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HubSpot Solutions Architecture Design Accreditation

Solutions partner accreditation for delivering solutions for customers of all sizes who have complex, technical use cases
Preparation Guide

Updated for the August 2024 accreditation cycle


About This Program

The HubSpot Solutions Architecture Design Accreditation is a credential that validates the skills and strategic experience needed to demonstrate expertise in designing, configuring, and customizing complex and innovative solutions. This accreditation showcases your ability to solve advanced customer use cases and drive business results by using various tools and features within HubSpot’s CRM platform suite.

In addition to product-specific knowledge, this requires a high level of technical capability with HubSpot’s ecosystem along with skills in needs assessment, solution design, and project and change management.

This accreditation is appropriate for partners delivering solutions for customers of all sizes who have complex technical use cases.

Get all of the information you need in order to prepare for the judging process!

Access the Preparation Guide Download the preparation guide here

Which partners are eligible for this accreditation?

You can apply for this accreditation if you:

  • Are a Platinum, Diamond or Elite partner
  • Have completed solutions architecture design projects within the last 12 months and have access and the right to share documents, proposals, project plans, and resources leveraged with HubSpot
  • Have at least 3 full time employees  at your organization
  • Meet the HubSpot Academy certification prerequisites as outlined in the Prerequisites section below

What are the benefits of earning this accreditation?

  • Improved recognition and discoverability in the Solutions Directory
  • Potential access to new program launches
  • Possible invitations to new product betas
  • Possible consideration for engagement with some of HubSpot’s largest and most complex deals



How it Works

In addition to the prerequisites below, the application process consists of three rounds:

Before applying, partners should verify that they have at least 3 certified users across a total of 5 different employees for each of the following certifications:

  • Marketing Hub Implementation
  • Sales Hub Implementation
  • Marketing Hub Software
  • Sales Hub Software
  • Service Hub Software
  • Platform Consulting
  • Data Integrations
  • Salesforce Integration
  • Objectives-Based Onboarding
  • HubSpot Reporting

Before applying, partners should also verify that they have at least two certified users for each of the following certifications:

  • CMS for Developers
  • HubSpot Architecture I
  • HubSpot Architecture II

If you would like to have your team members upload their own evidence of certifications, simply click on "Invite Collaborators" at the top-right corner of this page and provide their email addresses

Additional Prerequisites

  • Have at least 3 full-time employees at your organization
  • Completed 2+ Solution Architecture Design Projects within the last 12 months that meet at least one the following criteria:
    • Option 1: Multi-Hub project, that included Sales Hub or Service Hub Pro+ AND Operations Hub Pro+ (excluding Data Sync features)
      • Leveraging tools across these Hubs together to solve a business challenge or grow a customer with your solution
    • Option 2:  Solution involving at least three of the following tools
      • Data modeling connected to sales or service pipelines
      • Workflow automation used for marketing and sales processes (not simply email nurture)
      • Custom Report Builder
      • (Optional, Recommended): Utilizing integration (process begins with, ends with or driven by integration data)
    • Option 3: Solution required customizing the CRM, including one of the following
      • Deploying UI extensibility features (Projects in 'CRM Development' tab)
      • Deploying custom CRM cards through an oAuth integrated application
      • Deploying a custom workflow extension that drives a CRM Process

You can review the entire prerequisite list of certifications in the Accreditations Prerequisite Learning Path here.

After meeting the prerequisite certifications, you will submit an application (one person per partner entity) including basic information about your organization and real-world, existing business artifacts related to your work with clients related to solution architecture engagements. You will also be asked to provide contact information for a referenceable client for HubSpot to contact to solicit feedback about their experience with your organization.

Between Rounds One and Two: Your application will be reviewed by the Hubspot team to determine if you will move forward to Round Two. You will be notified by email of your application status, and should also be able to check via your Submittable account.




In this round, you will be asked to upload a video case study reviewing a first-hand, successful end-to-end experience with a solution architecture engagement with a HubSpot customer. This round will also be where the customers submitted from Round One will be contacted by HubSpot. You will also be asked to complete an interview with a HubSpot subject-matter expert (SME) as it relates to the technical nature of solutions architecture.

In this round, you will be asked to complete a 30-minute interview and question-and-answer (Q&A) session in which a HubSpot subject-matter expert (SME) will ask you clarifying questions about your case study and business artifact submissions from the previous rounds.

After Round Three: Your application will be reviewed by the Hubspot team to determine if the accreditation will be awarded. You will be notified by email of your accreditation status, and should also be able to check via Submittable. 

If you are awarded the accreditation, you will be notified by email. You should then expect to receive an “offboarding” email from the Accreditations team with next steps. You will also receive the Solutions Architecture Design designation in the Solutions Partner Directory.

Application Window Closes: 9/20/23

Round One Decision: Mid October

Round Two Deadline: Early November

Round Two Decision: Early December

Round Three Deadline: Mid December

Final Decision: Early December

For more details about the prerequisites, application prompts, and required materials as it relates to applying to this accreditation, download and review the Preparation Guide.

Office Hours and Expert Sessions

Accreditation Office Hours

Accreditation Office Hours are weekly meetings in June where you can book some time with our team to help HubSpot Solution Partners understand how to validate their expertise and skills through getting accredited. 

Book a meeting now

Meet with some of the Accreditations team to learn about the different accreditations offered, understand what it takes to get accredited, and review the application process.

During Accreditation Office Hours, you may ask the following questions:

  • What are the differences between accreditations and certifications?
  • What are the available accreditations?
  • What are the criteria requirements and prerequisites?
  • What is the accreditation process like?
  • What are the benefits of being an accredited partners?

You should attend a HubSpot Accreditation Office Hours if you are new to the Accreditation process and seeking to put in your first few applications.

Accreditation Expert Sessions

These virtual events, formerly known as Fireside Chats, are dedicated to providing an in-depth review of each Accreditation. 

Leading HubSpot Subject-Matter experts (SMEs) drive the conversations and in each Expert Session you can expect to:

Understand the ideal customer profile
Learn how to put together a compelling submission

Gain knowledge about what our judges want to see in your submissions

Ask questions about the Content Experience accreditation

You should join HubSpot Accreditation Expert Sessions if you are interested to learn from SMEs regarding the specifics of each accreditation and gain deeper application knowledge regarding the accreditation process.

HubSpot's Platform Enablement and Solutions Architecture Design Accreditation.

Thursday, July 25, 2024 | 11:00 AM EDT


How to Apply

Applications are Closed.

Application Window Opens August 5, 2024