Find your answers below to common questions on Google for Education certifications.
ABOUT THE EXAM
PRIVACY AND SECURITY
DURING THE EXAM
Following is the Exam Privacy and Policies agreement that is presented to the examinee during the registration process.
THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FROM TIME TO TIME IN GOOGLE'S SOLE DISCRETION. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO REVIEW THESE TERMS CAREFULLY AS YOU MUST COMPLY WITH THE MOST CURRENT VERSION OF THE AGREEMENT.
Instructions to examinee: Read the following terms carefully. If you accept the terms, please click the checkbox at the end of this agreement. If you do not accept the terms of this agreement, you will not be permitted to take the exam to certify you in the Google Certified Educator program, which certifies educators who demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to implement Google for Education tools in the classroom (the "Exam").
All Exam Information you submit to Google is collected by Google or its authorized agents in the United States, as well as the jurisdiction where you take the Exam. Exam Information may be shared with our affiliates, subsidiaries or joint ventures in other jurisdictions for Exam purposes. This Policy is governed by United States law.
For individuals located in the European Union, by submitting your Exam Information you are agreeing to the transfer of that information outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area ("EEA") to countries where privacy standards may differ. Google adheres to the US Safe Harbor privacy principles with respect to Exam Information collected by entities located in the EEA and transferred to Google in the United States. For more information about the Safe Harbor framework or our registration, see the U.S. Department of Commerce website at http://www.export.gov/safeharbor.
How will Exam Information be used?
The Exam Information you submit is used for the following purposes:
Submitting your Exam Information is voluntary. However, if you choose not to submit your Exam Information, you will not be permitted to take the Exam.
Who may access your data?
Google employees, affiliated companies or entities acting on behalf of Google process Exam Information for the purposes listed above. Google takes appropriate technical, organizational, and legal steps to protect Exam Information. Affiliate companies or entities acting on behalf of Google with whom we share your Exam Information will be bound by terms of confidentiality.
Administrators of your G Suite organization will be able to see your training progress and certification status
Does Google keep your data?
Exam Information is retained in accordance with local law. We may also retain Exam Information to:
For more information about our privacy practices, please contact us through this website any time, or write to us at:
Privacy Matters c/o Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, California, 94043 USA
Exam Anomalies. If Google discovers an anomaly with your Exam results, you will: (1) not be certified for the Exam (2) be permanently barred from re-taking the Exam, or taking any other G Suite exam; and (3) Google, in its sole discretion, may choose to terminate any applicable business relationship.
Failing and Re-taking the Exam. If you fail the Exam, you may re-take the Exam, but you must wait at least fourteen days before doing so. If you fail the Exam a second time, you may re-take the Exam, but must wait at least sixty days before doing so. If you fail the Exam a third time, you may re-take the Exam, but must wait at least one year before doing so.
Exam Fraud. Our Exam system monitors all completed Exams for instances of fraud, cheating, and/or the misrepresentation of personal identity. The Google for Education Team reserves the right to terminate any and all certifications or badges associated with a user who violates our exam policies, including the exam retake rules listed above.
Cheating is unfair to candidates who have put in the hard work and play by the rules, so if you see it or hear about it, report it. Contact the GFE Testing Violations Team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staying Current. You are required to re-take the Exam every 36 months. The Exam may be retaken thirty days prior to your 36 month renewal date, or up to sixty days after your 36 month renewal date.
Use of Certification Logo. Your use of the Google certification logo is only for the personal use of the individual person who passed the Exam, and cannot be used to represent that a company or school is certified. That is, a company or school may not represent itself as certified-only those individual persons who have passed the Exam may represent themselves as certified. Additionally, the certification logo and its associated badge may not be replicated or reproduced without express consent from Google. Your use of the Google certification logo is subject to Google's then-current Brand Feature Guidelines, which are located at the following URL: http://www.google.com/permissions/guidelines.html.
Policies. The Google policies are located at teachercenter.withgoogle.com, or other such URL as Google may provide. These policies are incorporated by this reference, and may change from time to time. Please see teachercenter.withgoogle.com/certification for the latest program policies. If Google suspects that you are in violation of any of the policies, Google, in its sole discretion, may revoke any of your G Suite certifications and you will be permanently barred from re-taking any G Suite exam.
Following is the Non-Disclosure Agreement that is presented to the examinee during the Certification Exam:
This Google Certification and Non-Disclosure Agreement (the "Agreement") is entered into between the examinee ("You") and Google Inc. ("Google") as of the date you click "I agree" below (the "Effective Date").