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The RFID Professional Institute is a global organization founded in 2012 by a group of independent RFID industry veterans to promote professionalism in the RFID industry through the develop- ment of standardized, vendor-neutral certification exams covering all types of radio frequency identification systems.

The Institute has developed the RFID Professional Institute Associate Certificate and the RFID Professional Institute Professional Certificate. The Associate Certificate exam covers the fundamentals of the different types of RFID systems, their components and standards. View the Curriculum & Guide for this exam.

The Professional Certificate exam is intended for those who have several years’ experience in RFID. It covers implementation issues, business case development, trouble-shooting and more. View the Curriculum & Guide.


Certification exams are given online. Anyone can pay for and take the exam, but if you are relatively new to RFID, we recommend that you take a training course designed to educate you on the topics to be covered in the exam. 


Training is done at the annual RFID Journal LIVE! trade show. Visit and select Conference from the top navigation bar, and then choose Fast-Track Certification Training from the drop-down menu. 


The Professional Certificate exam is designed for those who have passed the Associate-level exam and are prepared for the more advanced test focused on determining if the candidate understands how choose the right type of RFID for an application, can develop the business case and understands the steps needed to deploy a successful RFID solution.


Why is certification needed? First, few (if any) universities and technical colleges offer a degree in radio frequency identification, so there is no means for an employer to know if a candidate possesses the basic knowledge of RFID required for an entry-level position. Without a certification exam, there is no means by which a job candidate can demonstrate knowledge of RFID terms, concepts, systems and applications.

Both companies employing RFID technologies and solution providers value professionals who proactively develop their skills and expertise. One of the best ways for individuals to demonstrate their commitment to skills enhancement is to pursue industry-recognized certifications.


April 9, 2024

In-person certification training by RFID4U at RFID Journal LIVE! 2024. ​

Learn more.


If you are an experienced RFID professional who would like to contribute your expertise to the Institute's examination materials then click here to find out more

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