Preparing to take the exam
Before registering, be sure to review the Requirements, Exam Content and FAQs for the Associate Android Developer exam located here.
Registering and entering ID and payment information
After you accept Terms and Conditions, you will purchase the exam, log in with a Google Account (if you do not have one, you will be able to create one during the login process), upload your picture ID (such as a driver's license or passport), and provide payment information. The exam is priced at $149 USD.
Prepare for the exam
After payment and ID verification, you will proceed to Android Studio and install the custom Google Developers Certification plugin. Once you have installed the plugin and signed in with the account you used in the previous step, you will begin the exam. Detailed instructions will be provided before you start the exam.
Take the exam
After you download the plugin and sign in, you exam will be provided to you. You will have a maximum of eight hours to complete the exam. If you have not completed the exam after eight hours it will be auto-submitted for you.
Submit the exam
Once your exam has been submitted, you may take a short break and then you will need to complete a 10-15 minute video “exit interview.” This exit interview will require you to have a working webcam and microphone and will be recorded for grading purposes.
Note: If you do not complete your exam within 8 hours and your exit interview within the alloted time, your submission will be auto-failed and you will be required to pay again to take the exam.
Receive your certification
After you have submitted your exam and completed your exit interview, it will be available for grading. Your exam will be graded using a combination of machine and human grading and will take up to 45 days. You will be notified when grading has been completed and may review the status of your submission on your Candidate Portal.