A qualifying student is an individual student that operates as an employee of an existing cPanel Partner organization and who currently maintains an active status on the certification(s) indicated. If that employee has met these certification qualifications, they are considered qualified and will be included in the total number of that Partner organization's qualifying employees, when calculating that Partner’s progress towards becoming - or achieving - cPanel Certified Partner status.
When calculating these totals, only the individuals that have earned their required certification(s) within the last six (6) months are considered, when assessing whether a Partner will be awarded their first Certification status.
Currently Certified Partners:
If the Partner is already a Certified Partner at the time of consideration, their student is classified as qualifying when all of that student’s required certificates were earned, at most, six (6) months prior to the Partner Certificate expiration date.
For example, if the Partner expiration date was 2022-12-31, a student would need to earn their certificates between 2022-07-01 and 2022-12-31.
This is to ensure that those taking the certifications are maintaining up-to-date knowledge of the product and its changes over time.
You can learn more about the Certified Partner requirements in our article about how a Partner achieves Certified status.