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Becoming a Google Certified Educator!


Do you frequently use Google tools in your school or are you interested in learning? If so you should consider becoming a Google Certified Educator!

What is a Google Certified Educator?

The Google Certified Educator program is a certification demonstrating you can successfully implement Google tools in the classroom. The certification program has two levels, Google Certified Educator Level 1 & 2.

Level 1 Certification indicates you have a mastery of basic Google tool use whereas Level 2 indicates more advanced usage of the tools.

Why Become a Google Certified Educator?

  • To gain more knowledge of the Google Tools
  • Engage in professional growth & development
  • Learn strategies to increase productivity and student engagement in the classroom using Google tools

What is needed to achieve Google Educator Level 1 Certification?

  • Pass the Google Certified Educator Level 1 Exam

  • The exam can take place anytime/anywhere (however you need a working webcam as Google will take pictures of you periodically as you write your exam)

  • The exam is available within 24 hours of registering for an exam

  • The exam takes around 2-3 hours

  • The exam is comprised of two parts: multiple choice questions and hands-on activities (you will be given a Google account just for the exam and the materials can be accessed via the attached Google Drive)

  • Your certification will be mailed out almost immediately upon completing the exam

  • The certification is valid for 2 years

How is the training course mapped out?

  • The course is organized into 3 Modules with a few units in each module
  • Each module walks you through different training exercises using Google tools
  • At the end of each module there is a unit review (quiz)

Interested in becoming a Google Certified Educator? Click below to download a free copy of my Google Certified Educator Level 1 Study Guide.