About the certification

OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) can be defined as a management methodology that helps to ensure that the company focuses efforts on the same important issues throughout the organization. It's a collaborative goal-setting tool for companies, teams, and individuals. An objective is simply what is to be achieved, no more and no less. By definition, objectives are significant, concrete, action oriented, and (ideally) inspirational. When properly designed and deployed, they're a vaccine against fuzzy thinking-and fuzzy execution. Key results benchmark and monitor how we get to the objective. Effective KRs are specific and time-bound, aggressive yet realistic.

Most of all, they are measurable and verifiable. You either meet a key result's requirements or you don't; there is no gray area, no room for doubt. At the end of the designated period, typically a quarter, we declare the key result fulfilled or not. Where an objective can be long-lived, rolled over for a year or longer, key results evolve as the work progresses. Once they are all completed, the objective is necessarily achieved.
The OKR Foundation is an entry-level certification intended for IT professionals seeking to validate their knowledge of OKRs. This exam includes topics such as definition, the basics of the OKR goal-setting method, the benefits of OKRs, committed vs. aspirational OKRs, how to write OKRs, cascading OKRs, tracking and evaluating OKRs, and OKR tools.

The OKR Foundation certification exam is an online, closed-book, and remotely-proctored exam. It includes 40 multiple-choice questions and the passing score is 70%. You will have 60 minutes to complete the exam. Validate your knowledge of OKRs and advance your career. Register for your online exam now!

Exam details

Exam code


Launch date

July 7, 2020

Exam description

The OKR Foundation exam tests the candidate knowledge in OKRs.

Current version


Exam format

Multiple choice; computer-based; closed book

Number of questions

40 questions

Passing score

70% (28 out of 40)

Exam duration

60 minutes




English and Portuguese

Exam description

Definition, the basics of the OKR goal-setting method, the benefits of OKRs, committed vs. aspirational OKRs, how to write OKRs, tracking and evaluating OKRs, and OKR tools.


16 hours

Bloom's Taxonomy

Level 1 (Remembering), Level 2 (Understanding) and Level 3 (Applying)

Recommended reading

• Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs by John Doerr.


There are no prerequisites for this certification

Recommended experience

Six months of work experience in OKRs

Validity period



$100 USD

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