Certification

Google Educator Programs
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Certifications
Google offers 4 certifications to recognize educators, trainers, and innovators around the globe who have taken the initiative to certify their skills. Use the chart below to navigate to the right place for your chosen certification.


Certification

Course

Program Info

Exams

Application

Google Certified Educator Level 1

Fundamentals Course

Level 1 Information

GCE1 Exam

Not Required

Google Certified Educator Level 2

Advanced Course

Level 2 Information

GCE 2 Exam

Not Required

Google for Education

Certified Trainer

Trainer Learning Center

Certified Trainer Information

Trainer Exam

Online Applications

Google for Education

Certified Innovators

Advanced Course

Certified Innovator Information

GCE 2 Exam

Online Applications


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Google Certified Educator
This is designed for educators and classroom teachers who wish to demonstrate proficiency in using Google for Education tools. The Level 1 status indicates that an educator is able to successfully implement Google Apps for Education into their teaching practice in order to enhance teaching and learning. The Level 2 status indicates that an educator is able to successfully integrate a wider range of Google for Education tools and other technologies in order to transform their teaching practice.


Google Certified Educator Level 1 Fundamentals Training

By reading, watching videos, and doing activities, you’ll learn how to integrate Google in your classroom. You can start and stop lessons at any time; your progress will be tracked through the course. At the end of this course, you'll be ready to take the exam to become a Google Certified Educator Level 1.

-13 units

-goal setting

-learn from other educators via their feedback to important questions

-unit review exam are free (5 - 8 questions per unit review)

-self-paced

-Google Certified Education Level 1 Exam is 120 minutes

-Cost of Google Certified Education Level 1 is $10

-Once you register for this exam, you have 7 days to complete it

-If you don't pass an exam, you can take it again after 14 days. If you don't pass a second time, you must wait 60 days before you can take it a third time. If you don't pass the third time, you must wait a year before taking it again. Payment is required each time you take an exam.

-Individuals who have achieved this certification may publicize their status with their personalized certificate and badge.

-This certification is valid for 24 months

-Recertification: exam can be retaken 30 days prior to or up to 60 days after the 24-month renewal date


Link to Level 1 Fundamentals Training

Link to register for Level 1 Fundamentals Exam (currently not available)


Google Certified Educator Level 2 Advanced Training

By reading, watching videos, and doing activities, you’ll learn cutting-edge strategies for integrating Google in your classroom. You can start and stop lessons at any time; your progress will be tracked through the course.

-9 units

-focus on strategy for integrating Google Apps

-unit review exams are free (5 - 8 questions per unit review)

-self-paced

-Google Certified Education Level 2 is 180 minutes

-Cost of Google Certified Education Level 2 is $25

-Once you register for this exam, you have 7 days to complete it

-If you don't pass an exam, you can take it again after 14 days. If you don't pass a second time, you must wait 60 days before you can take it a third time. If you don't pass the third time, you must wait a year before taking it again. Payment is required each time you take an exam.

-Individuals who have achieved this certification may publicize their status with their personalized certificate and badge.

-This certification is valid for 24 months

-Recertification: exam can be retaken 30 days prior to or up to 60 days after the 24-month renewal date


Link to Level 2 Advanced Training

Link to register for Level 2 Advanced Exam (currently not available)


Note:

Exams for Level 1 and Level 2 can be purchased in bulk directly from the testing agency Kryterion by filling out this form, saving it as a PDF and emailing it to mellis@KryterionOnline.com. Please note that there is a 50 exam minimum and a $75 fee per order to process bulk vouchers. Click here to edit a copy of the form in Google Docs.





Google for Education Certified Trainer

Designed for individuals who deliver training or professional development to other educators. You may be a professional trainer at a partner organization; tech integrator or coach at a school or district; or maybe an independent consultant. This program requires you to have experience delivering training on Google for Education tools.


-Maintain your Trainer Status

Trainers should demonstrate that they are continually developing their skills and staying ahead of the curve. To remain in the program, trainers must:

-Complete and report a minimum of 12 training sessions per year
-Hold a valid Google Educator certificate

-Follow all program guidelines including guidelines for badges and branding

-Submit a minimum of 1 resource to the community per year

-Complete an end-of-the-year survey


5-Recertification

The certification exam is valid for 18 months





Google for Education Certified Innovator
Designed for education thought-leaders who create new and innovative projects using Google for Education tools. Candidates for the Google for Education Certified Innovator program are selected based on their professional experience, their passion for teaching and learning, their innovative use of technology in school settings and their potential impact on other educators.


-Must pass the Google Certified Educator Level 2

-Must attend a Google for Education Innovation Academy as the first step in becoming a Certified Innovator.

-Applications will open and close on a rolling basis and will be based on location.

-Application Details To Be Announced


Note-Dates and locations of the Innovation Academy have not been announced for 2015 and 2016 yet. Please check back for updated dates on this page.




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Jan 11, 2016, 5:45 PM
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