About the Python Institute

The Python Institute is a non-profit project set up by the Open Education and Development Group (OpenEDG) to promote the Python programming language, train a new generation of Python programmers, and support professional careers in programming in Python and related technologies. In line with the strategic goals associated with the enhancement and development of careers in Python programming, the Python Institute provides a global framework for Python high-stakes examinations.

Python is one of the most popular programming languages on the planet, adopted by and adapted for every sector and industry – from finance, to medicine, to gaming. The goal of the Python Institute is to supply every Python programmer, and every aspiring Python programmer, with the skills necessary to create Python content at a more advanced and professional level, following the best practices in programming.

The Python Institute offers training courses at all levels of Python programming, from absolute beginner to advanced professional programmer, and just as Python itself is free and open-source, all the online self-study courses offered by the Python Institute are free for everybody. The Python Institute also offers vendor-neutral certification in the Python Programming language, provided in collaboration with Pearson VUE, the world’s leader in computer-based testing.

Certification is now essential in most industries. As the world of software development has expanded, so too has the need for quality programmers, developers, and data analysts, and as the pool of employees grows, many employers now use certification as a screening tool. As well as displaying competence in a specialized field, certification demonstrates a commitment to continuous career and skills development. The Python Institute, through its rigorous certification process, allows highly-motivated programmers and data analysts to gain access to the best-paid, most interesting jobs in Python programming.