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Are you interested in becoming a LPI Certified Solution Provider Partner?

This program is designed for organizations that provide Linux and Open Source system solutions and services and would like to stand out and show their competences.

Companies that want to profile themselves as competence centers for the development of solutions and services for Linux and Open Source.

You will receive many benefits:

  • Marketing and advertising campaigns

  • Listing on LPI Central Europe related website

  • Quickly and easily access to the website

  • Permission to use the Solution Provider Logo

  • Your company can be found using the LPI CSP Partner Search Engine by ZIP code, city, region, country, etc., but also by the Software and Solutions and/or Technologies you offer.
  • Use your status as "LPI CSP Partner" to participate successfully in tenders.

The CSP Partner Levels

The "LPI Partner" Level

The entry level into this program has been designed so that you can start with your company as an "LPI Partner" at a basic level, even if you can not prove references yet and your employees are not yet LPI certified, but you are already actively working in the Linux market.

The "LPI CSP Approved Partner" Level

For this second level, the LPI CSP Approved Partner, must have at least one customer reference and at least two employees certified by LPI.

The "LPI CSP Gold Approved Partner" Level

The LPI Approved Gold Partner, the third and highest level must have at least two customer references. In addition, they must have at least three LPIC-1s and one LPIC-2 certified employees.




This is how you become an LPI CSP

1. Fill in the form found under the "New Partner" menu item as completely as possible and send it off. You will then receive an e-mail which you must use to confirm the information you have provided.

2. Download the LPI CSP partner agreement as a PDF file here:

Print out the agreement and fill it in completely, selecting the LPI CSP level at which you would like to enter the program. Fax the agreement to us at fax no. +49 (0)561 8070020, or mail it to us at:   LPI Central Europe, Open Source Certification GmbH, Karthäuserstrasse 8, 34117 Kassel, Germany.

3. We will send you an invoice for your partner fee once we have received your completed partner agreement. Once we have received payment for this invoice and any additional conditions for your partnership at the "LPI Approved Partner" or the "LPI Approved Gold Partner" levels have been fulfilled, you will be approved as a new LPI CSP. From that point on, potential customers can then contact you from the LPI CSP Internet platform, and you can use the partner designation, including the logo, for your purposes.

4. During the time before you are approved, you must use your Internet account to list your references and your LPI certified staff members for the "LPI Approved Partner" and "LPI Approved Gold Partner" levels on the platform at The references must be confirmed via e-mail by the responsible staff member at the company you are listing as a reference. The LPI certification must be confirmed via e-mail by each of the staff members who possess the certification.