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ISTE Certification

Our vendor-neutral, internationally recognized credential is the only edtech certification focused on practice, not tools.

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What Is ISTE Certification?

ISTE Certification for Educators is the only vendor-neutral, internationally recognized credential for educators who have demonstrated mastery of the educator section of the ISTE Standards. ISTE Certification focuses on pedagogy, not on tools or devices, and is designed to change your educational practice, whether you’re a classroom educator, instructional designer, library media specialist, technology coach or in another role.

The process combines 10 weeks of professional learning with a six-month portfolio application and review process. Recipients can apply to receive up to four graduate-level credits for their participation. 

Is it rigorous? Yes. 

Is it worth it? Yes!

More About ISTE Certification

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Explore the Process

Set yourself apart by aligning your instructional practice with the ISTE Standards.

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Share With Your District

Send a cohort of educators to ISTE Certification training and spark a transformation in your district.

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Meet Our Partners

ISTE has trained and authorized these organizations to support ISTE Certification.


Review the ISTE Certified Educator Syllabus

ISTE Certification now includes revised activities with closer alignment to job roles as well as embedded portfolio practices and examples.

Why Get ISTE Certified?

ISTE Certification challenges you to stretch yourself as an educator and positions you as an expert among your colleagues. Becoming ISTE certified:

  • Prepares you to model effective practice for others in your school or district.

  • Helps you apply the ISTE Standards in practice.

  • Allows you to earn up to four graduate-level credits.

  • Connects you with an international community of education changemakers.

With your certification in hand, you’ll earn international recognition and become a technology leader. And you’ll be prepared to support your teacher network in integrating tech for all of the right reasons!

Becoming ISTE Certified is easier than ever! As of 2022, ISTELive attendance can now be applied to your certification.

Stay updated on the ISTE Certification for Educators program.