An official verification of your Umbraco skill-set
The Umbraco Certified partnership is a knowledge partnership.
It's a partnership that guarantees your clients that you have a proven Umbraco track record and skills, ensuring them that they're in good hands when they choose you to handle their next project.
What does it take to become a Certified Partner?
In order to call yourself a Certified Partner, you need at least two of your developers to have passed our official Umbraco training courses, and become Certified Umbraco Developers. In total, this requires a minimum of 400 Certification Points which is earned by passing the official Umbraco training courses.
The yearly subscription fee of the Certified partnership is €3000 and for that, you get access to 9 carefully selected Umbraco features and benefits, all listed in the table below. You can also see how this partnership compares to Gold and Registered:
How do you benefit from being a Certified Partner?
Above you saw a long list of benefits. But what do they actually mean? If you'd like an elaboration of what being a Certified Partner gives you access to, how you and your agency can benefit from having this official stamp of approval from Umbraco HQ, then discover below exactly what you get.
Official Umbraco Partner Badge - a visual validation for your clients
The visual “Seal of Approval” from Umbraco HQ comes with the Certified Partner Logo. With this logo on your website, you can stand out from the competition whilst proving to potential clients that you have the skills and knowledge to work with Umbraco professionally.
Once you've reach the certification requirements and subscribe to the Certified Partnership, you're allowed to shout about your new status everywhere and let your customers know that you are indeed a trusted and skilled Umbraco agency.
Get listed on Umbraco.com
Because we think it is awesome that you’ve acquired the official Umbraco qualifications, we will list your agency on our website as a Certified Partner and list your Umbraco certified developers for potential clients to see.
Online Umbraco training - 1 free seat a year
Keep your Umbraco skills up to date and earn certification points without worrying about the cost.
You decide which online course you, or your colleague, needs to go on. Maybe you'll give it to an experienced developer who needs to build further on his skill-set? Maybe you have someone who's completely new to Umbraco who needs to get taught the Umbraco Fundamentals (a course worth €1.200) ?
It's completely up to you who you choose to sign up for this once a year free online course - but do remember to take advantage of this feature!
It will not only keep your skills sharpened by knowing exactly what the newest best practises in Umbraco are, it will also help you earn more certification points, ensuring you maintain the required certification points of minimum 400 points.
Access to Umbraco TV - 5 free subscriptions
Expand your Umbraco skill-set at your own pace, at your own desk - or on the train!
When you sign-up for the Certified Partnership you also get free access to 5 TV subscriptions (worth €899/year).
With each subscription you get access to the entire TV collection filled with useful step-by-step Umbraco video tutorials made by Umbraco HQ. This way you can ensure that you, or a new team member of yours, knows how to take advantage of all the fantastic Umbraco features.
Umbraco Cloud Loyalty Program
As both a friendly incentive and an appreciation for using Umbraco Cloud, we offer our Certified Partners the best advantages of Umbraco Cloud Partner Discounts.
As an Umbraco Certified Partner the discount is applied automatically when you create new Umbraco Cloud projects through your official Partner Account.
One-to-one Umbraco Cloud Counseling with an Umbraco HQ specialist
Maybe you're already on Umbraco Cloud - maybe you're not too sure if it's relevant for you?
As an Umbraco Certified Partner we offer you the best guidance on your new Umbraco Cloud project. We’ll arrange a personal web-meeting with an Umbraco Cloud specialist to ensure you get the most out of Umbraco Cloud. Hit our Umbraco HQ specialist with any project specific questions or concerns and he'll be able to give you the best possible guidance.
Be updated with all things Umbraco on Partner News Channels
As a Certified Partner, you will automatically receive our Partner newsletter or simply Partner News. Unlike our regular newsletter, uNews, this newsletter has our partners in focus and as the title reveals, contains more partner relevant information. It will also include commercial content to help assist you in explaining the benefits of Umbraco to your clients, and will give you the latest information on products, marketing material and offers.
That's not all. You will be invited to watch Partners Newscast. Previously only available to the Umbraco Gold Partners, now Certified Partners are also able to watch along when Anders Trans Sørensen, the head of Umbraco partner team, invites Umbraco HQ members to talk about the upcoming plans for the Umbraco core, Umbraco Cloud and the Umbraco partner programs. This newscast is a great opportunity to make sure you’re up to date and get the most out of everything we offer you as a partner.