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In 2012 I took the Google Ad words exam and passed. I am now employed at a new company and was asked if I am certified. I explained I was certified in 2012 with my previous employer but do not have a certificate or any material showing I passed. Can you search for certification by name. Thank you. 

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Hi Bridget,

 

Unfortunately you are not certified if you only took the exam in 2012. The certifications are valid for one year so you have to take them every year to maintain certification status. I am placing a link to the new location where you can sign up for the exam. They are now located in what is called "The Academy for Ads." http://landing.google.com/academyforads/ . Feel free to reach out with any additional questions or help getting  you certified. Cheers - JW

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Hi Bridget,

 

Jordan is correct and you should use the information he provided to jump back in to your AdWords education and certifications. Please note that a lot has changed with AdWords (and advertising) since 2012... so it will be vastly different from your last experience. I am certified in every program and I can say it is much more complex and certainly more difficult, too. 

 

Best wishes,

 

James

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