In almost every Information Technology (IT) magazine, there are advertisements or articles from vendors emphasizing the importance of certification for their products. However, there is little or no evidence indicating the actual importance of certification to a career in Information Technology. This study seeks to determine which certifications, if any, are important. A survey was mailed to 550 members of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP). These individuals indicated the importance of certification in various areas to their careers, to the careers of the IT employees they supervise, and to the careers of new IT graduates. Preliminary results will be available in June.