CEP Program Terms & FAQs

The CK-12 Certified Educator Program transitioned in August 2020 to a fully, on-demand offering. All information below relates to the current program. If you are attempting to finish your certification with the older program (that required live webinar attendance) and need assistance please email jumpstart@ck12.org.

Program Terms & Eligibility

What are the certification requirements?

To become certified with CK-12, you need to work your way through the 10 lessons (which include video content, inline questions, resources and more) in the CEP FlexBook®. Then complete the matching “quiz” assignments with a 70% grade or above and turn in your work.

Can I get credit for previous attendance & work?

Live attendance in any webinar offerings from CK-12 is not a requirement of this newer program. Work from the previous version of this program can be credited to wrap that up if the live requirement was met, but this program requires completion of the noted 10 assignments to become certified.

What documentation will I receive?

Upon completion of program requirements, CK-12 Certified Educators are issued a certificate and letter documenting their work and 10 hours completed for the program. Many educators use that as documentation of professional development for their school or district. If you need additional documentation for attendance in any live webinar that CK-12 offers, see the follow up email you will receive (which is sent out approximately 24 hours after a webinar ends). From there, you can add your name as you would like it to be written. If you do not receive that email for any reason, reach out to jumpstart@ck12.org.

Will I need to recertify?

CK-12 Certified Educator certificates are valid for 2 years. To maintain active status, educators can choose from a variety of options for recertification, all of which can be viewed in the alumni portal after initial certification.

Who is eligible to become CK-12 certified?

All educators (and those who work with educators), whether a teacher in a class, a district administrator, a homeschool parent, a teacher-in-training, or someone who trains other teachers, are more than welcome to join us for this program.

What is the cost of the program?

Like all of CK-12’s resources, the program is completely FREE!

How do I register?

To register, go to www.ck12.org/certifed and click “Join.” You will be added to the current CEP class and can get started at any time.

Is there a deadline?

No. This program is offered on a continuous basis. You will simply join the CK-12 Class that is active at the time you register. 


Program Completion & Benefits

What will I be able to do on CK-12 by the end of this program?

Participants will be able to navigate and use the CK-12 platform to access resources, customize content, assign modalities, utilize interactives, and track student progress. Additionally, they will gain a deeper understanding of how technology can be leveraged to support student learning in a classroom through various teaching strategies and use cases.

Can I get professional development through my district for participating in the program?

CK-12 gladly provides documentation of your completion of the CK-12 Certified Educator Program. It is up to your school or district regarding how they count this toward any continuing education/professional development requirements.

Will you give me a CK-12 Certified Educator badge for my email signature or website?

Yes! Upon completion of the program, you will have access to the CK-12 Certified Educator badge to show off your new status. This can be found in the alumni portal. Those who complete the program will be given information about the portal within 2 weeks of completion.

Will I receive a certificate of program completion?

When you complete all 10 assignments with a 70% passing grade and “Turn In” each one, you will be able to download your certificate directly from your CEP class. Note that certificates can take up to 24 hours to process. If you do not have a certificate after that time, please email jumpstart@ck12.org for assistance.

How long is my certification valid and how do I recertify?

CK-12 Certified Educator certificates are valid for 2 years from the date of issue. Educators who wish to recertify can do so through a variety of options noted in the Alumni Portal tab — which they will gain access to upon completion of the program.

What is the Alumni Portal?

This tab is available for educators who have become CK-12 Certified. It includes information on recertification, links to add their info/picture to our Alumni page, and other options.

How do I get my picture on the CEP Alumni page?

Upon certification, you will gain access to the Alumni Portal tab. There, you can complete the form to have your info/picture added to the CEP Alumni page. New alumni are added quarterly.


Still Have Questions?

We're here to help you as you learn more about CK-12 and the resources and tools we offer. Check out our help desk (www.ck12.org/help) for text and video tutorials on specific topics or email support@ck12.org with any questions about our platform.

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