Passed the Google Advertising Professional Exam

Paid Search Optimization

Badges?… We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!

AdWords Exam ResultsI’m feeling pretty good now. Besides having about 10 days off work, I just got a Christmas present from Google. I seem to have just passed the Google Advertising Professional Exam. Not bad for a guy who spends day and night working on nothing but organic search, right? Pat, pat, pat… Amazing what can be done with a little holiday leisure time. Honestly, I am fairly new to paid search so the exam just might be too easy if I can pass. Most of what little I know about AdWords came from doing the Google online practice exams, studying with friends and from Andrew Goodman’s excellent book, Winning Results with Google AdWords. I am thankful that the company I work for was gracious enough to sponsor me.

The last certification exam I took was many Google updates ago, the CIW Site Designer exam. Like before, Prometric Online Testing administered the exam, but not from testing center. The Google Advertising Professional exam can be conveniently passed or failed from your home pc and without a suspicious test administrator watching over you with a stick.

Merry Christmas All!

Emory Rowland

Emory Rowland is editor and keeper of the flame at Clickfire. He's a fanatical blogger, entrepreneur and builder of Internet things from way back. Emory's love for social media and success with organic search led him to start a SEO consulting venture. Apart from the Internet, he could be considered by many as pretty worthless. More...


  1. David Temple

    Congrats, I’m working on mine now and I’m and organic kinda guy too. Sure won’t hurt to have though.

  2. Hi Emory – Congratulations on your Google Advertising Professional exam – Google is getting to be our bread and butter here at WhiteGyr and when we aren’t building web site we are building links. Do you have a business web site? I see this site has a Google PR0 and it’s kinda hard to get much traffic out of that. For those fellow bloggers and blog friends not into MyBlogLog yet check out the buzz on Hannah Montana. Come aboard, its fun and an interesting way to meet people online. Cheers MarkH

  3. Thank you for comment on my blog Emory! Congratulations on passing your Google exam!!

    If you have any advice for me about my blog, I’d love to hear it!! Or do I have to hire you now!?

    Happy New Year!!


  4. I have worked for companies on their adwords campaigns spending thousands but have never taken their test. Displaying “google adwords certified” on your site is only going to help you sell those services.

    Good Job!!

  5. A Google cert? I’d never heard of such a thing. Gotta read up on that.

  6. lucy

    why cant i pass it?

    5 times iam failing now!

    i work on organic and search and i know it all… but just cant pass it!


    have any tips ?

  7. Emory Rowland

    Did you try the practice quizes at the AdWords Learning Center? They helped me.

  8. Emory,

    Glad there other people who have taken the test and passed. I have been managing google adwords for the past 5 years in addition to many other things. I personally found the test to be difficult. I am curious as to how many registered google professional’s exist in the US. Does anyone have count?

  9. I have failed for 4 times in a day :( $200 gone away … any tips to passed faster? I have take US english and UK english. There is only Australian english option for me to choose :(

  10. FYI, you can only take twice test for each language.

  11. I am Preparing for Google Adword Professional exam.
    Is there any practice exam available????.
    Please give me details about it

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