The ITIL v4 certification scheme, like its predecessors, offers a modular approach and consists of several levels and streams with the possibility to choose a different sequence of training and certification. This provides sufficient flexibility and allows the candidate to focus on the required level of depth and detail, as well as to choose the most interesting area of ITIL best practices.
All ITIL certifications are open-ended – they do not require reaffirmation or re-taking the exam after any period of time.
If you're interested in what are the ways to transition from ITIL v3 certification to ITIL 4, you'll find all the details below, in the appropriate section. But we highly recommend reading the general information on the ITIL 4 certification scheme first.
There are no transition options from earlier versions of ITIL (e.g. Manager's Certificate in IT Service Management to ITIL v2).
According to the information on the official AXELOS website, the scheme consists of 4 levels:
We propose to consider the scheme in a little more detail – taking into account all the possible options and certification paths. For this purpose, we shall allocate:
4 levels of certification:
2 medium and high level streams – ITIL Managing Professional and ITIL Strategic Leader. 6 modules, where each module corresponds to a course, a book, an exam, and a certificate with the same name. The modules are distributed in a certain way across the streams and refer to the basic and intermediate levels of certification.