FAQs

TRAINER applications

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 What is the deadline for the current application review cycle? Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis. Every cycle closes the last Wednesday of each month.

What are the application review dates for 2019? After applications close at the end of every month, we take approximately two weeks and several rounds of reviews to collect feedback. You should receive a notification on application status about two weeks into the month after you applied. Our goal is for applicants to receive a notification within 4-6 weeks of submitting their application.

I’m not sure if my qualification exams are still valid. You can apply with any valid (not expired) Trainer Essentials certificate. Please check the expiration date of your certification. Note that we recently changed the validity of the GCE certificates from 2 to 3 years.  If yours is shown as expired and is within 3 years, please log back in to webassessor.com in order to re-download you updated certificate.

How do I become a get a Trainer Skills Assessment certificate and how long is it valid for?  In order to receive the Trainer Skills Assessment certificate, you will need to pass the Trainer Skills Assessment after taking the Certified Trainer Course. The Trainer Skills Assessment certificate is valid for 24 months. More information here.

What happens if my application is not accepted during this review cycle? You can apply again during any of the subsequent review cycles. There is no waiting period. Please see here for the top reasons people are unsuccessful. 

If I’m accepted to the program, what can I call myself? You can call yourself an authorized Google for Education Certified Trainer, gTrainer, or Certified Trainer. The official program hashtag is #GoogleET.

More questions? Reach out to us at gfe-trainer-program@google.com

 

INNOVATOR applications

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What exams must I take before applying to become a Certified Innovator?
You must pass the Google Certified Educator Level 2 exam before applying to become a Certified Innovator. Please check the expiration date of your certification. Note that we recently changed the validity of the GCE certificates from 2 to 3 years.  If yours is shown as expired and is within 3 years, please log back in to webassessor.com in order to re-download you updated certificate.

What is an innovation project and is it required?
All Certified Innovators will work closely with Google and each other to implement, manage, and document creative education projects. We encourage Innovators to collaborate on projects with other Innovators, and to choose projects that inspire and impact other educators and students.

How are applications judged?
Applications are judged by fellow Google Certified Innovators. To get application planning support, sign up for an upcoming webinar here.

What are the costs involved to attend the Innovation Academy?
The Google for Education Certified Innovator Program is a free professional development opportunity. Accepted cohort members must fund their lodging and their way to and from the Google office for that cohort for the three-day event. Scholarship funding is available.

What happens if my application is not accepted? You may apply to any upcoming Academy in your language.

Can I get feedback on my application if it is not accepted?
The #GoogleEI community is a great place to share your Challenge Video and application short question answers for feedback.

Why does Google limit the number of people in each cohort?
We limit the number of Innovators in a cohort for two primary reasons:
(1) to ensure a high quality experience and
(2) to help build community. Limited space is also a consideration.

More questions? Reach out to us at info@certifiedinnovators.com.