Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer

I have received notification from Google that I have qualified to become a Certified Google Apps for Education Trainer.

"This program is designed for organizations and individuals who provide professional training and support to schools using Google Apps for Education. The Google Apps for Education Certification is an official “stamp of approval” from Google, and gives you access to additional marketing support, training opportunities, and business visibility in the Google Apps marketplace. Meanwhile, your customers can be assured that your expertise and learning materials meet high quality standards set by the Google Apps team."

Last summer, I had taken it upon myself to complete the Google Apps for Education courses and corresponding exams. Six tests and many weeks later I became a Google Certified Teacher. Shortly thereafter, I began putting together my application packet to become a Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer. I had to include various workshops samples, background information, and two videos among other things.

I received an email four months ago stating that I did not qualify at that time and that I could reapply in six months. However, unbeknownst to me Google re-evaluated my application and I was granted certification.

Regardless, I am stoked. I enjoy using Google and I am proud to say that I am now a Certified Trainer!