Check Point Certification Testing

Check Point Certifications mean expertise with the technology that secures the internet for all Fortune and Global 100 companies. The benefits of becoming Check Point certified include the skills to support Check Point products, expert access to our SecureKnowledge database and advanced product documentation. See more »

Getting Started

A Check Point User Center or PartnerMAP account profile is required to receive benefits for Check Point certifications. If you do not have a Check Point User Center account please create an account here. If you are not sure about your account status, please contact Account Services for verification.

For results to post to your User Center account, your Pearson VUE account MUST use the same email address as your User Center account.

Check Point Certification News

NEW! R80.x Exam News

The CCSE and CCSE update exams are now available for R80. These exams are based on the R80.10 CCSE certification training course.

The CCSE Update exam is the fast path for certified professionals that are CCSE certified on previous software versions.

R80 CCSA exam is available at Pearson VUE. Please note the CCSA certification is a prerequisite for the CCSE exam and certification.

Quick reference for these new version exam numbers:

  • 156-215.80 – CCSA
  • 156-315.80 – CCSE
  • 156-915.80 – CCSE Update

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Register for an Exam via Online Proctoring

All Check Point exams are available via Pearson VUE Online Proctoring, which allows you to take any exam from almost any location and at any time. Exams are delivered by a live proctor to your workstation. To register, visit

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Check Point’s Professional Certifications/Proctored Exams

Check Point’s professional certifications will continue to be delivered at Pearson VUE’s Authorized Testing Centers. CCSA and CCSE (proctored exams) will be priced $250 USD and CCSM $350.

These include the 156-215 exams for CCSA, 156-315 exams to complete the CCSE requirement, 156-820 for the CCMSE, and 156-115 for the CCSM.

Updating an older CCSE certification.
If you have a pre-R70 CCSE certification you can update to R80 by taking the proctored 156-915 exam.

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Check Point’s Accreditation/Un-proctored Exams

Check Point offers a number of exams for continuing education. These exams are unproctored and can be taken at  your desktop or on your personal device. Two of these in a two year period will extend the CCSE for one year. Current offerings include:

  • 156-727 – Threat Prevention
  • 156-728 – Gaia
  • 156-729 – Advanced IPS
  • 156-730 – SandBlast
  • 156-733 – Mobile Threat Protection

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Check Point’s Practice Exams

Check Point now offers practice exams for the signature proctored professional certification exams. Each practice exam is a subset of the actual exam. Each question is accompanied by the correct answer. These exams will be priced $50 USD for 40 questions.

  • 156-601 – Administrator practice exam R77
  • 156-602 – Engineering practice exam R77
  • Look for R80 CCSA and CCSE practice exams in Q4 2017!

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Certification Updates

The Check Point R77 CCSA, 156- 215.77 and CCSE, 156-315.77 exams will remain available until further notice. The retirement date for the R77 exams will be announced 90 days prior on this site.

Check out Check Point’s Certified Professionals Only page for access to the latest high resolution logos.

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Check Point Certification Goes Paperless

Starting 15 June 2015 Check Point discontinued hard copy certificates. You may access your certifications through your Check Point User Center accounts and print a certificate on demand. Check Point no longer provides hard copy certificates.

As always, for your certifications to show in your User Center account, your email address in your Pearson VUE profile must exactly match you User Center email address.

Check Point will only recognize one Pearson VUE profile, and that profile must be tied to your professional e-mail address linked to your User Center profile.

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Who Owns Your Certification

Regardless of who pays for the exam, you, the exam candidate own the results. Your exam history is linked to your Certified Professional ID number granted the first time you create a Pearson VUE account. You should never create another one. If you change employers, you need only contact Account Services ( and they will assist you in moving your records to a new account.

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When Did You Last Update Your Profiles

Some of our candidates have been with us for a long time, and we value that time. If you’ve changed employers, or your employer has changed mail servers, please take a few minutes and update your Pearson VUE profile AND your Check Point Certification Profile as well. To update your Certification Profile, please contact Check Point at and the Account Services personnel will be happy to assist you.

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Training & Exams

Find Authorized Training

Find training near you at a global Authorized Training Center.


View a list of Check Point exams approved by the VA.


Please Note: When creating a web account for online scheduling, please use the email address used to create your Check Point User Center account. Otherwise your results will NOT post to the Check Point User Center and you will not have access to your electronic certificate. Appointments may be made in advance or on the day you wish to test, subject to availability.

Last updated 2017-09-01