Distinguish yourself by becoming a Nearpod Certified Educator

Get connected to a community of other Nearpod Certified Educators, and receive increased support and resources for sharing Nearpod with your colleagues.

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

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

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

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

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  • Support for sharing Nearpod

  • 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 learn how to get started and other advanced strategies with Nearpod.

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

    Review The Lesson Guide
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    Use any Nearpod lesson to teach 15+ students over the course of 1+ class periods.

    Launch A Lesson

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • That’s great that you have already completed the 3 steps to become a Nearpod Certified Educator (learn, create, teach)! To become part of this community simply fill out the NCE application.
  • Make sure you read the lesson guide so you know what your lesson needs to include before you submit your NCE application. If your lesson is not what we are looking for, update your lesson before you submit it in your application.
  • We check all new applications within two weeks of submission.
  • The qualification process to be part of this community is designed to not take a lot of time. The trainings on our resources page are between 30-60 minutes (you can choose from self-paced or live webinars). You also qualify if you get a live training at your school from a Nearpod Customer Success Manager or PioNear. The NCE application only takes about 10 minutes to fill out.
  • We understand how busy teachers are (a lot of us on the Nearpod team are former teachers), so we offer self-paced webinars that you can do at your own pace and on your own time. Find them on our resources page at this link.
  • We have designed Nearpod to be very easy and intuitive to use, but if you have trouble figuring out how to use any aspect of Nearpod, visit the Nearpod Help Center. If you want to contact someone directly and get personalized attention, email support@nearpod.com.
  • Yes! You most definitely qualify if you are no longer a classroom teacher. 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. Many community members are teachers, but a sizable population of NCEs is responsible for training and managing teachers.
  • We love it when our community members share Nearpod with colleagues and other teachers. Once you become part of the Nearpod Certified Educator community, we’ll actually supply you with materials specifically designed to support you in doing this.
  • 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!”