• The "SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP Ariba Contracts" exam validates that the candidate possesses the fundamental and core knowledge required of an SAP Ariba Associate Business Consultant profile. This certification proves that the candidate has an overall understanding to participate as a member of a project team in a mentored role. This certification exam is recommended as an entry level qualification to participate in all SAP Ariba Contracts design and implementation projects. Please note that this version of the exam takes part in the Stay Current with SAP Global Certification program. Once you pass this version of the exam, make sure that you start your stay current process with the subsequent quarter. You will be required to take the quarterly Stay Current Assessment for all subsequent SAP Ariba Contracts releases via the SAP Learning Hub to maintain your SAP Ariba Contracts business consultant certification status and badge. In order to participate in the Stay Current program and access the Stay Current enablement and assessment, you will need at minimum an SAP Learning Hub, edition for Procurement and Networks subscription.


  • In order to participate in the Stay Current program and access the Stay Current enablement and assessment, you will need at minimum an SAP Learning Hub, edition for SAP Ariba subscription.
  • To ensure success, SAP recommends combining education courses and hands-on experience to prepare for your certification exam as questions will test your ability to apply the knowledge you have gained in training.
  • You are not allowed to use any reference materials during the certification test (no access to online documentation or to any SAP system).

Topic Areas

Please see below the list of topics that may be covered within this certification and the courses that cover them. Its accuracy does not constitute a legitimate claim; SAP reserves the right to update the exam content (topics, items, weighting) at any time.

Contract Requests and Contract Workspaces > 12%

Use contract requests and explian the business reasons for using them, use the different types of contract workspace, manage contract templates, describe how to initiate a contract workspace.

Contract Authoring > 12%

Define best practices for contract authoring, set up contract authoring, create a main agreement, use Desktop File Sync, use the clause library, Explain when to use different document types, Generate an assembled document.

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  • SAP Ariba Certification LR

SAP Ariba Contracts Configuration > 12%

Define the functions available on each tab, configure tasks, use conditions, link documents and tasks and configure approval flows.

Procurement Knowledge 8% - 12%

Define contract, term types and hierarchy types.

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  • SAP Ariba Certification LR

Best Practices 8% - 12%

Explain contract management best practices, best practices for master data and best practices for amendments.

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  • SAP Ariba Certification LR

Suppliers and Users 8% - 12%

Explain how to manage users, groups and the Teams tab in SAP Ariba Contracts

Integration 8% - 12%

Explain how SAP Ariba Contracts integrates with other SAP Ariba and SAP solutions.

  • AR820e SAP Learning Hub Content

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  • SAP Ariba Certification LR

Deployment Methodology 8% - 12%

Explain deployment activities that are specific to  SAP Ariba Contracts

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  • SAP Ariba Certification LR

Search and Reporting < 8%

Use the search and reporting features in SAP Ariba Contracts

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  • SAP Ariba Certification LR

General Information

Exam Preparation 

All SAP consultant certifications are available as Cloud Certifications in the Certification Hub and can be booked with product code CER006. With CER006 – SAP Certification in the Cloud, you can take up to six exams attempts of your choice in one year – from wherever and whenever it suits you! Test dates can be chosen and booked individually.

Each specific certification comes with its own set of preparation tactics. We define them as "Topic Areas" and they can be found on each exam description. You can find the number of questions, the duration of the exam, what areas you will be tested on, and recommended course work and content you can reference.

Certification exams might contain unscored items that are being tested for upcoming releases of the exam. These unscored items are randomly distributed across the certification topics and are not counted towards the final score. The total number of items of an examination as advertised in the Training Shop is never exceeded when unscored items are used.

Please be aware that the professional- level certification also requires several years of practical on-the-job experience and addresses real-life scenarios.

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