How do I get a verified teacher account? (CS Principles and CS Discoveries only)

Follow’s CS Discoveries and CS Principles courses offer additional materials for teachers  that have become 'verified teachers.' These materials include...

  • Student assessments and surveys
  • Example solutions and answer keys
  • The ability to leave feedback for students on levels
  • Teaching tips
  • And more!

This document covers frequently asked questions about becoming a verified teacher.

What is a verified teacher and who should become one?

A verified teacher is a teacher account that we can verify belongs to a teacher. You will want to become a verified teacher if you are planning on teaching our CS Principles or CS Discoveries courses. By becoming verified, you will get access to answer keys, project exemplars, and locked lessons. Learn more about locked lessons here.

How do I become a verified teacher?

You can become a verified teacher by:

  1. Attending Professional Development for our CS Discoveries or CS Principles courses - this process should happen automatically once you've attended Professional Development OR
  2. Being manually verified as an actual teacher - if you have not gone through our Professional Development, you can apply to become verified by filling out this form. Note that it may take up to 7 business days to become verified as this is a manual process, so we encourage you to fill out this form as soon as you can. You will receive an email once you are verified.

Can I teach the course even if I am not verified yet?

Yes! You should still be able to teach the CS Principles and CS Discoveries courses even if you are not a verified teacher. You just won’t be able to access some of the materials like our answer keys, or administer any locked surveys or assessments.   

I already submitted my form for becoming verified so why am I not verified yet?

We try to process requests for teacher verification as fast as we can but because it is a manual process, it can take up to 7 business days to complete. If it has been longer than 7 business days, please email us at so we can figure out what might be going on.

Can students become verified teachers?

No. The goal of having verifying teachers is making sure only users who are truly teachers have access to teacher-only content like answer keys and locked lessons.

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