Credentials > Architect Review Board
Certified Technical Architect Credential
Earn the Salesforce Certified Technical Architect (CTA) credential with successful completion of your Architect Review Board Evaluation followed by the Architect Review Board Exam.
Resources : Architect Review Board Evaluation & Technical Architect Review Board Exam

To prepare for this exam, Salesforce recommends a combination of hands-on experience, training course completion, Trailhead Trails and Trailmixes, and self-study in each of the exam domain focus areas. Below are some key resources to assist you in your preparation:

 
  • Trailhead Trailmix
    The Architect Journey Trailmix is a compilation of Architect domain-specific trailmixes to help you build, hone, and practice your skills. We strongly recommend that you use these trailmixes to prepare for not only the Architect Designer credential exams but also the CTA Review Board Exam.
  • Certified Technical Architect Preparation Workshop
    This participant-centered, virtual workshop will help you internalize the exam objectives while reinforcing your knowledge of key topics. The CTA Preparation Workshop is designed for experienced Salesforce Architects who are planning to take the Certified Technical Architect Credential.
  • Architect Trailblazer Community
    For additional information and community collaboration on your #JourneytoCTA, please join and leverage the Architect Trailblazer Community. In the community, you will find:
    • Sample Scenarios
    • Content links
    • Other related communities.
About the CTA Credential
To earn the Salesforce CTA credential, you will need to successfully pass the Architect Review Board Evaluation (step 1) and the Architect Review Board Exam (step 2). The prerequisites to initially qualify for this exam are System Architect and Application Architect credentials. We do recommend that you put a study plan in place as well as obtain extensive hands-on experience.
What are the steps for the credential?
  • Architect Review Board Evaluation — Online format only
  • Technical Architect Review Board Exam — Online and in-person formats available
About the Architect Review Board Evaluation
  • 60 minutes to read, solution, design, and justify a detailed architectural solution
  • 30 minutes to present their recommendations
  • 30 minutes for Q&A discussion
  • 45 minutes for additional feedback and discussion
Registration fee: $1,500 USD plus applicable taxes as required per local law.
Retake fee: $750 USD plus applicable taxes as required per local law.
For additional information, visit the Architect Review Board Evaluation FAQs.
About the Review Board Exam
  • 180 minutes to read, solution, design, and justify a detailed architectural solution
  • 45 minutes to present their recommendations
  • 40 minutes for Q&A discussion
Registration fee: $4,500 USD plus applicable taxes as required per local law.
Retake fee: $2,250 USD plus applicable taxes as required per local law.
For additional information, you can download the exam guide or visit the Review Board Exam FAQ.
Get started on your #JourneyToCTA
Ready to start your journey to becoming a Certified Technical Architect? Great! Now that you have both your domain Architect credentials, you’ll need to get your preparation plan defined.

Once ready:
  • Log in to your Webassessor account and navigate to the Architect section for exams.
  • Select the Architect Review Board Evaluation and register.
  • Your prerequisites will be reviewed, and then you will be assigned a CTA for the evaluation.
If you have any other questions regarding the Architect Review Board Evaluation or the Architect Review Board Exam, please review our FAQ.
For additional questions, contact Trailhead Help, and a member of our Technical Architect Program team will get back to you.