TCEA Certifications

Google Educator Level 1 and 2

1. Do you have to pay Google for the Google Educator Level 1 exam through them?
Yes, you will need to pay either a $10 (Level 1) or $25 (Level 2) fee to complete the exam through Google. The cost of the exam is NOT included in the TCEA online course price. You are responsible for purchasing the exam, or working with your school district/organization to obtain necessary vouchers. Please be aware that Google is transitioning from Kryterion test platform to ProctorU. TCEA recommends you work through Kryterion due to problems other test-takers are experiencing at this time with Proctor U.

2. Do the TCEA Google Educator courses certify me through Google?
When you complete the self-paced courses, you earn a TCEA Digital Badge and Certificate for Google Educator Level 1 or 2. You also get 12 CPE hours per course (e.g. two-course bundles earn 24 CPE credits, four courses earn you 48 CPE credits). For some district professional development programs, this may be sufficient and avoid the additional cost of getting Google Educator Level certified. To earn Google’s Educator certification, you will need to take their exams. TCEA’s courses are designed to prepare you for the exams so you will do well on your first try.

3. How are TCEA’s courses different from the no-cost Google programs?
TCEA’s Google Certified Trainers and Innovator have recorded videos that provide you with the opportunity to prepare and successfully complete the Google Educator Level 1/2 exams. These videos have been field-tested and used often with others, so we know that for the majority of people, they work.

4. When does the Google Educator certification I earned expire?
Google Educator certifications last for three years. Please note that the Educator Level 1 and 2 exams must be successfully completed before applying for Google Certified Trainer (GCT).

5. What about Level 2 certification?
If you have not yet earned a Google Educator Level 2 certification, this is an excellent time to do so. You can sign up for the TCEA Certification course ($29) for Google Educator Level 2, complete it in 12-18 hours, then take the exam at a cost of $25 (paid to Google, not TCEA).

6. How long does it take to get my digital badge and certificate from TCEA?
Upon finishing the final module of the course, you will be asked to submit a form indicating completion. At that point, you can get your digital badge. Upon submitting the form, you will get your certificate emailed to you within fifteen to thirty minutes.

7. How long does it take Google to send my digital credentials after I pass the exam?
Depending on which testing platform you take the exam on, it can take anywhere between an hour to seven days. If testing on the Kryterion platform, you will get your Level 1 results instantaneously via an email. If Level 2, it can take a day or two for your results to be emailed, however, you will find evidence of success in the WebAssessor page. If ProctorU, results take approximately seven days via email.

8. Are bulk registration discounts available?
Yes, bulk registration discounts are available. The discount is $10/discount per bundle for 10 or more registrants. Contact Lori Gracey via email at [email protected].

Thank you for a great review – looking forward to taking the test. I thought I knew Google inside and out. Even this veteran found some new tips I didn’t know. This is very worthwhile. Looking forward to Level 2.
Google Educator Level 1 Participant

This course was well-organized, easy to use, and made me feel prepared for the test. I would definitely recommend taking this course to supplement free resources.
Google Educator Level 1 Participant

It was during a Wednesday TCEA Lunch and Learn that I learned about the TCEA Google Educator Level 2 Certification Self-Paced Online Course. The Monday of that same week, I registered for the exam with no preparation materials. I purchased the course, took the exam on the weekend, and I was successful.
Google Educator Level 2 Participant

Google Certified Trainer

1. Do you have to pay Google for the Google Certified Trainer (GCT)?
No, there is no fee to apply.

2. Do the TCEA Google Educator courses certify me through Google?
When you complete the self-paced courses, you earn the TCEA Digital Badge and Certificate for Google Educator Level 1 or 2 or Google Certified Trainer (GCT). You also get 12 CPE hours per course or 24 for the Level 1 and 2 bundle. For some district professional development programs, this may be sufficient and avoid the additional cost of getting Google Educator Level certified. To earn Google’s Educator certification, you will need to take their exams. TCEA’s courses are designed to prepare you so you will do well on your first try.

3. How are TCEA’s courses different from the no-cost Google programs?
TCEA’s Google Certified Trainers and Innovator have recorded videos that provide you with the opportunity to prepare and successfully complete the Google Educator Level 1/2 exams. These videos have been field-tested and used often with others, so we know that for the majority of people, they work.

4. When does the Google Educator certification I earned expire?
Google Educator certifications last for three years. Please note that the Educator Level 1 and 2 exams must be successfully completed before applying for Google Certified Trainer (GCT). You will learn more about annual requirements for Google Certified Trainer in the course.

5. How long does it take to get my digital badge and certificate from TCEA?
Upon finishing the final module of the course, you will be asked to submit a form indicating completion. From the point TCEA staff receive the form, it may take up to 48 hours to process your request.

6. Are bulk registration discounts available?
Yes, bulk registration discounts are available. The discount is $10/discount per bundle for 10 or more registrants. Contact Lori Gracey via email at [email protected].

Google Classroom

1. How is this course different from what I can find on the web?
Finding and sorting through all the Google content on the web can be daunting. Where do you start? At a nominal cost, the course organizes your learning experience into several modules. It also presents additional resources and tools that enhance the Google Classroom and Google Meet experiences.

2. Does this course lead to a Google certification?
Completion of this course provides you with 12 hours of CPE credit, as well as a TCEA Digital badge and certificate for Google Classroom. Google does not offer a certification for Google Classroom.

3. What do I need to know before I take this course?
You would do well to be familiar with G Suite EDU tools. One way to prepare for that is by completing the Google Educator Level 1 certification offered through TCEA. That way, you have some background knowledge. You do not, however, need to be an expert at Google Classroom if you are starting with Google Classroom course.

4. How long does it take to get my digital badge and certificate from TCEA?
Upon finishing the final module of the course, you will be asked to submit a form indicating completion. From the point TCEA staff receive the form, it may take up to 48 hours to process your request.

5. Are bulk registration discounts available?
Yes, bulk registration discounts are available. The discount is $10/discount per bundle for 10 or more registrants.

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