Salesforce changing the deadline for maintenance requirements. Normally, maintenance that has one requirement per year starts with a Spring cycle and is due before the next Spring cycle begins, roughly a year later. Now, yearly maintenance deadline will depend on the certification you hold. These changes are effective since April 15, 2020:
Certifications that previously required maintenance three times per year will now only require one maintenance module per year.
The Data Architecture and Management Designer certification will be maintained by Platform App Builder Maintenance.
Architect Designer certifications will no longer require their own maintenance, It will be maintained by Platform Developer I Maintenance:
- Sharing and Visibility Designer
- Integration Architecture Designer
- Identity and Access Management Designer
- Development Lifecycle and Deployment Designer