To meet the objective of a flexible scheme that allows candidates to tailor their education and certification needs, a credit system is applied to the overall Qualification Scheme. This permits the widest possible choices for candidates in their pursuit of certifications and ensures well-balanced subject matter knowledge of ITIL Service Management Practices.
To maximize flexibility, credits can be selected from a range of options. Candidates may elect to take as many or few modules as they wish to meet their individual or organizational needs, but most of them accumulate the required number of credits to gain the ITIL Expert Certification. Credits do not expire once gained and can be used at a future date and will be applied in accordance with ITIL Foundation Certification Exam Format / Pattern.