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How does an individual get Adwords certified

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I am interested in an individual certification to get the certificate. Do I need to be affiliated with a company?

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How does an individual get Adwords certified

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Hi @Chuck B,

 

No, you do not need to affiliated with a company. Individuals become certified by taking the AdWords Fundamentals Exam plus one more for a AdWords product (Shopping, Mobile, Search, Display, Video). Once you pass, you will be a certified AdWords individual for 12 months. You will have to retake to remain.

 

Please take a look at this information from AdWords regarding the process. 

 

Kind Regards,

 

James

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How does an individual get Adwords certified

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Hi @Chuck B,

 

No, you do not need to affiliated with a company. Individuals become certified by taking the AdWords Fundamentals Exam plus one more for a AdWords product (Shopping, Mobile, Search, Display, Video). Once you pass, you will be a certified AdWords individual for 12 months. You will have to retake to remain.

 

Please take a look at this information from AdWords regarding the process. 

 

Kind Regards,

 

James

____________________________________________________________
Google My Business & Google Ads Top Contributor
Google Partner | GYBO Agency | Local Guide | My Profile


 


 


 

Re: How does an individual get Adwords certified

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  • Signup for the Google Partners Program
  • Click on Certifications on the left panel of your profile
  • Click on AdWords
  • You'll now see a bunch of exams there. You'll need to pass the Search Fundamentals & any one of the other Advanced Exams (Display/Search)
  • Click on the exam you want to take first
  • When you scroll down the page, you'll see a section that says "Study for the exam".
  • This is the guide for that particular exam. Study through all the material the (It will take some time to prepare yourself) and take the exam when prepared.
  • Pass the exam
  • Follow this for the other required exam as well.
  • You're now certified!

*Note - If you fail you can retake the exam after 7 days.

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Thanks James I really appreciate your help!