dbt Certification FAQs

Frequently asked questions about dbt Certifications.

We offer two options:

  1. Take the online, proctored exam — schedule a time.

  2. Take the exam on-site at Coalesce, as a premium attendee — purchase tickets.

  • $200 registration fee for the online proctored exam.

  • No additional fee for on-site exam at Coalesce (included with Premium ticket).

Please contact MonitorEDU for accommodations.

The exam is only offered in English at this time.

The exam is scored on a point basis, with 1 point for each correct answer, and 0 points for incorrect answers. All questions are weighted equally.

An undisclosed number of unscored questions will be included on each exam. These are unmarked and indistinguishable from scored questions. Answers to these questions will be used for research purposes only, and will not count towards the score.

If you do not pass the exam, you may schedule a retake 48 hours after your last attempt. A $200 registration fee applies for each retake.

You can reschedule or cancel without penalty on MonitorEDU up to 24 hours before a scheduled exam. We will not issue refunds for no-shows or cancellations within 24 hours of the scheduled time.

Each exam will include a range of question formats, including:

You will receive a score report immediately after completing the exam.

Those who pass receive:

  • A digital badge from Accredible, which you can add to social profiles, resumes, and personal or professional websites.

  • A digital certificate for printing and framing.

All dbt Labs certifications are valid for 2 years from the date awarded.