Earn your Educator Level 1 Certification
Demonstrate your proficiency and get recognized for your expertise with the Educator Level 1 certification.
Follow these steps if you’re ready for the exam
Before you begin
- Log into your Google account
- Select an exam and click Register
- Select Language
Register for an exam
- Create or access your Kryterion account
- Click on Register for an Exam and select the exam from the catalog
Check your email
Once your exam has been set up, you will receive an email letting you know that your exam is ready. This email will include your exam link and instructions for starting the exam.
Take the exam
You must have the latest version of Chrome and a working webcam to take the exam.
Distinguish yourself as an educator and be recognized for the work you’ve done
Advance in your professional development while validating your proficiency with Google’s tools for the classroom.
Make a bigger impact
Engage and do more with your students through technology.
I’m doing the job that I love and just want to get better at it. Working towards the Level 1 Certification allowed me to gain confidence and an understanding of how to use Google tools in the classroom. It’s definitely changed my behavior and perspective as an educator.Sam Brooks, Personal Learning Coordinator, Cookeville, Tennessee
Not sure if you’re ready for the exam? Here’s ways you can get prepared.
Although it’s not mandatory for the Level 1 certification exam, Fundamentals Training and trying sample questions helps build proficiency and prepares you to take the exam.
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Google Certified Educator exam
The button below leads to the platform where you can register for the Google Certified Educator exams.
If you are using a Google Workspace for Education account and you aren’t able to access the link above, then please contact your domain administrator. Alternatively, you can return to this page while logged into a different Google account.
Follow the steps in this document whether you’re using a voucher or paying with a credit card.
Note - You should always start from the Teacher Center site, even if you already have a Kryterion account.
There are different ways to prepare for the certification Level 1 and 2 exams including the Basic and Intermediate use of Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals courses, which cover content you'll need to know. If you want to try your hand at a few questions, complete the Knowledge Checks within the lessons to test your knowledge.
In order to receive the Google Certified Educator status, you will need to pass the corresponding Level 1 or Level 2 exams. These exams test you on your ability to use Google for Education tools in a classroom setting.
To register for an exam, follow the steps in this document whether you’re using a voucher or paying with a credit card.
Google Workspace certification exams are developed following an internationally accepted development process to ensure validity, reliability, and relevance. The phases of exam development include:
Objective Domain definition - The objectives for the exam are determined based on job-role feedback provided by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) inside and outside of Google.
Blueprint - Each objective is weighted based on its importance to the overall job role.
Item development - SMEs develop exam items based on the exam objectives and blueprint.
Technical review - Each exam item is reviewed to ensure technical accuracy. Reviewers can include Google employees or employees of Partner organizations.
Beta testing - Exam items are delivered to candidates under conditions similar to the final exam when it's published. This allows the performance of each item to be evaluated.
Item selection and cut score setting - Based on statistics gathered during the beta testing, items can be kept for the live exam or rejected. Once the final items are determined, SMEs gather to set the passing score for the exam.
Live - An independent test delivery provider delivers the exam worldwide, anywhere with an Internet connection and a distraction-free environment.