• Google Educator Level 1 Certification

    Congratulations to the 120+ staff members who have already completed their Google Educator Level 1 Certification! If you haven't done so already, please submit for reimbursement in Skyward. The deadline to obtain your certification is March 2021.   

  • Individual Learning

    YouTube Video

    If you're new to the Teacher Center, watch this overview video. The Teacher Center provides training modules, practice questions, and additional resources to prepare for the exam on your own.

    Getting Started

    Getting Started with Google for Education is an 8-week training program that delivers bite-size training tutorials directly to your inbox.

    Each lesson takes less than 15 minutes to complete and provides basic training videos to get you started with G Suite for Education.

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  • Practice Exam

    If you want to dip your toe in and get a sense of what some of the questions look like, head to the Teacher Center and try Unit 1. There is a Unit Review at the end with practice questions for the lesson. 

    Take the Exam

    Before you register for the level 1 exam, know that it could take up to 24 hours after you register to receive the instructions in your email. Once you have the email to start the exam, you must complete it within 7 days. Once started, you have 180 minutes to complete the exam with no pauses. 

    The exam is broken into two parts. The first part is multiple-choice questions, and in the second part, you will be interacting with some of the GSuite tools such as Gmail, Sheets, and Drive.

  • Tips from Takers

    • Check out this YouTube Playlist of videos that helped one of our very own teachers pass the exam!

    • Take the exam in "Incognito Mode". Google will email you a username and password to access tools like Drive, Calendar, and Gmail. Using a private browsing window, or incognito mode will help prevent accidentally switching between accounts. 

    • Google the answers to questions! Seriously, if you're unsure of features that exist, or what specific words mean such as Omnibox, just google it. That is encouraged. 

    • You need to use a webcam while taking the exam to ensure you're not a robot. If you have one of those stickers covering it, you'll need to remove it. 

    • The exam takes 3 hours, so plan accordingly. 

    • During the interactive part of the exam, use copy (Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) when asked to name a doc, or write a sentence. If the spelling isn't EXACTLY as asked in the question, you will get the question wrong. Remember, your answers are graded by software, not people. 

    • You can come back to questions you don't know the answer to, so don't lose track of time. 

    • Viewing other educators' playlists specifically created to help with passing the exam proved helpful.

    Share with us your tips, recommendations, resources or questions that you've discovered during your journey towards Google Educator Level 1 Certification.