The definition of a qualifying student depends on whether the Partner company is already certified.
Students who hold a valid, non-expired cPanel Certified Partner Accreditation certificate.
Currently Certified Partners:
Students who hold a valid, non-expired cPanel Certified Partner Accreditation certification that expires after the Partner's re-certification date.
Once a student is considered qualifying, they hold that status until the Partner Certification status is renewed. In other words, the term qualifying is meant to indicate those students who count towards the Partner Certification status renewal or initial issuance.
You can learn more about the Certified Partner requirements in our article about how a Partner achieves Certified status.