Set up your account

Sign up

When you sign up for Academy for Ads, you'll first create an account using your Google Account.

Here's some important information to keep in mind when deciding what email address to sign up with:

  • Regularly used email address: You'll want to use an email address that you check often. That way, you won't miss out on communications from Academy for Ads, such as news, special invitations, promotions, and more.
  • Email associated with a Google Account: This can be a Gmail address or non-Gmail address, such as your work email address. The email address should ideally be the same address you use to access Google ad products. If you use a non-Gmail address, make sure that the email address is linked to your Google Account.
DoubleClick Campaign Manager and DoubleClick Bid Manager content is only available to current users. If you use either of these platforms, you'll need to set your user profile to the same Google Account that you use to sign into them.

After you've signed up

Review and update your profile

When you sign in to Academy for Ads for the first time, you'll land on the Catalog page. After you’ve watched the intro video, you can go to your profile and update your fields. You'll also want to add a recovery email address to stay connected to Academy for Ads no matter where you work. The recovery email should be an address that you own that's separate from any address that you may have previously entered.

Steps for updating your profile

  1. Sign in to Academy for Ads.
  2. Next, select your company name. Adding your company name will allow your company to pull reports of your learning progress and view your earned achievements and certifications.
  3. Select your timezone.
  4. Select your language. The language you choose here will be used to filter the learning content and assessments that are localized in your language.
  5. Select whether you want to get emails from Academy for Ads. We recommend that you choose to get emails from Academy for Ads since they're the primary way to get information about recommended courses, surveys, and promotions.
  6. Click Save.

We'll send you an email to confirm your email address. Once you confirm your email address, you can stay connected to Academy for Ads no matter where you work.

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