Earn your Educator Level 1 Certification
Demonstrate your proficiency and get recognized for your expertise with the Educator Level 1 certification.
Select your voucher code platform
View examples below and choose the voucher code that best represents yours to continue the certification registration process.
Example of Kryterion voucher
- Has 16 characters, alphanumeric
- Uses both, upper and lowercase letters
Follow these steps if you’re ready for the exam
Set up a tester profile in ProctorU.
Once inside ProctorU, click “Schedule New Session” and select your exam.
Select an exam time that works best for you — On Demand (test immediately) or a later date.
When your exam time arrives, “Launch” your exam from directly inside ProctorU. Reference ProctorU’s Resource Center for additional questions.
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
ProctorU and Kryterion, what’s the difference?
You'll find two registration platforms available to sign up for the Google Certified Educator exams. The two platforms, Kryterion and ProctorU, both lead to the same certification exams.
If you've never taken a Google Certified Educator exam, go ahead and register with ProctorU (Level 1 exam; Level 2 exam). If you have a Kryterion-issued voucher or prefer the legacy experience, Create a Kryterion account or sign in if you've already taken an exam using Kryterion. Kryterion will be available for non-voucher testers until July 1st, 2020.
Detailed registration instructions for each platform:
- Create an account: Set up a tester profile in ProctorU (Level 1 exam; Level 2 exam).
- Select exam: Once inside ProctorU, click “Schedule New Session” and select your exam.
- Schedule exam: Select an exam time that works best for you — On Demand (test immediately) or a later date.
- Launch exam: When your reservation time arrives, “Launch” your exam from inside ProctorU. An incognito window is not required. Refer to ProctorU’s Resource Center for additional questions.
- Create a Kryterion account or sign in if you've already taken an exam using Kryterion.
- From the home page, select either the Google Certified Educator Level 1 or Google Certified Educator Level 2 exam.
- Register for the exam. You'll receive an email receipt.
- Add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts. You'll be invited to take your exam from this email when your exam domain is ready (this may take up to 24 hours).
- Look for an email from email@example.com with your exam sign-in credentials. This email will contain your exam username and password in the form of [YourKryterionID]@myeducert.org.
- Sign in to the certification exam in an incognito window with your exam credentials, [YourKryterionID]@myeducert.org, and start your exam. Remember that this is NOT your G Suite or personal Gmail account.
How do I prepare for the exam?
There’s two great ways to prepare yourself for the certification Level 1 and 2 exams including the Fundamentals and Advanced Training, which cover all the material you’ll need to know. If you want to try your hand at a few questions, try the practice questions to test your knowledge now.
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 are mostly performance based exams that test you on your ability to use Google for Education tools in a classroom setting. To register for an exam, click here.
How were the exams developed?
G Suite 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.