What you get with your Hootsuite
Platform Certification

  • Industry-recognized certification that demonstrates your expertise with the world’s most-used social media management platform to clients and employers. 
  • A permanent online certificate to showcase your Hootsuite expertise that you can link to from your blog, website, or any other online profile. 
  • Listing in the Hootsuite Certified Professionals Directory, which helps brands and employers find talented social media professionals like you.

It was important for me to get certified because, as one of the social media team leads, I wanted to know the tool inside and out, while earning credentials to showcase this expertise.

Jaime ShoupSenior Social Media and Community ManagerPearson

How to get your Hootsuite
Platform Certification

Get your Hootsuite Platform Certification by passing a 65-question online exam testing your ability to use Hootsuite effectively.

The online exam is based on Hootsuite’s free online Platform Training courseware—a series of 45 video tutorials covering everything from engaging with prospects to running effective social media campaigns and contests, using Hootsuite. 

If you’re new to Hootsuite, the platform training course is a great way to quickly level up before taking the certification exam. Already a Hootsuite expert? You can take the exam right away to prove your expertise.

And no pressure: you can take the exam as many times as you need until you pass, at no extra cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the certification exam cost? 
Just $99 USD.

Does the certification ever expire? 
No. Once you pass the exam, the certification is yours forever. 

How is this different than Hootsuite’s Social Marketing Certification? 
The Social Marketing Certification demonstrates your knowledge of the core principles and strategy behind social media marketing. The Hootsuite Platform Certification demonstrates your knowledge of the Hootsuite dashboard and related solutions.  

How do I prepare for the Hootsuite Professional certification exam? 
The comprehensive Hootsuite Platform Training course uses a series of 45 video tutorials covering essential knowledge of the Hootsuite dashboard. Topics include publishing content, engaging with followers and prospects, and running social media campaigns and contests. 

How long does the exam take? 
You’ll have 75 minutes to complete the 65 question exam.

If I fail the exam will I have to pay again to retake it? 
No. You can take the exam as many times as necessary until you pass, at no extra cost.

Can I take the exam without taking the course? 
Yes. If you’re confident in your Hootsuite skills, you can go straight to the certification exam.

How challenging is the exam?
The exam is a comprehensive and detailed test of your Hootsuite platform skills and knowledge. If you’ve completed the course, you have the necessary knowledge you need to complete the exam. But remember, you can take the exam as many times as necessary until you pass, at no extra cost. The passing grade for this exam is 65%.