Become a Google Certified Educator!
In five simple steps!
Why should you become a Google Certified Educator?
- Demonstrate and document your skill with classroom technology.
- Get recognized for the work you do!
- Join a community of other passionate educators!
Who gets certified?
- Classroom Teachers
- Ancillary Staff (Librarians, Technology Lab Teachers, Art, Music, etc.)
- School-Based Instructional Specialists
- School Administrators (Principals, Assistant Principals)
- District-Level Support Staff
Step 1: Visit the Google for Education Training Center (Highly Recommended)
- Use your district Google account to log in -- this saves your progress and accomplishments.
- The Google for Education Training Center is a super-helpful hub of resources!
- Use the button below to go to the training center.
Step 2: Work through the Self-Paced Modules (Recommended)
- Level 1 Training - 13 self-paced modules covering fundamentals of integrating Google into your classroom or daily work
- Each module has a helpful review at the end to help prepare you for the level 1 exam
- Keep in mind that you can work through all of the modules or just some of the material; the amount of work you need to do depends on your background
- Many people also find and attend 1-2 day Google Certified Educator Level 1 Bootcamps. If you would like to find out about the next bootcamp in our district, check GoSignMeUp.
Step 3: Get Ready for the Level 1 Exam! (Highly Recommended)
The amount of time you should spend preparing for the exam depends on your unique background and whether or not you are using Google tools each day in your classroom or job.
Exam Tips and Tricks:
- Review some sample exam questions
- Review this Level 1 skill checklist created by Eric Curts to assess your skills prior to the exam.
Be sure to use the latest version of Google Chrome.
Keep in mind that the exam features mostly performance based scenarios where you will use and create with G Suite to complete.
Follow exam directions exactly as stated
Question Types: Multiple choice, true/false and matching/drag/drop questions
Mark the ones you aren’t sure of and go back and look at again after completing the rest of the exam.
Your webcam will take your image and random images of your computer screen. during the exam - you must provide the computer. I do not recommend using a district-issued Chromebook. I recommend a laptop or a desktop computer with a webcam attached.
Remember! The exam is open “Internet” - have a second computer (use 2 monitors) next to you so you can find, test or check your responses.
Copy and paste text in performance scenarios for spelling.
If you encounter any technical errors while taking the exam, please fill the form out at this link: http://support.myeducert.org/customer/portal/emails/new
Step 4: Register for the Level 1 Exam (Required)
- The exams are performance based; they focus on your ability to use Google tools in an K-12 classroom context
- Your Level 1 certificate is good for three years
Step 5: Take the Level 1 Exam (Required)
Keep in mind:
- The exam costs $10.00 and takes 3 hours.
- All registration, payment, and testing takes place online.
- You will need to create a username and password for the exam.
- After completing the registration, expect to get an email with your login for the exam.
- Once you receive the link to your exam, you have seven days to login and complete the exam, or you will need to register again.
- Expect to see your exam results the same day you take the exam
What if I didn't pass?
Keep the following facts in mind:
- You must pay $10 each time you take the exam
- You can take the exam for a second time 14 days after your first try.
- You can test for a third time in 60 days.
- If you don't pass on your third try, you will need to wait one year to take the exam again.