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Google AdWords Certification for Individuals in Google Partners | #AdWordsAnswers


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This is Manasi from the Google AdWords Team.


Have you ever wondered if you can sign up for the Google Partners Program as an individual?


Google Partners is Google’s program for advertising agencies, digital marketing professionals, and other online consultants. When signing up on google.com/partners, you may choose not to affiliate an agency or company with your profile, which will make your profile an individual profile. Most online digital consultants who wish to take the certifications under the Google Partners Program sign up for this.


By signing up as an individual on Google Partners and taking the certifications, you get the following benefits:


  1. Demonstrate your expertise: Show current and prospective clients that you're a certified online advertising professional with a personalized certificate that you can print, as well as a Google Partners public profile page listing your certifications.

  2. Help your agency earn the Google Partner badge: To earn the Partner badge, agencies need at least one of their affiliated members to be AdWords certified, in addition to other requirements.

Learn more about what type of certifications exist, their requirements, and other Terms and Conditions associated with the certifications.


IMPORTANT NOTE: You won’t get an explicit option to sign up as an individual at any point of time during the sign-up process. You should start the process by selecting the “I’m an Agency” option, but choose not to affiliate yourself with a Company in the “Company Affiliation” section.

Hope this helps! If you have any doubts, please feel free to leave them as comments in the section below and we would be glad to take them up!




ram b
December 2015

hello Manasi,


this is ram from india


pls can you help how to get adword certification 


mail me if possible and materials 


thank u waiting for your replay

Hari J
December 2015
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Manasi Gupta Google Employee
December 2015

Hey Ram, 


Do refer to this link here for more details on Adwords Certification Exams. 


Hope this helps. 




Manasi Gupta Google Employee
December 2015

Hi Hari, 

For any account specific information, please do reach out to our India phone support number at 18002582554, our team can assist you in Hindi and English. 



Alex P
January 2016

Hi Manasi Gupta... 


I started studying to take the test for my certification. Can you recommend a place for me to take some practice tests before taking the real one?


Alex Paim

Manasi Gupta Google Employee
January 2016

Hello Alex! 


While there aren't any Google recommended websites you can take practice tests on, you can definitely refer to the Study Guides for every exam for help with preparation. 


Also, you can always take the exam again even if you don't clear it, although you'll have to wait for 7 days. 


All the best with your Partners' Certifications!




Habib S
May 2016

Very helpful information especially for beginners.



Amrita S

I am enrolled for the exceed academy, and have been waiting for this information from long.


As of now, I have got myself affiliated via an agency I took up some courses from, but wish to become an individual partner. My query is that now if do remove the affiliation, will I lose the progress or does that change anything which could result in some form of loss for me? 


If not, does it mean an individual can learn and qualify as an individual google partner?

Hi @Amrita S,


Individuals become certified and agencies/companies become badged Google Partners. You can learn more with this information


Kind Regards,