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Here is our list of Google educator exam FAQ. We have helped thousands of educators become Google Certified. Here are some of the most common questions that they ask.
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Q. What is the cost of the exams?
A. Each exam has a different exam fee:
- Level 1: $10
- Level 2: $25
- Trainer Essentials (Certified Trainer): $15
- Certified Innovator: Free
- Certified Administrator: $100
This is a VERY low cost compared with the potential impact a certification can have on your career.
Q. What’s the exam format?
A. The certification exams (Level 1, 2, and Certified Administrator) are a mix of multiple choice questions and application tasks within G Suite products. The application section will ask you to complete a series of tasks by using Gmail, Drive, Calendar, YouTube, etc. The exam format is very unique and … fun.
The Trainer Essentials exam is a series of multiple choice and matching questions.
Q. Are the exams open book?
A. Yes. There are no restrictions on the use of external resources or notes. However, there is a time limit that you need to keep an eye on. You don’t have unlimited time to research and look up answers.
Q. What if I don’t pass? Can I take the exam again?
A. Many educators do not pass the Level 1 and 2 exams the first time. It’s okay. The exams are challenging. You may take each exam up to three times. You will need to purchase the exam each time.
Q. How is the exam scored? Will I receive feedback?
A. Your exam is scored by Google magic. Okay, not really, but that’s what it feels like. Your score is shown immediately after you submit your exam. Unfortunately, the exams are pass / fail. You won’t know what questions you got right or wrong.
Q. Does my certification expire?
A. Yes, each certification (except Certified Innovator) expires:
- Level 1 and 2: 36 months (increased from 24 months)
- Certified Trainer: 12 months
- Certified Innovator: Lifetime
- Certified Administrator: 18 months
Q. How do I re-certify?
A. The re-certification process varies by certification:
- Level 1 and 2: Complete certification exam
- Certified Trainer: Take a short, annual update exam and meet training requirements.
- Certified Administrator: Retake certification exam