Frequently Asked Questions

General questions

What kind of questions are on the exam?

The SensioLabs 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 If you don't respect this timeframe, SensioLabs and Pearson VUE will consider your voucher used and no longer valid.

What happens if I don't show up at the test center?

If you don't show up at the test center, your voucher will be considered used, no longer valid and you will have to buy a new voucher to sit for the exam.

Pearson VUE refuses my voucher, what can I do?

Please be patient, your Pearson VUE voucher should be active within a few hours of registration. In the event you continue having problems after 24 hours, please contact us right way and we will help you resolve your problem.

Pearson VUE says my voucher is expired and can no longer be used; what can I do?

When scheduling the exam appointment on Pearson VUE's website, it sometimes happens the Pearson VUE refuse a voucher and considers it already expired and no longer be usable. Indeed, vouchers technically have two expiration dates. The first expiration date is the one that is provided by SensioLabs and given at the time of purchase of the voucher.

The second expiration date is an internal data held by Pearson VUE. This problem usually occurs when candidates wait several months between the date of purchase of the voucher and the day they really activate it and redeem it to schedule their appointments. If this problem happens to you while your voucher is still valid (SensioLabs expiration date), then contact us as soon as possible, so that we can exchange your voucher with a new valid one. The new voucher will be valid until the expiration date of your original voucher.

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

No, SensioLabs and Pearson VUE require a two day delay (48 hours) between you activate your voucher and take your exam.

How long is my voucher valid?

SensioLabs 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.

Can I take either version of the exam at Pearson VUE on any day?

Yes, all the Symfony 2, 3 and 4 Certification exams are supported and offered in the 4,000 Pearson VUE test centers in the world.

If I fail, can I retake the Symfony exam?

Yes, SensioLabs allows candidates 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 and Propel included on the exam?

The exam does not support any persistence frameworks like Doctrine or Propel. 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.

Can my voucher be used to schedule my exam anywhere in the world?

No, it can't! The price of each voucher is calculated according to the selected examination country at the first step of the ordering process. This is why the purchased vouchers are only valid to schedule exam appointments in that examination country or one of the countries in the same geographical area (contact us to know which ones).

For instance, a voucher that was originally bought to schedule an exam session in Argentina won't be valid to schedule an appointment at a test center in France. Please note that SensioLabs won't exchange nor refund vouchers if candidates want to take their exam in a country that is not the initial country of examination picked during the purchase workflow.

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, SensioLabs doesn't enforce 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 SensioLabs Twig Certified Designer.

Can my voucher be used to schedule my exam anywhere in the world?

Yes, it can! Your Twig certification voucher is valid at any of our 4,000 Pearson Vue exam centers. No matter where you are in the world, you can take the exam wherever you want.

Why should I take the certification exam?

Most companies require certifications to prove the competence of their employees. Being certified by SensioLabs, 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.