Certification

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

Eligibility

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

Digital badging

Once certified, add a CEDS Certification Digital badge to your LinkedIn Profile, Facebook Page or Twitter account to validate your professional & technical expertise. Anyone can verify your CEDS Certification by clicking on your badge. Learn More

Recertification

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

FAQs

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

Pricing and Registration

The full CEDS package includes an on-demand prep course, exam prep manual, practice exams, 2-Year CEDS certificate and more. Learn More

Join the Network of CEDS Professionals Around the World

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. By becoming CEDS Certified, professionals show employers they are equipped to tackle a wide range of e-discovery challenges.

 

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CERTIFICATION PACKAGE & PRICING OVERVIEW

CEDS package Private

$1,505

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  • 1 attempt at the CEDS exam
  • Upon passing with an approved application:
    ACEDS Membership Extension
    2-Year CEDS Certification 
  • Live and On-Demand Prep Course
  • Exam Prep Manual
  • Practice Exam
  • Q&A Opportunities with Subject Matter Experts
  • 1-Year ACEDS Membership at time of enrollment

CEDS package Government

$1,255

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  • 1 attempt at the CEDS exam
  • Upon passing with an approved application:
    ACEDS Membership Extension
    2-Year CEDS Certification 
  • Live and On-Demand Prep Course
  • Exam Prep Manual
  • Practice Exam
  • Q&A Opportunities with Subject Matter Experts
  • 1-Year ACEDS Membership at time of enrollment

$1,995

  • E-Discovery Essentials
  • 2 attempts at the CEDS exam
  • Upon passing with an approved application:
    ACEDS Membership Extension
    2-Year CEDS Certification 
  • Live and On-Demand Prep Course
  • Exam Prep Manual
  • Practice Exam
  • Q&A Opportunities with Subject Matter Experts
  • 1-Year ACEDS Membership at time of enrollment

Already have an account? Contact us at 844-992-2337 or customerservice@aceds.org to upgrade.

 

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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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