ITIL certification and training: Version 2 recognised but not as a prerequisite for Version 3
Slowly we unravel the real story behind the impact of ITIL Version 3 Refresh: it seems that your Version 2 Foundation training might be "recognised", but it will not be a recognised foundation for a Version 3 certification. You'll need to do a bridging course first.
The OGC, APMG, itSMF and others keep stressing that all Version 2 certifications will be "recognised" in future. But it seems that recognition does not extend to the certification counting as a prerequisite to more advanced practitioner or masters certification.
This was revealed in a recent PinkElephant document:
A ‘bridging’ course will probably be developed to allow IT professionals to
upgrade their existing qualifications. This will provide the necessary prerequisite for progression to the higher level qualifications.
This serves to reinforce the IT Skeptic's advice to you in our special report: if you are buying Version 2 training now, negotiate with the supplier to get bridging training included in the package.