Get Google Certified this Summer!

Our popular GCE Level 1 cohort is now available in a self-paced course this summer.

Become Google Certified and Get Credit!

Northern Buckeye has conducted two Google Certified Educator (GCE) Level 1 online cohorts with great response. Now, for the first time, we are offering a self-paced cohort for teachers during the summer of 2019. This cohort will take an educator through all the preparation they will need for the Google Certified Educator Level 1 exam and it can be done at your own pace.

Access to the cohort will open on Monday, May 20th and close on Friday, August 2nd. The course will be facilitated by Google Certified Trainers Kristie Hughes and Chris Malanga using Google Classroom.

The course consists of eight total modules that combine on-demand video, multiple choice questions and scenarios that mimic the format of the Google Certified Educator exam and allow you to showcase understanding of each topic.

Following completion of the self-paced modules, there will be several opportunities in late July and early August for an in-person review session and to take the GCE Level 1 exam with Northern Buckeye staff.

CGE Level 1 Cohort
The national average passing rate for the GCE Level 1 exam is about 70%.
Northern Buckeye's 2017-18 GCE Level 1 cohort passing rate was 84%.

CEU Information

If a teacher participates in the entire cohort, they can earn up to 16 seat hours of time (1.6 CEU) to be used toward licensure renewal. Following completion of each module and verification of the tasks by the instructors, a certificate for 1.5 contact hours will be provided (equaling the first 12 hours). An additional four contact hours will be available for the face-to-face review session.

Alternatively, you can choose to receive one graduate credit through Ashland University for an additional cost of $180. More information about graduate credit will be coming in the near future.

Cost Info

Why pay $300 or more for a certification bootcamp? There is no additional cost for the cohort for teachers and staff from the Northern Buckeye full member districts and 5 full service non-member districts. Click here to see if your district is eligible for free training.

The cost of the cohort is $150 for teachers and staff of other non-member schools or non-public schools.

GCE Level 1 Certification Exam: The exam cost of $10 is to be paid directly to Kryterion by the participant (we will work with you to set this up). Participants may join the cohort even if they do not intend to take the Level 1 Exam.

NWOCA Districts

Refresher Course and Exam

At the end of July and in early August, face-to-face refresher courses and exam opportunities will be held at locations throughout Ohio:

      • From 8 AM - Noon, we will review concepts and answer questions as a final review for the exam.
      • Participants may elect to take the exam from 1:00-4:00 PM at that location.


NWOCA West Office

209 Nolan ParkwayArchbold, OH 43502

Tuesday, July 30st


Sylvania Support Bldg

7225 W. Sylvania AvenueSylvania, OH 43560

Thursday, August 1st



31280 Viking ParkwayWestlake, OH 44145

Wednesday, August 7th


Bucyrus High School

900 W Perry StBucyrus, OH 44820

Friday, August 9th

Why Get Certified?

Why Get Certified

Course Modules

Module 1

Classroom and Groups

Module 2

Drive, Docs and Keep

Module 3

Slides and Drawings

Module 4

Chrome, Google Help, Search, Personal Learning Networks (PLN), Google Specialists

Module 5

Gmail, Calendar, Tasks, Contacts

Module 6

Forms and Sheets

Module 7

Hangouts, YouTube

Module 8

Digital Citizenship, Sites, G+