In 2019, AXELOS launched ITIL® 4, an update to ITIL v3, to stay aligned with the changing needs of businesses. Following the success of ITIL 4, they have decided that ITIL v3 will be discontinued by the end of 2021. What does that mean for those who are still working on their ITIL v3 certifications?
This discontinuation of ITIL v3 will happen in phases so that customers are able to transition to the latest version and have the opportunity to complete their Intermediate exams. Here are the confirmed dates for discontinuation:
- ITIL v3 Foundation (English) to be discontinued as of July 1, 2021
- ITIL v3 Intermediates (English) to be discontinued as of January 1, 2022
- ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition examination (English) to be discontinued as of July 1, 2022
- Translated guidance and examinations discontinuation dates will be announced on a case-by-case basis based on the corresponding product release dates for the ITIL 4 higher modules, allowing a minimum of six months’ advance notice of any changes.
After January 1, 2022, training and exams for ITIL v3 will no longer be available for purchase; however, customers will still have another six months to schedule the ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition exam.
If a candidate is at Expert level, or they have a minimum of 17 v3 credits, they can take the ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition exam. This module allows practitioners to become ITIL 4 Managing Professionals.
To get started on your ITIL 4 journey, Click here to schedule any of the ITIL 4 training courses including Foundations and the Managing Professional and Strategic Leader.
Click here to see the original press release from AXELOS.