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Calcite | Level 5

When is the absolute last date that you can take the SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 exam? I saw that it says it will not be available after June 2019, but I'm wondering if I can still take it in the month of June.

Opal | Level 21

It says until END of June. But why would you want to go for an "old" cert if it gets replaced by a new one?



SAS Employee

Hello folks,

I looked into this a bit more and have some solid information to share in this video.  Enjoy!! 



And here's the link that I spoke of in the video...

Base Programming Credentials

SAS Employee

One additional comment.  The new performance-based exam for the SAS Certified Specialist: Base Programming for SAS 9.4 is already available.  We are running the new Base Programming for SAS 9.4 and the current Base Programmer for SAS 9 in parallel until June 30.  Candidates can choose which exam is right for them.  Any questions, drop us a line at 


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