ISTE Certification is Now Fully Online!


Due to the extraordinary circumstances that we now face, with closures and social distancing, ISTE and Eduscape will provide ISTE Certification fully online for the foreseeable future. Traditionally, our certification was in a blended format with two days of face-to-face (F2F) training and nine weeks of online asynchronous learning. Learners were given six months to create and submit a portfolio based on the ISTE Standards for Educators.


In place of the required F2F learning, Phase 1: Initial Learning, will take place online over a 10-day period. Learners will attend four 90-minute virtual sessions via Zoom. Participants are expected to spend approximately 1.5 – 3.0 hours between each synchronous session completing asynchronous activities. Some activities are individual and some require working with one or two partners. This alternative format allows educators to continue professional learning and acquire skills to support their new roles in virtual instruction.


During Phase 2: Continuing Learning, learners are required to complete five modules over the course of 9 weeks. The first 4 modules are two weeks long and the final module is one week. Learners work independently to complete assignments and will receive feedback from their peers and guidance from the Eduscape facilitator. During this phase, there are four required 60-minute check-in sessions. These sessions will take place every other week.


Please view ISTE’s FAQ document for more information about the program.

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.


Face to Face or Online Cohort Options Available.

Ready for ISTE Certification?

To be successful in this program we believe it is important to consider these questions.

  1. Are you an educator who is interested in professional growth and who sees the ISTE Standards as a roadmap for using technology to learn?
  2. Are you an educator who has experience and comfort using varied technology in the classroom?
  3. Are you an educator who is comfortable with and has experience successfully taking online professional learning (courses)?

To register via purchase order, please fill out this form.
In most cases entitlement funds can be used to attend.

Steps to Becoming an ISTE Certified Educator

Attend an in-person workshop (12 hours of face-to-face instruction)

Complete online coursework (9 weeks / 4-6 hrs per week of eLearning)

Assemble and submit ePortfolio

What Educators Think About Our

ISTE Certification Workshops

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“My overall experience with the training was excellent.

They really used a variety of learning methods. It was

an opportunity to get to know people from around the

area and I’m walking away feeling confident with my



-Ann Oro, Director of Instructional Technology, Diocese of Newark

Why Become an ISTE Certified Educator?

Recognized by ISTE, valued by leaders.


  • The ISTE Standards define a new skill set that empowers educators to rethink and redesign learning with technology. ISTE recognizes individuals who can demonstrate and apply the standards, earning the distinction of an ISTE Certified Educator.
  • Leaders are looking for those with a growth mindset to adapt, thrive and lead learning with technology in their schools and districts. Earning the ISTE Certification demonstrates to leaders and colleagues those who have the initiative, drive and skills needed to transform, personalize and empower learning in the classroom and school.

Based on globally recognized standards.


  • States, districts and schools are using the ISTE Standards as their framework for digital learning because the standards are based on research, were built by educators for educators and help prepare students for success in a digital world.
  • Educator preparation programs are using the ISTE Standards to graduate the next generation of teachers capable of using technology purposefully for learning.

Pedagogy first, technology second.


  • Unlike certifications from the private sector, the ISTE Certification for Educators is vendor neutral, so the skills developed will be transferable to any system, device, or tool.
  • While technology opens up a whole new world of opportunities for learnings, the ISTE Certification for Educators focuses on changing practice and improving learning outcomes with technology.

Graduate Level Credits


  • Opportunity to earn three graduate level credits through New Jersey City University

Benefits of becoming an ISTE Certified Educator

  • Opportunity to earn three graduate level credits.
  • Becomes part of the ISTE Certified Educator community
  • Join ISTE Certified Educator meetups at the ISTE conference
  • Identify yourself with the ISTE Certified Educator email signature and digital badges

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Required Investment: $749
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ISTE Certification for Educators is a new competency-based, vendor and device-neutral teacher certification based on the ISTE Standards for Educators. This digital credential recognizes educators who understand how to use edtech for learning in meaningful and transformative ways.

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