Certified Service API Specialist

A Certified Service API Specialist has demonstrated proficiency with the design of service APIs, associated coupling types and both binary and non-binary protocols, as well as the management of service APIs and associated monetization and versioning requirements. A Certified Service API Specialist can also be referred to as a Certified Service API Design & Management Specialist.


The Service API Specialist track is comprised of SOACP Modules 1, 2, 12, 13 and 14. Depending on the exam format chosen, attaining the Service API Specialist certification can require passing a single exam or multiple exams. Upon achieving the accreditation, certification holders receive a formal digital certificate and an Acclaim/Credly digital badge with an account that supports the online verification of the certification status.

Courses and Study Kits

The Service API Specialist certification track is associated with the following courses, study kits and eLearning kits. The courses can be delivered via instructor-led training. The study kits and eLearning kits include the course materials and additional supplements designed for self-study.

SOACP Module 1, Module 2, Module 12, Module 13 and Module 14

Service API Specialist Certification Study Kit Bundle

Service API Specialist Certification eLearning Kit Bundle


You can take exams anywhere in the world via Pearson VUE testing centers, Pearson VUE online proctoring and Arcitura on-site exam proctoring at your location. There are three flexible exam format options:

  • Take the complete S90.SDM: Service API Specialist Combined Certification Exam. Recommended for those who want to only take a single exam that encompasses all course modules within this track.
  • Take the partial S90.SDM: Service API Specialist Combined Certification Exam. Recommended for those who have already obtained an SOACP certification that encompasses Exams S90.01B and S90.02B and would like to achieve the Service API Specialist certification without having to be retested on SOACP Modules 1 and 2. Also recommended for those who would prefer to be tested on the topics of Modules 1 and 2 separately from the remaining topics in this track.
  • Take one module-specific exam for each course module in the track. This is recommended for those who want to progress gradually through the track as part of an instructor-led workshop, and who would like to be assessed after each course module before proceeding to the next. With this approach, the exams taken are S90.01B, S90.02B, S90.12B, S90.13B and S90.14B.

Note that not all exam formats may be available via all exam delivery options. Contact info@arcitura.com for more information regarding your preferred exam option.