Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP)

The KCSP partners offer Kubernetes support, consulting, professional services and training for organizations embarking on their Kubernetes journey.

The KCSP program ensures that enterprises get the support they’re looking for to roll out new applications more quickly and more efficiently than before, while feeling secure that there’s a trusted and vetted partner that’s available to support their production and operational needs.

KCSP details

The main benefits of becoming a KCSP are:

Requirements are:

  • Three or more engineers who pass the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam. (Please note: the CKAD exam does not count towards this requirement) 
  • A business model to support enterprise end users, including putting engineers at a customer site
  • Be a CNCF member

The CKA exam is an online, proctored, performance-based test that requires solving multiple issues from a command line. It takes 3 to 4 hours to complete, and costs $300.

KCSP process

If your company is interested in becoming a KCSP, please complete the following steps:

  1. Fill out this form to apply to be a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider.
  2. Submit proof that 3 of your employees have passed the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam. You can upload certifications via the form or email to kcsp@cncf.io.
  3. If you are not already on it, and want to track progress of the certification program over time, please subscribe to the Kubernetes Certification Working Group list.

Questions or issues? Please email kcsp@cncf.io.

KCSP partners


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