v3 credits, but you have not achieved th 17 credits necessary to access the transition module, you can complete the necessary ITIL® v3 in the last day of availability to obtain the missing credits.


Learn more information about how to transition from ITIL® v3 to ITIL® 4.