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Earn your Educator Level 1 Certification

Demonstrate your proficiency and get recognized for your expertise with the Educator Level 1 certification.

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Take the certification exam

3 yrs valid schedule180 min payment$10

Validate your proficiency in Google for Education products. Get information on educator certification and take the Educator Level 1 when you’re ready.


Follow these steps if you’re ready for the exam


Before you begin

  1. Log into your Google account
  2. Select an exam and click Register
  3. Select Language

Register for an exam

  1. Create or access your Kryterion account
  2. 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.

Get recognition

Distinguish yourself as an educator and be recognized for the work you’ve done

Demonstrate proficiency

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
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Not sure if you’re ready for the exam? Here are some ways you can get prepared.

Although it’s not mandatory for the Level 1 certification exam, the Basic use of Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals course and trying sample questions helps build proficiency and prepares you to take the exam.

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  • How do I register for the Level 1 / Level 2 exam(s)?

    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.

  • How do I prepare for the exam?

    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.

  • What do I need to do to become a Google Certified Educator?

    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.

  • How do you share your Educator Level 1 or Level 2 certification badge?

    Individuals who have achieved this certification may publicize their status with their personalized certificate and badge on their resume, portfolio, website, and more. Always label your status with the achieved level: Google Certified Educator Level 1 or Google Certified Educator Level 2. These certifications are valid for 36 months.

  • How were the exams developed?

    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.

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