Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)

A Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) or Red Hat Certified JBoss Developer (RHCJD) who has attained Red Hat's highest level of certification by passing and keeping current five additional hands-on exams on Red Hat technologies from the lists below. If you pass more than five, then you achieve a higher level of RHCA. This status would be reflected on the verification page. In order to retain RHCA status, you must keep at least five credentials beyond either RHCE or RHCJD current from the lists below. These need not be the same credentials you used when you first earned RHCA.

Joining the RHCA ranks requires significant time and effort. If you are interested in pursuing RHCA, we recommend the Red Hat Learning Subscription as your most cost-effective and flexible option because it includes one year's access to all Red Hat Online Learning courses plus five exam vouchers and two retake exams that can be used for any Red Hat Certification Exam or Certificate of Expertise Exam.