Program Format

To become certified, the candidate will:

  • Enroll in our online course in our Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Complete a series of short online courses
  • Submit original work for evaluation

Time Commitment and Due Dates

Upon enrollment in the LMS, the introductory course describes the structure and workload of the certification process. You will see specific due dates too.


  • Certification courses are released weekly, over a 4-6 week period.
  • We estimate the entire process will take 4 hours a week, roughly 20 hours in total.
  • Requirements are competency based, not “seat time” based, so we cannot measure hours precisely.


Upon completion of certification:

  • We will provide a personalized letter describing the process and indicating that certification took 20 hours to complete. You are welcome to share this letter with your administrators.
  • Within NY state, we are a licensed CTLE provider and will provide 20 CTLE hours for successful completion.
  • Certified educators will receive a certificate, badge, exclusive swag box, and invitation to the permanent certification community on Facebook.

How to Submit Requirements


Assignments are collected through the LMS. Many submissions are reviewed by our (human!) course facilitators! On those submissions, you will receive feedback including notes about any changes that need to be made to your submission if it fails to meet acceptance criteria.


We all know that reflecting and sharing are an important part of the learning process. Each course will have at least 1 discussion question. You are expected to share your own thoughts and a thoughtful response to your fellow certification candidates. There may be times of disagreement – but please assume good intent.

Evaluation Criteria

We trust you. You’re a professional and you can distinguish good work from lousy work. Therefore, we aren’t providing micro-detailed rubrics for each assignment. However, we are expecting that the submissions are clearly written, make sense, and show effort. If we determine that your submissions fall below an acceptable level, we will ask you to resubmit. When you submit acceptable work before the deadline, you will become “Certified.”

Certification Learning Objectives

Anchored in common “Problems of Practice”, each course in the certification program illustrates how a teaching or learning strategy can be used or enhanced with BrainPOP. Participants will demonstrate mastery in the following core BrainPOP elements, apply the learnings to their own practice, and share their ideas with the cohort’s professional learning community.

Note: This process includes “electives” which gives you autonomy to make choices about which dimensions of BrainPOP to learn more deeply about.

  1. Content: Become a BrainPOP expert – learn how BrainPOP’s learning activities can support consistent, equitable and meaningful learning experiences for all students.
    1. Creative tools (Make-a-Movie, Make-a-Map, and Creative Coding)
    2. Special collections (SEL, Digital Citizenship)
  2. Assessment: Using Individual Accounts to track learning with quizzes, activities, concept maps & playful assessments with Make-a-Map, Make-a-Movie, Coding projects, & learning games.
  3. Teacher Support: Harnessing teacher support resources such as lesson plans and pacing guides on BrainPOP Educators – BrainPOP’s teacher support hub.
  4. Training: Training teachers in your community to enhance instruction through BrainPOP products.


For questions about certification, please reach out to We’d love to hear from you!


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