The Looker certification exams can be taken in-person at a testing center with a proctor, or online with a proctor via a computer camera to ensure integrity of the exam.
The following exams are now available:
This exam covers LookML code development, maintenance, troubleshooting, caching policies, and data modeling best practices. Please be comfortable with SQL and have 3+ months of experience with these skills before you register.Learn more arrow_forward
This exam covers Looker report development, data visualization, and dashboard best practices. We recommend having 5+ months of experience with these skills before you register.Learn more arrow_forward
Looker uses an exam platform called Webassessor for exam administration. You’ll need to create an account with Webassessor in order to register for an exam. See the quick step-by-step guide below for more information.
Congratulations! You are now registered for your exam. You’ll receive an email confirming your purchase and registration shortly.
Our exams are available in English.
To request an accommodation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org before scheduling your exam.
Testing accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis and may require supporting documentation. Depending on the accommodation requested, it can take 30+ days prior to your test date to arrange the accommodations—so please reach out early.
If you don’t pass an exam, you can retake it after five days. But before you register again, make sure to review the study materials, as you’ll only be allowed three attempts in a 12-month period. Please note that payment is required each time you take an exam.
If you try to get around this policy somehow (including by registering under a different name), your certification will be denied or revoked.
We'd much rather award you a certification than take one away. If you need more than three attempts, please use the rest of that 12-month period to build up your Looker skills using the many resources at your disposal.
It’s extremely important to us that you are evaluated fairly when you take a Looker Certification exam. Here are a few ways we ensure that happens:
Because they get updated from time to time, we don’t publish specific passing scores. The important thing is knowing if you passed or not, and we’ll tell you that right away by email.
Once you pass a Looker Certification exam, you will immediately receive an email that includes a PDF certificate. Yes, that’s instant bragging rights.
Since the Looker platform is updated regularly, your Looker Certification needs to be updated regularly, too. To keep your certification active each year, you will need to take a recertification exam during the certification maintenance window. Here are the details:
We’d love to hear from you. Reach out to the team at email@example.com.
We’re excited to offer a free self-guided path to learning and discounted certification exam fee to active service members and veterans of the US Military. Use an array of free resources to amp up your knowledge, and earn a certification to show that you’re a contender in the data economy.
Learning materials include:
Ready to get started? Have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more about our veterans’ discount.See the step-by-step registration guide arrow_forward
Transition smoothly to a career in data by building on skills you already have.
Now that I work for somebody who utilizes Looker, I’m comfortable with knowing I can handle anything. I have the fundamentals locked in, and I’m well on my way to full certification.Tyler Allcorn, Veterans Scholarship Program Alumni, Senior Customer Success Manager at Olo, Former Army Special Forces
Time: 2 hours
Ideal for people who are interested in helping organizations use data to drive business decisions. Certified Looker Business Analysts use Looker Explores to create and curate content through data visualization and report building.
Ideal for people interested in potentially exploring Looker’s more advanced features. Looker LookML Developers design, model, build and maintain LookML (Looker’s proprietary code). Certified LookML Developers work with databases, SQL and BI tools.
Time: 30 minutes
You can apply to the program by filling out this Google form: Veteran Scholarship Program Application.
You can expect us to get back to you within 5 business days.
Time: 2 hours
Once you’ve been accepted, the process has begun. You’ll start with online training --- 100% free.
Once you finish online training, we’ll email you a voucher to begin Step 4.
Time: 2 hours
You’ll use the voucher we emailed you after completing step 3 to participate in specialized webinars.
Again, when you’re done, we’ll email you another voucher to begin step 5.
Time: 5 hours for Business Analyst; 16 hours for LookML Developer
You’ll use the voucher we emailed you after completing step 4 to attend Looker Bootcamp(s) for your learning path.
Once you finish bootcamp, you can start practicing in step 6.
Time: 30 - 40 hours
Now you’re ready to rinse and repeat. Keep practicing in the Looker Playground you received during bootcamp until you feel confident.
When you feel ready, email us and we'll send you a voucher to register for your certification exam.
Time: 2 hours
You’ll take your certification exam and receive the results immediately after submission.
Assuming you passed (not everyone does), you can start connecting with employers looking for your expertise. We recommend searching job websites using “Looker” as a keyword
Plus, you’ll have the data creds to join the Looker-certified community, which is loaded with mentors and subject-matter experts.
A Looker certification is a valuable industry credential that demonstrates your technical skills. The exams use industry best practices and standards to assess whether Looker’s proficiency standards are met.
So that you can showcase your Looker knowledge, stand out as an expert within the data community, and expand your resume with proven skills.
Check out the Registration page to see a step-by-step guide to exam registration.
Absolutely. You can reschedule without incurring fees as long as you do so with enough advanced notice. For onsite proctored exams, you can reschedule until 72 hours before your exam time. For online proctored exams, you can reschedule until 24 hours before your exam takes place.
Yes, you must be 18 or older to be eligible for any Looker certification exam.
Yes, we offer a free self-guided path to learning and discounted certification exam fee to active service members and veterans of the US Military. Check out the Program Details page for more information.
Our exams are currently available in U.S. English.
While we highly recommend Looker training and on-the-job experience, there are no prerequisites for taking Looker certification exams. Please review the exam details for the exam you want to take for more information about what the exam covers and the suggested training.
Certifications focus on Looker skills related to specific job roles. Check out our exam guides to learn more about each exam and identify which one sounds the most similar to what you do.
Each exam covers Looker functionality and usage as it relates to specific job roles. Check out our exam guides to learn more about the content covered in each and the resources available to help you prepare.
You will need to present two forms of government-issued identification if you’re taking your exam at a Kryterion Testing Center.
Your primary identification must include your name, photograph, and signature. Examples include:
Your secondary identification must include your name and signature. Examples include:
Check out the hardware and software requirements to make sure you’ll be able to launch your exam on your computer. Before your exam, make sure to test your webcam and internet speed, and to install Kryterion’s Sentinel Secure software.
Kryterion help provides support for all things related to taking your exam. You can find a testing center, find out if you meet the technical requirements for online proctored exams, and run a systems check prior to launching an online proctored exam. You can also contact support 24/7.
If your internet connection is lost, your exam time should stop and your progress should autosave. Please contact Kryterion support if this happens.
You will receive your exam results as soon as you finish, both within the exam platform and via email. If you pass, your emailed results will also include your certificate and an official badge for your certification.
Your scaled score is a conversion of the number of items that you answer correctly to a consistent and standardized scale. This model is used so that we can equate scores across multiple exam forms that may have slightly different difficulty levels.
If you don’t pass, you are eligible to try again after five days. However, you will be limited to only three attempts within a 12-month period.
We would love to have your feedback! We have enabled a comments box below each test question on the exam that you can use to provide us with any concerns or comments that you have about any test question.
You can manually add your Looker certificate to your profile by following the directions outlined in LinkedIn help.
Your certification will be valid for 12 months, and then will be extended as long as you meet the recertification requirements.
Pass rates for Looker certification exams are confidential.
You won’t see question-level details, but you will see how well you did on each major topic area on your exam score report. This will help you identify areas for continued growth or help you prepare for your next attempt.
We’re building a network of Looker subject matter experts (SMEs) to participate in certification exam development. If you’re interested in becoming a Looker SME, we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with us at email@example.com to learn more.
If you have any questions or comments on the Looker certified program, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org