[lpi-discuss] [LPI-News] Linux Professional Institute changes Recertification Policy

Luiz Carlos Ramos lramos at procomp.com.br
Tue Dec 5 06:50:11 EST 2006

Em Ter, 2006-12-05 às 12:06 +0100, Anselm Lingnau escreveu: 
> The LPI promised Alan to keep his certificate ACTIVE for 10 years, and they 
> have now unilaterally reduced that to 5. They promised to keep mine ACTIVE 
> forever (i.e., when I got it the ACTIVE/INACTIVE issue didn't even exist), 
> and have unilaterally reduced that to 5 years, too. I don't call 
> this »honouring an agreement« even if you do.

The problem goes even far, because nobody can now state that even this
new rule will be honoured, as somebody put somewhere in the list. For
instance, a new flag may be added to the database signalling if the
two-year recommendation was followed or not. I apologize to give this
hint. ;-)

> What I do mind is constantly having to 
> justify and defend the most recent batch of weasel-wording from Canada to the 
> local alumni and prospective candidates with little or no advance warning.

If the folks who are willing to take the exams happen to give up because
of this, I think all of us, including LPI management, will feel the
effects, as a decrease in the number of certifications issued by unit of

I should also realize this might not happen, if e.g. the folks continue
to take the exams as before, regardless of the recent changes. The
question is how sensible these changes are for the newcomers to take the
decision of getting certified by LPI, for other certification, or not to
be certified.

Of course there will be the old certified people getting again into the
exams to be recertified, which will represent a new demand.

Even so, I agree completely on Anselm about the lack of sense in
breaking the rules without consulting the community.


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