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Before Testing

OneStream recommends preparing for exams based on a combination of formal training, OneStream Press books, commonly referenced product documentation, and real-world experience.

Learn more about OneStream Training options.

TIP: Attendance in the recommended training does NOT guarantee candidates will successfully pass a OneStream certification exam. The best way to prepare for an exam is by having practical, hands-on, real-world experience.

Stay tuned in the future for additional OneStream resources, including:

Each exam will have a Study Guide that outlines a unique set of knowledge, skills, and abilities aligned to domains (aka., sections), exam objectives, and recommended study. The knowledge or skills required to pass the exam were defined through a job task analysis conducted with subject matter experts, and validated through a blueprint survey, which ultimately determined the weighting of each domain and exam objective. Study Guides will outline the recommended courses and product documentation, as well as the sections with percentage of questions in each domain.

Get started by downloading the Lead Architect Exam Study Guide.

Exam prices are listed on each Study Guide, in USD. Prices are valid for one exam attempt. A second or subsequent exam attempt will cost $300.

Exam Type: Price in USD:
Lead Architect $1,000


Ready to Schedule your Exam?

Click here for a step-by-step guide that shows you how to create a CertMetrics Account and Register for your Exam.

You can pay for OneStream exams with valid exam vouchers, valid promotional codes, and credit cards.

The first time you register for a OneStream exam, you will need to:

TIP: Make sure you have reviewed the OneStream Certification Program Terms and Non-Disclosure Agreement in advance. On the day of the exam, you will be asked by the proctor to pan the room with your webcam, close all running processes, and you must agree to the OneStream Certification Program Terms and NDA before you will be allowed to take the exam.

Requesting Accommodations

Reasonable accommodations are granted for candidates with documented disabilities, in coordination with our test delivery provider. Special accommodations will be arranged individually and in advance with the test delivery provider. Accommodations must be requested prior to scheduling each exam.

Contact [email protected] if you require a reasonable accommodation.

Technical Support

If you need technical support during your exam, alert your proctor so they can pause your exam and stop the exam clock. Time elapsed for technical support will not be counted as exam time.

Rescheduling or Canceling an Exam

To reschedule or cancel an exam, complete the following steps:

  1.  Sign into CertMetrics using the same login credentials you use for OneStream Academy or OneStream Support.
  2. On the CertMetrics home page, click the link to Schedule or Take an Exam.
  3. Follow the instructions on the Examity website.

Cancelation, Rescheduling, and No-Show Policy

CANCELLATION: Exam cancellations made up to 24 hours before a scheduled exam are allowed and processed without a fee/penalty.  Refunds for cancellations will be credited to the original form of payment.  If a voucher was applied, the voucher will be reactivated.  No cancellations allowed within 24 hours of a scheduled exam.

RESCHEDULING: Exam reschedules made up to 24 hours before a scheduled exam are allowed and processed without a penalty.  No reschedules allowed within 24 hours of a scheduled exam.

NO-SHOW: There will be no refunds for candidates who do not appear for an exam.  Candidates forfeit the exam fee and will pay another exam fee for any future registration.  Similarly, candidates who attempt to cancel or reschedule within 24 hours of a scheduled exam will forfeit the exam fee and will need to pay another exam fee for any future registration.

During Testing

Exams will be online and remotely proctored through video. And, Examity will record the entire testing session for archiving purposes.

Exams consist of a hybrid of traditional multiple-choice questions and hands-on, performance-based job tasks.

The hybrid approach is designed to validate technical knowledge, skills and abilities aligned to how you actually do your job.

This world-class exam approach gives you a chance to demonstrate your knowledge, skills and abilities by taking the OneStream certification exams in a live, cloud-based lab environment. In addition to the multiple-choice items, you will be presented with a series of instructions to perform tasks that align with OneStream’s implementation lifecycle. Each job task will present a “real-world” situation, allowing you to demonstrate your abilities.

Exams will be timed in considering the amount of time it would take to answer multiple-choice items and complete performance-based tasks for a live implementation project.

Exams will have delayed scoring, ensuring that OneStream performs industry standard statistical analyses on all exams to ensure compliance. Once you complete an exam, you will find out if you passed or failed within 2-3 business days. Access your CertMetrics account to review your certification status.

Before you take an exam, you need to have the required equipment and you need to organize your test-taking environment so it complies with stated rules. The proctor will perform an authentication of your identity and verify your test-taking environment before you may start your exam.

Required Equipment

Make sure you have the right tools with you on test day. The items listed below are required. See also Examity Technical Success Tips.

Prohibited Equipment

Exam Rules

Make sure you have prepared your testing environment so that you comply with all exam rules.

Starting the Exam

Plan to sign into Examity 15 minutes prior to your scheduled exam appointment. This will allow sufficient time for the proctor to complete the authentication process, as well as assist you with any technical issues.

  1. Sign into CertMetrics.
  2. On the CertMetrics home page, click the link to Schedule or Take an Exam.
  3. On the Examity dashboard click Start Exam.
  4. The proctor will walk you through the authentication process. You will be asked to:
    1. Show your government-issued identification (ID) to verify your identity (Examples include: passport, driver’s license, military ID). ID must:
      1.     Be original.
      2.     Be unexpired.
      3.     Contain a recognizable photograph.
      4.     Contain a signature.
      5.     Contain a full name that exactly matches the name on the registration.
      6.     If the name in your CertMetrics profile does not match the name on your government issued ID, please contact [email protected] immediately to get it updated.
    2. Show your room, desk, and immediate workspace to ensure exam security.
    3. Show your task manager or any other application that shows processes currently running on your computer. You will be required to shut down any processes not required to take the exam.
  5. Once you have completed the authentication process, your proctor will provide you access to the exam.
  6. Review the on-screen exam instructions and click Start Exam when you are ready.
    1. By clicking Start Exam, you agree to the OneStream Certification Program Terms and Non-Disclosure Agreement. We strongly recommend that you review these terms prior to your exam appointment by clicking on this link.
  7. Begin your exam – Good Luck!


Scheduled breaks are not configured for OneStream certification exams. For online exams, you are not permitted to stand up from or leave the view of the camera for any reason, other than a restroom break, for the duration of the exam. If a restroom break is required, contact the proctor directly. If the proctor does not respond to a verbal request, initiate a request through the chat function in the Examity environment.

Exam Functionality

While taking an exam, you can expect your behavior to be monitored throughout the test-taking period by a OneStream test delivery provider (e.g., Examity proctors). You must complete your own exams without assistance. However, if there is a malfunction with a test computer, report the issue immediately to a test administrator or proctor, and request that they log an incident. Do not ask test delivery providers / proctors questions about exam content or scores, as they will be unable to assist in these matters.

During testing, there will be a built-in timer on the computer screen that will show how much of your testing session remains. Be sure to plan wisely so that all questions can be answered in the allotted time.