Learn, curate, reflect, certify!

To earn certification, you’ll complete approximately 30 hours of hybrid or online professional learning and will then have six months to assemble an e-portfolio that includes artifacts and reflections on your learning. Your e-portfolio will be evaluated by the ISTE Certification review team. Pass and you’ll be an ISTE Certified Educator!

Here’s what the process looks like:
Join a cohort
Step 1

Join a Cohort

Join a cohort conducted by an ISTE Certification Authorized Provider. Hybrid (two-day face-to-face plus multi-week online) and fully online options are available.


Step 2: Complete the Modules
Step 2

Complete the Modules

Complete five to eight weeks of deep online learning on critical topics like designing for diversity, personalized learning, digital learning environments and digital citizenship.


Step 3
Step 3

Create Your Portfolio

After successfully completing Step 1, you will have up to six months to apply your learning and create an e-portfolio showcasing your knowledge of the ISTE Standards.


Step 4
Step 4

Become ISTE Certified

Pass the portfolio and become ISTE Certified! Enjoy a number of exclusive benefits, including access to an online community and special meet-up at the ISTE conference.



Are you ready to be an ISTE Certified Educator?

Do you have the time?

ISTE Certification for Educators requires a 30-hour commitment to professional learning that prepares educators to reflect on their use of the ISTE Standards for Educators in practice. Participants can expect to spend 2-3 hours per week participating in online assignments and discussions during the first phase of the Certification. To conclude the process, participants must complete a portfolio showcasing their knowledge. Take note: the work required for the portfolio is designed to be intensive in order to stretch your instruction; most ISTE Certified Educators spend about 30 hours or more curating their portfolio for submission alone. Instructional transformation takes time, but is worth it in the end!

Do you have the skills needed?

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

Successful candidates are:

  • Self-motivated.
  • Willing to commit two to five hours a week to independent learning.
  • Excited to communicate with like-minded educators.
  • Able to complete assignments on time and work collaboratively with others.

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 rigorous, competency-based and requires documentation. Change in practice takes hard work, but it’s worth it!