TOGAF® 9 Certification Growth – Number of Individuals Certified Doubles in the Last 12 Months – Now Over 14,800

By Andrew Josey, The Open Group

The number of individuals certified in the TOGAF® 9 certification program as of July 1st 2012 is 14,851. This represents a doubling of the number of individuals certified in the last 12 months with 7,640 new certifications during that period. The latest statistics show that certifications are now growing at two thousand individuals per quarter.

TOGAF is being adopted globally. The top five countries include the UK, Netherlands, USA, Australia and India.

Here is a list of individuals certifications among the top 20 countries, as of July 2012

Rank # Individuals Country Percentage
1 2444 UK 16.2
2 1916 USA 12.8
3 1607 Netherlands 10.8
4 1093 Australia 7.3
5 913 India 6.1
6 705 Canada 4.7
7 637 South Africa 4.2
8 524 Finland 3.5
9 517 France 3.4
10 434 China 2.8
11 379 Norway 2.5%
12 344 Sweden 2.3%
13 280 Germany 1.8%
14 271 Belgium 1.8%
15 244 United Arab Emirates 1.6%
16 224 Denmark 1.5%
17 209 Japan 1.4%
18 176 New Zealand 1.1%
19 173 Saudi Arabia 1.1%
20 136 Czech Republic 0.9%

There are 43 TOGAF 9 training partners worldwide and 48 accredited TOGAF 9 courses.  More information on TOGAF 9 Certification, including the official accredited training course calendar and a directory of certified people and, can be found on The Open Group website at: http://www.opengroup.org/togaf9/cert/.

(This blog post was edited on August 16)

Andrew Josey is Director of Standards within The Open Group. He is currently managing the standards process for The Open Group, and has recently led the standards development projects for TOGAF 9.1, ArchiMate 2.0, IEEE Std 1003.1-2008 (POSIX), and the core specifications of the Single UNIX Specification, Version 4. Previously, he has led the development and operation of many of The Open Group certification development projects, including industry-wide certification programs for the UNIX system, the Linux Standard Base, TOGAF, and IEEE POSIX. He is a member of the IEEE, USENIX, UKUUG, and the Association of Enterprise Architects.

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14 responses to “TOGAF® 9 Certification Growth – Number of Individuals Certified Doubles in the Last 12 Months – Now Over 14,800

  1. Pingback: Architecture Forum France - Le nombre de certifiés TOGAF 9 double en 12 mois, la France dans le Top 10

  2. Congratulations to The Open Group team !
    It denotes that the EA engagement around the world is growing.
    Is it possible to publish the entire ranking ?
    I am interessed on Brazil and LATAM growing rates.

    Thanks Mr. Andrew for this information and for your excellent job around Open Group Certification Program.

    • ajjosey

      We publish a larger ranking to members of The Open Group Architecture Forum periodically. Colombia is #26 with 78 certifications. Brazil is currently ranked #29 with 63 individual certifications. Peru is #39 with 16. Argentina has 6 and ranked #50. Chile is #51 with 5.

  3. Hi Andrew Josey,

    You have mentioned “TOGAF is being adopted globally. The top five countries include the UK, Netherlands, USA, Australia and South Africa” but as per your statistic India is in 5th position and South Africa is in 7.

  4. ajjosey

    @Rosy thanks for letting me know. We’ll see about getting that corrected.

  5. Thanks for this vital information. I am from Kenya where EA engagement is fairly at infancy. I have just certified on TOGAF 9 and I would be interested in knowing the numbers in Kenya and the rest of Africa other than south Africa.

    Thanks.

  6. Atif Rasheed

    Hi, can you please confirm number of foundation or certified professionals from Pakistan ?

    Thank you.

  7. Ajay

    How about a person of Indian origin passing this certification in the UK? Will it be counted in India or UK?

    • Syed

      Hi Ajay
      I believe just like any high rated certification like IBM is valid irrespective of location, same is applicable to TOGAF !
      Syed
      All the best though for your quest !

      • Ajay

        Hi Syed

        Sorry for not being too clear. I meant to ask when a person of Indian nationality pass certification in the UK, the statistics like above will add him/her in India kitty or UK kitty?

        Thanks.
        Ajay

  8. Jignesh

    Hi.. What is the latest count.. I , along with 2 of my friends, got certified today.. !!!!

    • ajjosey

      @Jignesh , as of March 31 there were 21390 TOGAF 9 certifications, 14684 at Level 2 (TOGAF 9 Certified) and 6406 at Level 1 (TOGAF 9 Foundation).

      The top 20 countries on 31 Mar 2013 (based on where the individuals give as their address) is as follows:
      3355 UK (15.7 %)
      2781 USA (12.9 %)
      2150 Netherlands (10.0 %)
      1515 Australia (7.0 %)
      1433 India (6.6 %)
      999 Canada (4.6 %)
      879 South Africa (4.1 %)
      796 France (3.7 %)
      777 China (3.5 %)
      684 Finland (3.1 %)
      520 Norway (2.4 %)
      439 Sweden (2.0 %)
      436 Denmark (2.0 %)
      400 Germany (1.8 %)
      382 Belgium (1.7 %)
      353 United Arab Emirates (1.6 %)
      269 Saudi Arabia (1.2 %)
      254 Japan (1.1 %)
      228 Poland (1.0 %)
      228 New Zealand (1.0 %)

      To answer other queries on the blog.
      There are 10 certifications in Pakistan, 7 in Kenya, 94 in Brazil, 146 in Colombia, 27 in Peru, 12 in Argentina, 7 in Chile

  9. Please let me know the current count. Is there a place in TOGAF site to get to know the details?