Help educators get the most from Google tools as a Certified Trainer
Certified Trainers empower educators to learn and use Google for Education products to make their classrooms more efficient, improve student outcomes, and foster leadership skills.
Become a leader
Stand out as a leader, and expand your impact to other educators and their students.
Build training skill.
Grow your skills as a trainer to help transform classrooms through technology.
Join a community of like minded leaders
Collaborate with a community of fellow Certified Trainers in a private Trainer Google Group and be featured in Google for Education’s global EDU Directory.
Follow these steps to become a Certified Trainer
Complete the Trainer Course
The Trainer Course grows you as a trainer with learning and building upon your abilities to create and deliver training plans.
Complete the Trainer Skills Assessment
Take the Trainer Skills Assessment to assess your readiness for training others
Obtain the Educator Level 1 & 2 Certificates
Create video and submit your trainer application
Film a 3 minute video to showcase your personality and instructional style and submit your application
Maintain your Certified Trainer status
- Conduct and report at least 12 training events per year
- Share ideas and resources with our community of trainers
- Resubmission of interest, including an annual product update assessment
What will I need to do to achieve my certification?
To become a Certified Trainer, you'll need to complete the six steps below:
Certified Trainer Course. Completing our trainer course will provide instruction on 1) Creating and Delivering Inspiring and Effective Training Plans and 2) Helping Educators Use Transformative Google Technologies ~8 hours. This course will help you bolster the training, leadership, and interpersonal relationship skills that make you an effective trainer. Click here to access.
Trainer Skills Assessment. Pass the Trainer Skills Assessment (~1 hour). This exam tests your understanding of the Trainer Course and familiarity with Google for Education. Click here to access.
Google Certified Educator Level 1. Take the Google Certified Educator Level 1 exam (2-3 hours) to assess your ability to successfully integrate Google tools into their teaching practice to enhance teaching and learning. This exam will help you build your confidence as you work with educators and Google tools.
Google Certified Educator Level 2. Take the Google Certified Educator Level 2 exam (~3 hours) to learn cutting-edge strategies for integrating a wider range of Google for Education tools and technologies in the classroom. For more information regarding the Level 1 and Level 2 exams, please check out the FAQ page.
Film a Trainer Video. Distinguish yourself by submitting a 3-minute video introducing who you are as a trainer (~2 hours prep time). In the first minute, wow us by explaining why you wish to become a Trainer and what makes you unique and Googley! The final 2 minutes of the video should teach the audience how one feature of Google’s productivity suite, Chromebooks, or Chrome can be innovatively applied in a classroom or school setting. Screencasts are preferred.
Apply! Submit your membership application with the above materials (~1 hour). You will also be asked to answer a series of short questions. Your responses will give us an understanding of your training experience, including planning, implementing, evaluating, and building learning materials.
How much are the exams?
The Google Certified Educator Level 1 exam is $10, the Google Certified Educator Level 2 exam is $25, and the Trainer Skills Assessment is $15.
Where can I get a copy of my certificate?
Your certificate and badge will be emailed to the address you used to register to take your exam. If you did not receive a copy, please check your spam folder.
What are the application review dates for 2020?
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. You should receive a notification on your application status within 4-6 weeks of your initial submission. Thanks for your patience!
What do I have to do to maintain being a Google for Education Certified Trainer?
To continue your membership as a Certified Trainer, you should conduct and report at least 12 training events per year and resubmit your interest with an annual product update assessment. We also highly encourage you to share ideas and resources with our community of trainers using the Trainer Google Group and Workbench.