Learn, curate, reflect, certify!

To earn certification, you’ll complete approximately 40 hours of 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:
Step 1: Join a cohort
Step 1

Join a Cohort

Select a start date scheduled by an ISTE Certification Authorized Provider to join a cohort.


Step 2: Complete the fully online PD
Step 2

Complete the fully online PD

Participate in five synchronous learning sessions that will take place fully online over 14 weeks. (Schedules may vary.) Complete assignments addressing designing for diversity, personalized learning, equity in digital learning environments and more.


Step 3: Curate your portfolio
Step 3

Curate Your Portfolio

After successful completion of the online learning program, you’ll have six months to prepare and submit a portfolio, which typically takes about 40 hours to curate. During the process, you can access support resources as well as a community of others seeking the ISTE Certification.


Step 4: Become ISTE Certified
Step 4

Become ISTE Certified

Once submitted, a team of ISTE Standards experts will review your portfolio. Successfully meet the criterion and you’ll become an ISTE Certified Educator!



Are you ready to be an ISTE Certified Educator?

Do you have the time?

ISTE Certification for Educators requires a 40-hour commitment to professional learning over 14 weeks that prepares you to use the ISTE Standards for Educators in practice. You’ll then have up to six months to submit a portfolio showcasing your knowledge. This independent work is designed to stretch your instruction. Most ISTE Certified Educators spend about 40 hours curating their portfolio for submission.

Do you have the skills needed?

Successful candidates are:

  • Comfortable using technology in instruction.
  • Self-motivated and have good time-management skills.
  • Experienced learning online using an LMS.
  • Excited to learn with like-minded educators.

Are you familiar with the ISTE Standards?

A basic understanding of the ISTE Standards for Students and the ISTE Standards for Educators is helpful.

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!