Distinguish yourself by becoming a Nearpod Certified Educator

Connect with a community of other Nearpod Certified Educators, grow as an Ed Tech leader, and receive extra support and resources from Nearpod.

Join our network of edtech enthusiasts.

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  • Community

  • Connect with other Nearpod Certified Educators in a private Facebook group.

  • Collaborate with them about leveraging Nearpod in your classroom.

  • Celebrate your successes together.

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  • Perks for you

  • Get access to 6 months of Gold edition (for Silver users).

  • Receive invitations to regularly scheduled events to discuss edtech strategies.

  • Be amongst the first to learn about new Nearpod product features.

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  • Become a Nearpod leader on your campus

  • Specialized Nearpod training materials.

  • Swag for any events or workshops you run.

  • 3 months of Gold edition as a giveaway for others you train on Nearpod.

Adam Howard
Open quotes The NCE community has become a key element of my personal learning network, and in turn a catalyst for driving our school forward as we leverage everything Nearpod makes possible in the classroom. Having such an accessible way to collaborate with educators and see first-hand what they are able to achieve with Nearpod has not only increased the creativity in our teachers’ lessons but increased our confidence in student outcomes. Close quotes

Adam Howard — Nearpod Certified Educator, East Central High School
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Rachelle Dene Poth
Open quotes Becoming a member of the Nearpod Certified Educator Community has helped me to globally connect with other educators which has opened a whole new world of learning experiences for my students. Through these connections, I have grown professionally and personally and have a supportive community to help me to provide new, engaging and more immersive ways for my students to learn. Close quotes

Rachelle Dene Poth — Nearpod Certified Educator, Riverview Junior High School
Oakmont, Pennsylvania

Austin Bilbrey
Open quotes I love being part of the Nearpod Certified Educators Community. The ability to collaborate with my fellow Nearpod enthusiasts is truly astounding. Nearpod is the future for technology in the classroom and I’m eager to spread the word! Close quotes

Austin Bilbrey — Nearpod Certified Educator, Adrian Burnett Elementary School
Knoxville, Tennessee

Sharon Low
Open quotes I love using Nearpod! Being a member of the Nearpod Certified Educator community has opened up such incredible opportunities of collaborating with other professionals who are just as excited about Nearpod. I’m constantly learning of so many new techniques and tools through my fellow Nearpod Certified Educators! Thank you Nearpod! Close quotes

Sharon Low — Nearpod Certified Educator, Calvary Christian Academy
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Roger Sumner
Open quotes I have enjoyed being a part of the Nearpod Certified Educators community. I look forward to seeing the posts from other educators about what they have used on Nearpod and how well it worked for the students. I am so glad that I found Nearpod and it has completely changed my teaching. Close quotes

Roger Sumner — Nearpod Certified Educator, Suwannee High School
Live Oak, Florida

Earning your certification is as simple as 1, 2, 3!

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    Attend a webinar or workshop to grow your Nearpod skills.

    Learn How
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    Create a Nearpod lesson according to our recommended lesson guide.

    Review The Lesson Guide
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    Launch Nearpod lessons to at least 15 students.

    Launch A Lesson

What’s next?

Once you’ve earned your Nearpod Certified Educator status, you’ll be one step closer to becoming an Advanced NCE.
To take your Nearpod learning to the next level and earn your Advanced NCE badge, head here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Now that you have completed the 3 steps to become a Nearpod Certified Educator, simply fill out the NCE application.
  • Be sure to read the lesson guide to ensure your lesson incorporates Nearpod's best practices.
  • You can expect to hear back within 4 weeks.
  • Yes! We offer self-paced webinars that you can complete at your own pace and on your own time. Find them on our resources page here.
  • Visit the Nearpod Help Center or check out the videos, self-paced tutorials, and live webinars offered on the resources page.
  • Yes! The community is designed for all types of educators, and some of our most active members work in administration or central staff of a school district. As an administrator, you can meet your third requirement (teach 15 students) by using Nearpod at staff meetings or teacher trainings.
  • Yes, any participants who join your Nearpod lesson can qualify as your 15 students, including other educators. Many Nearpod educators, especially administrators, use Nearpod for trainings, meetings, and presentations.
  • Once you are accepted into the NCE community, and if you have a free Silver account, you will be sent a separate email giving you a coupon to level up to a Gold account for six months. The email will have the subject line “6-Month Gold Upgrade for being a new NCE!”

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