Effective April 29, this exam will be renamed "Professional Google Workspace Administrator Certification Exam".

Professional Google Workspace Administrator

A Professional Google Workspace Administrator transforms business objectives into tangible configurations, policies, and security practices as they relate to users, content, and integrations. Through their understanding of their organization's infrastructure, Google Workspace Administrators enable people to work together, communicate, and access data in a secure and efficient manner. Operating with an engineering and solutions mindset, they use tools, programming languages, and APIs to automate workflows. They look for opportunities to educate end users and increase operational efficiency while advocating for Google Workspace and the Google toolset.

Related job roles: IT systems administrator, cloud solutions engineer, enterprise Google Workspace Administrator, systems engineer

The Professional Google Workspace Administrator exam assesses your ability to:

  • Plan and implement Google Workspace authorization and access
  • Manage user, resource, and shared drive life cycles
  • Control and configure Google Workspace services
  • Configure and manage endpoint access
  • Monitor organizational operations
  • Advance Google Workspace adoption and collaboration

Also available in Japanese.

Effective April 29, the Professional Collaboration Engineer Certification Exam will be renamed "Professional Google Workspace Administrator Certification Exam".

Please note that this is a name change only, and that no content, program, or exam guide changes are affected by this update. Candidates should continue to prepare using the currently published exam guide, whether they are taking the exam before or after April 29.


About this certification exam

Length: 2 hours

Registration fee: $200 (plus tax where applicable)

Languages: English, Japanese

Exam format: Multiple choice and multiple select

Exam Delivery Method:

a) Take the online-proctored exam from a remote location. Review the online testing requirements.

b) Take the onsite-proctored exam at a testing center. Locate a test center near you.

Prerequisites: None

Recommended experience: 3+ years of industry experience including 1+ year Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) administration experience.

Certification Renewal / Recertification: Candidates must recertify in order to maintain their certification status. Unless explicitly stated in the detailed exam descriptions, all Google Cloud certifications are valid for two years from the date of certification. Recertification is accomplished by retaking the exam during the recertification eligibility time period and achieving a passing score. You may attempt recertification starting 60 days prior to your certification expiration date. 

Exam overview

1. Review the exam guide

The exam guide contains a complete list of topics that may be included on the exam. Review the exam guide to determine if your skills align with the topics on the exam.

2. Training

3. Sample questions

Review sample questions to familiarize yourself with the format of exam questions and example content that may be covered on the Professional Google Workspace Administrator exam.

4. Schedule your exam

Register and select the option to take the exam remotely or at a nearby testing center.

Review exam terms and conditions and data sharing policies.