🎵 Trailhead and Webassessor accounts go together like…

rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong
Are then linked forever
And that’s the way it should be
Wah-oooh, yeah! 🎵

Let’s try a song! We’ve already tweeted, emailed, and posted (and even thought about looking into flying banners!) to ensure you know the actions you need to take to make sure you don’t lose your hard-earned credential(s).

But don’t worry, we’re here to tell you exactly what you need to do so that you can do a happy Greased Lightnin’ kinda dance come December 14.

Let’s start at the beginning

First, a little background. There are two significant changes we’ve recently made to the certification program:

  1. Certification maintenance is FREE and on Trailhead.
    Yay! However, the only way we’ll know you completed your maintenance requirements is if you link your Trailhead and Webassessor accounts.
  2. You need to maintain your credentials within the SAME release.
    So take note: You can no longer be one release behind.

So, what’s the easiest way to see what you need to do to ensure you don’t lose your certification(s)? Let’s break it down into two easy verses.

1. Link up by December 14

This is a super important way to ensure we know your certification maintenance is up-to-date. Simply follow these easy steps and your accounts will be linked in no time!

  • Go to http://sfdc.co/mystatus.
  • Enter your Webassessor email in the Credential Holders field and click Request (don’t forget to check the I’m not a robot checkbox, even though it would be pretty cool if you were a robot).
  • Check your inbox for an email with the subject line, “Your credential status is here!”
  • Does your linking status show as “Linked?” If not, follow the steps in the email to link your Trailhead and Webassessor accounts.

Tell me more, tell me MOAR!

As the Summer ’18 days drift away, we’re giving you even MOAR reason to start lovin’ account linking.

Simply link your Trailhead and Webassessor accounts by November 30 and you’ll get the chance to WIN an awesome #CertifiedPro gift box! Check out all the deets.

2. Don’t miss the maintenance deadline

As a certified pro, you need to maintain your certifications.

This ensures you know how to take advantage of all the groovy new features and functionalities available to you at each release (Winter, Spring, and Summer).

The good news is, that same credential status email you received with your linking status will tell you if you need to maintain any credentials.

If the email says you’re behind, just complete the necessary Spring ’18 (on Webassessor) and/or Summer ’18 (on Trailhead) maintenance requirements.

For this release, the key date to remember is DECEMBER 14! This is when you need to complete your maintenance modules by. This is so important (as we’ve mentioned a few times now!) as you can no longer be one release behind — you need to maintain your credential(s) within the same release.

And that’s why “Linking” is the word (the word that you heard, it’s got groove, it’s got meaning…). If you don’t link your accounts NOW, Webassessor won’t register all the hard work you’ve done in maintaining your cert.

It’s turning colder, but that’s not where it ends

So make a true love vow to your hard-earned credential(s).

Link up, complete the Summer ’18 maintenance modules by December 14, and keep your certifications from being just a summer dream.

🎵 …then you’ll always… 
be together, yes you’ll always… 
be together… (chang chang changitty chang shoobop)… 🎵