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[2023] 700+ Free Google Certifications

Google offers many online courses with free certificates and badges. We’ve put together a full list.

From Gmail to Maps, Google offers a ton of useful apps. For instance, this article was originally drafted on Google Docs, like most of our articles at Class Central. What many people don’t know is that Google also offers many online courses — and some of them include free certificates and badges!

Indeed, besides offering courses on platforms like Coursera and Udacity, Google itself runs a series of educational platforms with different goals. For example, the Grow with Google initiative and Google’s Digital Garage offer online courses to help learners gain digital skills or prepare them to run online businesses.

Fortunately, hundreds of these courses offer free certificates or badges. We even earned a few ourselves, as you’ll see below. So we decided to sift through Google’s entire online learning ecosystem to compile all their free certificate courses.

In total, we found over 700 courses, covering topics such as digital marketing, Google Analytics, and Google Cloud. You can find the full list below.

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Without further ado, here are Google’s online courses with free certificates and badges.


Free Google Analytics Certifications

Rui‘s free Google Analytics certificate

As you can imagine, Google Analytics Academy provides online courses on Google Analytics, the company’s web traffic monitoring platform. Each course includes a series of videos and assessments.

After getting a score of 80% or higher on each assessment, you’ll earn a free certificate of completion, like the one above. These will appear on your profile on the platform, but you can also download them and share them via LinkedIn.

Here are the free certificate courses offered on the platform:

Later this year, Google will complete the transition to the latest major version of its analytics platform, Google Analytics 4. For the occasion, Google has launched new online courses. Here’s the list:

Free Google Digital Marketing Certifications

Google’s Fundamentals of Digital Marketing sample certificate

Google Digital Garage provides 160 online courses to learn digital skills on a wide variety of topics. Most notably, the course Fundamentals of Digital Marketing offered by Google includes a free certificate of completion. The course includes 26 modules, each with their own video and quiz.

For each module you complete, you’ll earn a badge. Once you complete all the modules, you’ll unlock a certificate like the one above. All your badges and certificates will be added to your profile page.

(If you’re interested in digital marketing, you may want to have a look at our dedicated compilation: 1000+ Free Digital Marketing Certificates & Badges.)

Free Google Ads Certifications

Rui‘s free Google Ads 360 certificate

Google Skillshop provides free training programs for a large number of Google services, including their marketing tools. There are courses on all the following subjects: Google Ads, Google AdMob, Google Marketing Platform, Google My Business, YouTube, and more.

In total, the Google Skillshop offers close to 80 online courses with a free certificate of completion. As usual, you’ll unlock the certificate once you complete the course assessments. One difference here is that these courses are all text-based. Below is a selection of some of them. You can find the full course list here.

Free Google Developer Certifications

Google Developers Platforms course catalog

The Google Developers Platform offers a wealth of resources for professional and aspiring developers. In particular, the platform has over 1000 online courses from beginner to advanced levels to learn:

  • Programming: Kotlin, JavaScript, Go…
  • Specific libraries: TensorFlow, Angular, Flutter…
  • Software & services: Kubernetes, Maps, Pay…

Notably, a substantial portion of the platform’s catalog is dedicated to Android development.

You can take individual courses, but if you’re looking for a deeper dive, you may prefer one of Google’s 130 learning pathways. These consist of a sequence of mini-courses and culminate in a quiz. After passing the quiz, you’ll receive a badge that appears on your developer profile.

Here’s a selection of courses you may take on the platform:

Free Google Certifications from Qwiklabs

Manoel‘s free Qwiklabs Cloud Essentials badge

Qwiklabs, a startup acquired by Google and since then rebranded to Google Cloud Skills Boost (though the Qwiklabs name lingers), lets you learn Google Cloud through a hands-on approach. On the platform, you can complete close to 600 labs in a real cloud environment.

In addition to individual labs, you can take full courses or so-called “quests”, which typically consist of a series of labs. There are over 300 courses and quests. These typically end with a timed assessment. Upon completion you’ll receive a badge.

Finally, there are 26 learning paths, which consist of a series of quests and courses.

While the platform offers free or free-to-audit courses, completing labs typically requires spending “credits”. However, there are multiple ways to get credits for free.

For instance, if you’re a student with a valid university email address, you can claim 200 free Qwiklabs credits through this page. That’s what I did a few years back, allowing me to earn the certificate above.

100+ Qwiklabs Quests

Qwiklabs quests, just like learning paths, consist of a series of labs. These are hands-on activities conducted within a real cloud environment. That’s what makes Qwiklabs special: you’re getting genuine hands-on practice.

For instance, if you start a Kubernetes quest, you’ll be dropped into a real GKE instance ⁠— that is, an actual virtual compute cluster created temporarily for you to practice on.

Here’s a selection of Qwiklabs quests:

200 Qwiklabs Courses

Similar to quests, Qwiklabs courses consist of a sequence of lessons, quizzes, and labs. Upon completion of all the elements, you’ll unlock a badge for your Qwiklabs profile.

Here’s a selection of courses:

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Rui Ma

With a background in Health Statistics and Sociology, she has built a career path in Data Analytics.
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Comments 22

  1. George Nii Amoah Odamtten

    Thanks for such a great compilation. Being searching for one and your nailed it. Like the presentation and detail. Hoping to see more

    Reply
  2. Nicolas

    Amazing!

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  3. ami

    so much to learn with not so much time

    Reply
  4. Hoang Viet

    Thank you very much !

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    • Samman

      l hope I’ll be very great full to this site after this course.

      Reply
  5. Palwasha Saif

    This article helped me a lot, Thanks.

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  6. Md Moaz Ali

    Thanks a lot Google

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    • Afreen

      I have been looking and thinking what to do in my career break, here I go.
      thank you Google hope I will reset my career.

      Reply
  7. Muhammad Bilal Mohib-ul-Nabi

    Amazing Work.Thank you so much.

    Reply
  8. zayed

    Hi

    But those quest learning path are not free right
    they require credits

    Reply
  9. Opeyemi Olanihun

    This is great! So much to learn. Thanks a lot, Rui!

    Reply
  10. Beatric Anary

    Awesome and helpful. Thanks so much.

    Reply
  11. Jenny Tailya

    Wow, this was a suggested article from Google because I been looking for things like this for the last month. Scarry! Lots to learn and summer is here! I wish I saw this in Jan.

    Reply
  12. Faiza

    Amazing

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  13. PRAVEEN RAO

    Wow..thanks for this article..helped a lot..

    Reply
  14. Christophe Marti

    Great… thank you very much for your work

    Reply
  15. Chibuike

    Please, is this page updated regularly? I want to bookmark it.

    Reply
    • Dhawal Shah

      Yes, we do update it regularly.

      Reply
  16. Imdad

    Amazing collection. Thanks for your hard work

    Reply
  17. Mounir

    Thans a lot for sharing

    Reply
  18. Helen

    Wow! Awesome collection.
    Thanks for the compilation and for sharing this.

    Reply
  19. Dhn Br

    Thank you so much

    Reply

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