ISTE Certification is a competency-based, vendor-neutral teacher certification based on the ISTE Standards for Educators. It recognizes educators who use edtech for learning in meaningful and transformative ways.

Focused on pedagogy. Based on the ISTE Standards.

ISTE is focused on pedagogy, not tools. It’s not about edtech per se, it’s about what you do with the tech to transform learning and improve student outcomes.

Through the ISTE Certification process, teachers will participate in professional learning based on the ISTE Standards and transformative pedagogy. After completing the training, participants have six months to apply their learning and compile artifacts and reflections into a competency-based portfolio to earn ISTE Certification. View the sample syllabus or download the program brochure.


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ISTE has selected these organizations to deliver a high-quality certification training program for educators. ISTE Certification workshop dates will be available on each organization’s website. The ISTE Certified Providers can work with school districts and other educational organizations to deliver Certification training anywhere in the United States. Please contact ISTE or a Provider for more information

Eastern USA

October 21-22 Hartford, CT
February 11-12, 2020 Northampton, MA

October 23-24 Lancaster, PA
November 7-8 McKees Rocks, PA

October 24-25 Binghamton, NY
November 14-15 Harrison, NY
November 23-24 Rochester, NY
December 6-7 Queens/Brooklyn, NY
December 6-7 Staten Island, NY
February 18-19, 2020 Staten Island, NY
February 19-20, 2020 Brooklyn, NY
March 4-5, 2020 Yorktown Heights, NY
July 7-8, 2020 Harrison, NY

West & Midwest USA

January 27-28, 2020 San Bernardino, CA
February 3-4, 2020 Phoenix, AZ
February 12-13, 2020 St. Petersburg, FL
March 19-20, 2020 Arizona
June 15-16, 2020 Phoeniz, AZ

January 15-16, 2020 Hamilton, OH
February 6-7, 2020 Lexington, KY
February 25-26, 2020 Hamilton, OH
March 11-12, 2020 Columbus, OH
May 27-28, 2020 Hamilton, OH

October 29-30 Whitewater, WI
November 16-17 Green Bay, WI
December 14-15 Minneapolis, MN
January 24-25, 2020 Sun Prairie, WI

November 7-8 Chicago, IL
November 12-13 Springfield, IL
February 26-27, 2020 Schaumburg, IL

November 21-22 St. Louis, MO
February 10-11, 2020 St. Charles, MO
March 12-13, 2020 St. Louis, MO
June 1-2, 2020 St. Louis, MO


October 28-29 Portland, OR

November 7-8 Salt Lake City, UT

Southern USA

Various locations

November 4-5 Lima
November 16-17 Hong Kong
November 23-24 Beijing
November 23-24 Singapore
January 10-11, 2020 Accra
February 15-16, 2020 Kuala Lumpur
March 7-8, 2020 Shanghai
March 11-12, 2020 Hong Kong
May 9-10, 2020 Amsterdam
May 16-17, 2020 Hanoi
June 25-26, 2020 Sydney

November 13-14 Moultrie, GA
December 5-6 Jersey City, NJ
December 9-10 New Orleans, LA

Steps to becoming an ISTE Certified Educator:

  • Step 1 - Complete a two-day face-to-face training conducted by an ISTE Certification Authorized Providers.
  • Step 2 - Complete a five to eight week online course (approximately 30 hours). Learn more in this sample syllabus or download the program brochure.
  • Step 3 - Assemble your e-portfolio of artifacts and submit them to the ISTE certification review panel. Aspiring ISTE Certified Educators will have six months to apply their learning and submit their e-portfolios.

Are you ready to be an ISTE Certified Educator?

Do you have the time?
To earn ISTE Certification, you’ll need to participate in a two-day face-to-face training and an online component that can last 5-8 weeks depending on the provider. Plan to dedicate 4-6 hours per week during the online portion. After completion, candidates will have six months to present their evidence to ISTE Certification evaluators.

Do you have the tech skills?
Experience working in an LMS is necessary to be successful. It also helps if you’ve had a few online courses under your belt. The online component involves 30 hours of instruction, and it moves fast.

Are you familiar with the ISTE Standards?
A basic understanding of the ISTE Standards for Students and the ISTE Standards for Educators is a prerequisite for this course.

Are you committed?
ISTE Certification is designed to bring transformative change to your classroom or school. The program is not your average PD course. It’s intensive, ongoing training and requires documentation. 

Not ready for certification? Check out some of ISTE’s other resources and PD offerings to get start you toward certification. 
ISTE U | Digital Learning Pathways | ISTE Standards | ISTE books

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