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

February 11-12, 2020 Northampton, MA

April 18-19, 2020 Timonium, MD

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 12-13, 2020 St. Petersburg, FL
March 19-20, 2020 Phoenix, AZ
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

January 24-25, 2020 Sun Prairie, WI
February 12-13, 2020 Fennimore, WI
May 5-6, 2020 Portage, WI
June 23-24, 2020 Whitewater, WI

January 9-10, 2020 Chicago, IL
January 16-17, 2020 La Vista, NE
February 26-27, 2020 Schaumburg, IL

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


February 6-7, 2020 Boise, ID
April 16-17, 2020 Seattle, WA
April 23-24, 2020 Honolulu, HI

November 7-8 Salt Lake City, UT

Southern USA

February 20-21, 2020 Austin, TX
February 29-March 1, 2020 Lake Charles, LA
April 21-22, 2020 Austin, TX
June 24-25, 2020 Austin, TX
September 16-17, 2020 Austin, TX
October 5-6, 2020 Panama
December 2-3, 2020 Austin, TX

Various locations

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

January 28-29, 2020 Hapeville, GA
January 30-31, 2020 Chicago, IL
January 30-31, 2020 Jersey City, NJ
March 25-26, 2020 Wall Township, NJ
April 2-3, 2020 Jupiter, FL

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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