Discover programs for educator professional development and student engagement
Build expertise and accelerate your learning with professional development programs
Earning your Level 1 and Level 2 Educator Certifications prepares you for any of these programs. Pick one that’s right for you.
Become a Certified Coach
Work 1:1 with educators to transform how schools use technology
- Discover new strategies and tools for delivering effective 1:1 coaching
- Get access to our structured curriculum and 5-step coaching model
- Be featured in the Google for Education directory
- Find inspiration from a community and events just for coaches
Become a Certified Innovator
Launch a unique passion project using technology to solve challenges in education.
- Join a community of like-minded innovators
- Have your project featured on Google’s Transformation Center
- Get personalized mentorship
Expand learning in your classroom with lesson ideas, curricula, and more
Make coding fun and easy with CS First
A free computer science curriculum that makes coding simple to teach and fun to learn — no CS experience required.
Make technology learning accessible with Applied Digital Skills
Teach and learn practical digital skills for the future of work using our free project-based video curriculum.
Promote digital citizenship and safety with Be Internet Awesome
Help students understand the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence.
Explore frequently asked questions
What do I need to do to become certified?
For each program, there is a combination of learning content, assessments and experience one must demonstrate in order to become certified. Currently the content and assessments for each program are hosted in different places and on different sites. Please use the list below to navigate to the right place for your chosen program:
Google for Education Certified Trainer
- Content: Trainer Learning Center
- Exams / Certificates Needed: Trainer Essentials Exam
- Application: Visit Online Applications
Google for Education Certified Innovator
How can I use my badge or certificate?
Your use of your badge and certificate is intended only for the personal use of the individual person who passed the exam; it can't be used to represent that a school or company is certified. That is, a school or company can't represent itself as certified-only those individual persons who have passed the exam can represent themselves as certified. Your use of the Google certification logo is subject to Google's then-current Brand Feature Guidelines
What happens if I violate a policy?
If Google discovers that you're in violation of any policy, Google, in its sole discretion, can revoke any of your Google for Education certifications and you'll be permanently barred from retaking any Google for Education exam.