CEDS Exam Registration

About Certification

The Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) Certification responds to the need for professionals with diverse skills and knowledge across the e-discovery spectrum. It facilitates sound hiring practices, advances careers and gives a competitive advantage to individuals who earn it and their employers.

The exam is constructed with the help of 40 experts under the strict auspices of a psychometric firm and a worldwide survey. This produces a neutral, legally defensible professional certification examination and program.


Exam Construction

The exam is constructed and developed with the help of 40 experts under the strict auspices of a psychometric firm and a worldwide survey. Learn More

Exam Topics

CEDS exam topics include: project planning, litigation hold implementation, data processing, review planning, document review, ethics and more. Learn More


Certification eligibility requires a specific amount of credits with documentation and references for professional experience, education and training. Learn More

Challenge the CEDS Exam

Are you a seasoned in end-to-end E-Discovery professional? For a limited time only you can challenge the CEDS exam with this special offer that will save you time and money. Take the CEDS Exam and receive a significant pricing discount. Plus, earn a FREE 2-year membership with your approved application. Learn More


Certified E-Discovery Specialist are required to earn qualifying continuing education credits through experience, training and education. Learn More


Wondering if CEDS is for you? View frequently asked questions including details on eligibility, recertification, expired certifications and more. View FAQs

Find a Testing Center

The CEDS exam is available year-round at nearly 750 ACEDS-Kryterion Testing Centers around the world. Find a Testing Center Near You

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  • Certification + 1 Year Membership


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Download The CEDS Certification Brochure

Download the CEDS Brochure now to learn more about getting certified. The CEDS Brochure includes information on:

  • The Certification structure
  • Who should get certified
  • The anatomy of a CEDS question
  • What’s included in the CEDS Certification Package

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