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 Certifications are delivered on Webassessor through Kryterion, and can be taken at any of the 1,100+ testing centers located globally or remotely from the comfort of your home or office.
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.
Note: Your legal first and last name in your Webassessor account must match the name on your government-issued photo ID. In case of a mismatch, you will not be allowed to take the exam, and your exam fee will be forfeited. To update your legal name before the scheduled date, contact support.
Our exams are available in English and Japanese.
To request an accommodation, please contact us at email@example.com before scheduling your exam.
Testing accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis and may require supporting documentation. Depending on the request, arranging an accommodation with our test delivery partners and third-party services can take up to 30 days for the exams scheduled at testing centers, and up to 2 weeks for remotely (online) proctored exams.
If you don't pass an exam, you can take it again after 14 days. If you don't pass the second time, you must wait 60 days before you can take it a third time. If you don't pass the third time, you must wait 365 days before taking it again.
Please note that payment is required each time you take an exam.
All attempts, regardless of exam language and delivery method (in-person or online testing), count toward the total permissible attempts, and the waiting period between attempts still applies. If you attempt to circumvent this policy (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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re excited to offer a discounted certification exam fee to active service members and veterans of the US Military. Use an array of free resources at training 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 email@example.com 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.
If you need to make any changes to your scheduled exam, please log in to your Webassessor account and click Reschedule or Cancellation next to your scheduled exam. For onsite exams scheduled at a testing center, late rescheduling or cancellation fee is applied if you are trying to update the registration within 72 hours of your scheduled start time. For online proctored exams taken remotely, late rescheduling or cancellation fee is applied if you are trying to update the registration within 24 hours of your scheduled start time.
If you reschedule your exam before your reschedule window closes (>24 hours prior to online exam, >72 hours prior to an in-person/testing center exam), then yes! Your same voucher can be applied. However, if you redeem a voucher for an exam and then fail to sit for it or cancel your participation within the applicable exam delivery window, the voucher code is considered “consumed” and cannot be reused.
Yes, you must be 18 or older to be eligible for any Looker certification exam.
Yes, we offer a discounted certification exam fee to active service members and veterans of the US Military. Check out the Program Details for more information.
Our exams are currently available in U.S. English and Japanese.
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.
If you are taking an exam via online delivery, you must provide your government-issued photo ID (see examples below under primary identification) when checking in with the online testing proctor. Your legal first and last name must match the name on your government-issued photo ID. In case of a mismatch, you will not be allowed to take the exam, and your exam fee will be forfeited. To update your legal name before the scheduled date, contact support.
If you are taking your exam at a Kryterion Testing Center, you will need to bring 2 forms of ID.
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. Looker and Kryterion are not responsible for any unsuccessful session due to poor internet connectivity, low bandwidth at the test taker’s site, or inability to meet the system and technical requirements prior to the exam launch. A Kryterion technician will attempt to restart your exam session, but if the session cannot be immediately restarted and you have been exposed to exam content, the attempt will count and the retake policy will apply. If you wish to re-register, please do so in Webassessor after the cool off period has ended. Payment is required each time you take an exam.
After you start the exam, an online proctor will verify your identity, ensure the testing environment is secured, and then launch the exam. This may take up to 15 minutes. Once the exam is launched, you are allotted 100 minutes to complete the exam.
No breaks are allowed during your exam. Make sure that you’re well-prepared to take the exam in one sitting. Taking any break during the exam will result in a forced submission. If you have any medical condition requiring accommodations, you can request them before your scheduled exam time. Please reach out to support at least 1-2 weeks prior to scheduling your online proctored exam.
On the exam date, you may launch the test session 10 minutes prior and up to 20 minutes after the scheduled time. If you do not launch your exam during that window of time, the session will be auto-cancelled and your exam fee will be forfeited. You will need to re-register and pay for the exam again.
Your testing space must be free of resources including but not limited to external monitors, scratch papers, writing instruments, note-taking materials, smart devices, wearables, food, or water. Please go over the Terms & Conditions for more information.
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 an exam, you can take it again after 14 days. If you don't pass the second time, you must wait 60 days before you can take it a third time. If you don't pass the third time, you must wait 365 days before taking it again. Payment is required each time you attempt the exam.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
If you have any questions or comments on the Looker certified program, please contact: email@example.com