I know that VMware has declared that certifications no longer expire, but they do only allow for taking the latest VCP test if you hold certain versions of the VCP. Right now they allow anyone with a VCP-6.5 or VCP-2019 to take the VCP-2021 test. I hold a VCP-2019 and was wondering if I wait until next year to take the VCP-2022 if it'll be valid or if I need to take the VCP-2021 this year
Either draw a conclusion from this: https://blogs.vmware.com/education/2020/02/05/certification-upgrade-policy-update/
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask.
My interpretation of the page I linked to suggests you would be 3 versions back as of January 2022, so would still have the option to pass an exam.