There is only one way to become a certified Umbraco developer - by attending our official Umbraco training courses. On these courses, developers get up-to-date knowledge from qualified trainers, ensuring that the Umbraco certified badge actually stands for a certain level of Umbraco skill and knowledge - approved by Umbraco HQ.
A certified developer can keep their official status for two major releases e.g. an Umbraco 7 certified developer is certified until Umbraco 9 is released. This way you can be sure that the developers you find on the lists below all have skills that are current and have an official stamp of approval:
Umbraco 8 certified developers
The latest major version of Umbraco, fully supported by the Umbraco HQ and in active development. Originally released in February 2019, actively maintained with multiple releases in 2019-2020.
Umbraco 7 certified developers
The second latest major version of Umbraco. Still supported with security updates and critical bug fixes until September 30th 2023, but with the release of Umbraco 8, development on new features have stopped.