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CEDS 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.

Increase Your Earning Potential
Enhance Your E-Discovery Career
Validate Your E-Discovery Skill
Protect Your Organization
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About the CEDS Exam

The exam consists of 145 four-item multiple-choice questions and is available year-round at over 1100 ACEDS-Kryterion Testing Centers worldwide.

The test is a rigorous examination built objectively by e-discovery experts, audited by a global job-task survey, and appraised by a community of e-discovery scholars.

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.

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CEDS Exam Prep

With You Every Step of the Way

ACEDS provides you with every resource you'll need to pass the CEDS exam, including help from experts and on-demand training.

CEDS Certification Prep Course
The ultimate tool to guide you through all the steps of the e-discovery process and prepare you for the CEDS Certification exam

CEDS Certification Exam Manual & Practice Questions
The CEDS Certification Exam Manual contains everything you need to study for and pass the CEDS exam, including practice questions.

CEDS Certification Q&A Sessions
Attend an upcoming CEDS Certification Q&A Session to ask your questions to CEDS-Certified experts via a live webinar.

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Earn Your CEDS Digital Badge

We are committed to providing you with the tools necessary to achieve your professional goals and we understand that communicating your credentials in an ever-expanding online marketplace can be challenging.

That is why we have partnered with Credly’s Acclaim platform to provide you with a digital version of your credentials. Digital badges can be used in email signatures or digital resumes and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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What Our Customers Say

"ACEDS’ certification is a tremendous asset to us. In my opinion, this certification indicates a level of legal competence that is truly needed in the eDiscovery world. Legal professionals want to know that the person(s) on the other end of that often time last-minute call understands the legal landscape and the realities of the world in which a legal professional works."

Phillip Hearn
eDiscovery Manager, Lexbe

"The CEDS certification has been a differentiator for our team, as an extension of our clients' team. We have better structured discussions around eDiscovery issues while talking the same language, resulting in better outcomes. We are positioned to tackle a wider variety of challenges, and our teams feel enabled."

David A. Greetham
Vice President of eDiscovery Sales and Operations, RICOH Legal

"The ACEDS certification could make the difference between getting that important eDiscovery job and not getting it."

Doug Austin
Vice President of Products and Professional Services, CloudNine
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CEDS Certification Brochure

Learn everything you need to know about CEDS Certification with the CEDS Certification Brochure. Get one step closer to advancing your career, download the CEDS brochure now.

The CEDS Brochure includes:

  • More information about the Certification
  • Who gets certified
  • The anatomy of a CEDS question
  • What’s included in the CEDS Certification Package

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Certification Package Pricing

Standard Package

$1,505

One Attempt at the CEDS Exam
Live & On-Demand Prep Course
Exam Prep Manual
Practice Questions
Q&A Opportunities with Subject Matter Experts
Two-Year CEDS Certification*
One-Year ACEDS Membership
One-Year of Exam Eligibility and Access to Study Materials
Digital Badge
Access to ACEDS Mentorship Program
eDiscovery Executive Certificate Program
Four-Hour Lecture Series

Complete Package

$1,995

Two Attempts at the CEDS Exam
Live & On-Demand Prep Course
Exam Prep Manual
Practice Questions
Q&A Opportunities with Subject Matter Experts
Two-Year CEDS Certification*
One-Year ACEDS Membership
One-Year of Exam Eligibility and Access to Study Materials
eDiscovery Executive Certificate Program
Digital Badge
Access to ACEDS Mentorship Program
Four-Hour Lecture Series

Government Pricing: $1,255
Includes: 1 Attempt at the CEDS Exam, Live & On-Demand Prep Course, Exam Prep Manual, Practice Exam, Q&A Opportunities with Subject Matter Experts, 2-Year CEDS Certification*, 1-Year ACEDS Membership*. Sign Up Now →

*Upon passing the CEDS exam with an approved application.

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