Frequently Asked Questions

General questions

What kind of questions are on the exam?

The Symfony Certification exam contains three types of questions:

  • True / False,
  • Single answer,
  • Multiple choice.

There are no written answers or lines of code to write.

Do I choose which version to test when I purchase vouchers for the exam?

No, you will be asked to choose which version you wish to test when you activate your voucher and this voucher will reflect your choice afterwards.

How many correct answers are required to pass the exam?

This is a top secret information! You will only know if you passed or failed your exam at the end of the test.

If I have a problem, can I reschedule my exam date?

Of course you can! You must reschedule your exam session at least 48 hours prior to your initial exam date. If you don't respect this timeframe, your voucher will be considered used and it won't be refunded or renewed.

What happens if I don't show up at the schedule exam date?

If you don't show up for the exam at the scheduled date, your voucher will be considered used, no longer valid and you will have to buy a new voucher to take another exam.

My voucher is not activated yet, what can I do?

Please be patient, your voucher should be active within a few minutes of registration. In the event you continue having problems after a long time, please contact us right way and we will help you resolve your problem.

I've purchased my voucher. Can I take my exam today or tomorrow?

No, you must wait at least one day (24 hours) between you activate your voucher and take your exam.

How long is my voucher valid?

Symfony Certification vouchers are valid for one year from the date of purchase.

Is there a minimum age to take the exam?

Yes, for both certification exams you must be at least 18 years old.

Questions about the Symfony certification

Which minimal version of Symfony is covered by the exam?

The Symfony 2 and 3 Certification exams are based on the Symfony Standard Edition. The Symfony 4 exam is based on the Symfony Flex and Symfony Skeletons recommended practices and directory structures. You have a choice as to which version you wish to test when you take the exam.

If I fail, can I retake the Symfony exam?

Yes, candidates are allowed to take the exam twice every calendar year for each Symfony version (2, 3 and 4). However, you will be required to purchase a new exam voucher for each taking.

With the new Symfony certification exams, do I have to retake the exam to renew my previous version certifications?

No, you do not need to re-take the exam. Your previous standing holds. However, if you are already certified for version 2, you can always get re-certified for 3 or 4!

Are persistence frameworks like Doctrine included on the exam?

The exam does not support any persistence frameworks like Doctrine. The exam only focuses on the Symfony core concepts (including Twig).

Is FOSUserBundle included on the exam?

The FOSUserBundle is not part of the exam, nor are any other third-party bundles or libraries.

If I want to take the exam again to move up a level, what happens if I fail?

If you have passed the exam and obtained "Advanced" level and want to try again for "Expert" level, you may still choose which version you would like to test, Symfony 2, 3 or 4. In the event you do not obtain a score high enough to move to "Expert" level, you still maintain your "Advanced" level certificate.

How many certification levels exist?

There are two levels. If you pass the exam, you will be awarded either "Expert Developer" or "Advanced Developer" depending on your score.

Why should I take the certification exam?

Most companies require certifications to prove the competence of their employees. Being certified by the framework editor, i.e. the creator of Symfony, will not only show the world your expertise, but also vouch for the depth of your Symfony knowledge.

Questions about the Twig certification

If I fail, can I retake the Twig exam?

Yes, there aren't any limits for retaking the Twig exam! However you'll have to wait one month between two taken Twig exams. Finally, you'll need to purchase a new voucher for every new Twig exam attempts.

How many certification levels exist?

Only one certification level exists, if you pass the Twig certification you’ll be an official Twig Certified Designer.

Why should I take the certification exam?

Most companies require certifications to prove the competence of their employees. Being certified by Symfony, the creator of Twig, you will not only show the world your expertise, but it will also vouch for the depth of your Twig knowledge.