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Pavel KukovPavel Kukov 

How to certify for b2c developer/architect without being a SalesForce partner?

Hello,
I want to certify myself as b2c developer/architect.
Is it possible to take the exam without being a salesforce partner?

I have an old DemandWare certificate that cannot be transferred anymore. I'm working with B2C for 6+ years. I believe I could take the exam.
However, I'm working as a contractor running a limited company without being a SalesForce partner.
Where should I start?

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Pavel KukovPavel Kukov

There is no way to certify without being a partner. But becoming one is not that hard.

I've found an answer in the docs:
https://trailhead.salesforce.com/en/content/learn/modules/sf_partner_community/sf_partner_community_connect

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sakshi nagpalsakshi nagpal

Hi Pavel,
I assume you want to do b2b certification. For doing certification you donot need to be a partner

Thanks,

Sakshi

sakshi nagpalsakshi nagpal
Also check this link-:
https://trailhead.salesforce.com/credentials/b2ccommercedeveloper
Pavel KukovPavel Kukov

Thanks, Sakshi!

No, I don't need b2b. I need b2c.

Pavel KukovPavel Kukov

When I try to schedule an exam I must state what is my relation to SFDC. I'm neither of these. Also, I must provide "Email address associated with your Salesforce account:".

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Pavel KukovPavel Kukov

There is no way to certify without being a partner. But becoming one is not that hard.

I've found an answer in the docs:
https://trailhead.salesforce.com/en/content/learn/modules/sf_partner_community/sf_partner_community_connect

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Bushra SinghBushra Singh
I have an organization registered S-Corp) that is building solutions in the healthcare space but recently I am using Google Business suites to support my business and my org has my organization name@gmail.com as I don't have a separate domain. Can I do B2C architect certifications? 
Also, Please define who is a SalesForce Partner

Thanks and appreciate your help.
Bushra Singh
Pavel KukovPavel Kukov

Hi Bushra,
Salesforce partner is either a consulting partner or app exchange partner.
Becoming an app exchange partner seems way easier (and is free). It is just a registration.
You need an email different from Gmail to register as a partner.
When you have the registration you can create profile in webassessor.
From webassessor you can schedule exams.

Best,
Pavel

Bushra SinghBushra Singh
Thank you! Appreciate it. Look forward to keeping in touch. Bushra Singh