Overview
Exam Guides
Registration
Program Details
FAQ

Validate your skills as a data expert

By becoming Looker certified, you’ll:

  • Stand out as an expert within the data community
  • Showcase your Looker knowledge
  • Expand your resume with proven skills
  • Get some great swag you can show off, and other Looker perks

Certification exams

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:

LookML Developer

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.

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Looker Business Analyst

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.

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Exam guides

LookML Developer

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.

Business Analyst

Looker report development, data visualization, and dashboard best practices. We recommend having 5+ months of experience with these skills before you register.

How to register for your exam

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.

If you don’t have an account associated with either Looker or Google Cloud certification exams, 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, or learn more here.

  1. Decide if you want to take your exam online or in person.
  2. Head over to Webassessor and create your account. If you already did that, great. Just log in.
  3. Click 'Register for an Exam' in the black menu bar.
  4. Find the Looker Certification catalog bar and expand the section to view the delivery options.
  5. Click the Buy Now button for whichever delivery method you prefer.
  6. Follow the prompts to schedule your exam. Be sure to review the reschedule and cancellation policy.
  7. Review your exam details and then click checkout. You can enter a voucher/coupon code and/or a credit card. Please note: certification exams are taxable per local laws, so you will see applicable tax listed during the checkout process.
  8. Click submit. Once the payment processes, you should see a purchase confirmation.

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.

Program details

Exam candidate agreement

Please see our terms and privacy policy. You’ll be asked to agree to this before you begin your exam.

Languages available

Our exams are available in English. If English is not your first language, you may request extended time as an accommodation. Click here for more information.

Special accommodations

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.

Learn more about accommodation requests here.

Retake policy

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.

Receiving a certification / logo

Learn more about certification badges and benefits here.

Recertification

Learn more about our recertification policy and process here.

I have a question or comment that isn’t covered here

We’d love to hear from you. Reach out to the team at here.

FAQ

What is a Looker certification?

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.

Why should I get Looker certified?

Looker Certifications are now hosted by Google Cloud - which means there are new places to get all of your questions answered. Please check out our new area in the help center, or head to the community to learn more.

Exam registration

How do I register to take a Looker certification exam?

Check out the Registration page to see a step-by-step guide to exam registration.

Can I reschedule my exam if I can’t make my scheduled appointment?

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 I need to reschedule my exam, will I be able to reuse the voucher I used in my original registration?

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.

Is there an age requirement to take a Looker certification exam?

Yes, you must be 18 or older to be eligible for any Looker certification exam.

Exam preparation

Are there any prerequisites?

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.

Which Looker certification is right for me?

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.

What does each exam cover?

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.

Taking the exam

What identification do I need to take an exam?

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:

  • Government-issued driver’s license
  • U.S. Department of State driver’s license
  • National/state/country identification card
  • Passport
  • Passport card
  • Military ID
  • Alien registration card (that is, a green card, permanent resident visa, and so on)

Your secondary identification must include your name and signature. Examples include:

  • Debit/ATM card
  • Credit card
  • School ID
  • IDs mentioned under primary ID
What are the system requirements for taking an online proctored exam?

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.

What kind of support can I get from the Kryterion help center?

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.

What happens if my internet connection is interrupted while taking the exam?

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.

Who do I contact for technical difficulties?

For any issues connecting with the online proctor or technical issues during the exam, please chat with Kryterion’s technical support team or send them an email.

How long will it take to complete an online proctored 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.

Are breaks allowed during my 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.

What happens if I am early/late for my scheduled 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.

What resources am I allowed to use during an online proctored exam?

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.

Results and scoring

What is the exam retake policy?

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.

Can I provide exam feedback to Looker?

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.

What is the pass rate for Looker certification exams?

Pass rates for Looker certification exams are confidential.

Can I get a list of Looker certified individuals?

No. Looker’s Privacy Policy does not allow us to share personally identifiable information or exam pass/fail results without explicit candidate consent.

Questions? Comments? Need more help? Contact us, and we’ll help you out.

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