Link and unlink your Google Ads and Skillshop accounts

 

Start meeting the Google Partners Certifications requirement today 

Sign in to Skillshop to complete your certification – it shouldn’t take more than an hour to take the exam, depending on experience level. As a reminder, at least 50% of your company’s account strategists must be certified in order to be a Google Partner starting in February 2022.

Get certified now

Linking your Google Ads and Skillshop accounts is the only way to make your individual Skillshop certifications count toward your company’s Google Partners requirements. Certifications are one of the requirements for the Google Partner badge, so it’s important to link your Google Ads and Skillshop accounts.

Learn more about how to make your certifications count toward the Certifications requirement

Before you begin

Note:

  • You’ll need to set up an account on Skillshop. Learn how to set up your Skillshop account
  • We recommend linking a single Skillshop account with a single Google Ads user’s account.
    • If a second Skillshop user tries to link to the same Google Ads user’s account email address, they will get an error and won't be able to link until the original linked user email address is unlinked.
    • While a single Skillshop account can be linked to multiple Google Ads users’ accounts email addresses (which will show up as "shared with N other users" in the UI), only one set of certifications will be counted.
  • We recommend using your personal email for your Skillshop account and linking to a corporate email in Google Ads. That way, your certifications are still attributed to you as you move companies.

Instructions

Link your Google Ads and Skillshop accounts

  1. First, you’ll need to go to the ‘Edit profile’ page of your Skillshop account. You can do this one of two ways.
  2. You can go to Skillshop and log in. Make sure you log in with your personal Skillshop account (or the account you are using to earn certifications).
  3. Click on your profile picture in the top right corner. Then click My Profile. Under your profile picture, click Edit Profile.
  4. Scroll down to Share my Skillshop account information
  5. Choose the Connect your Google Ads Account button and select the email address you are using on your Google Ads account to ensure your Google Ads certifications are credited to your Google Ads account.
  6. Read through the Data Sharing Agreement. Click Accept and continue.
  7. Log in with or choose the email address you are using to access your Google Ads manager account.

When you log back into your Google Ads account, you should see your updated linking status by going to the User certifications table in the Partners program tab.

Check your linking status

  1. Log in to your Google Ads manager account.
  2. Click on the Partners program tab in your left navigation bar.
  3. Click on the View Details link in the Badge status card.
  4. In the Badge status page in the Requirements section, find the Certifications row and click on View users.
  5. Once you are on the User certifications page, you will see a list of users and their linking status. If you are logged into your Ads manager account, the email you see in parentheses in this table is the Skillshop user account you’ve linked to your Ads account.

Unlink your Google Ads and Skillshop accounts

  1. Log in to your personal Skillshop account.
  2. Click on your profile picture in the top right corner. Then click My Profile. Under your profile picture, click Edit Profile.
  3. Scroll down to the section Share my Skillshop account information
  4. Under the "Connect to Google Ads Account button", you’ll see ‘Google Ads’, followed by your email address.
  5. Click the x [icon], to unlink your account.
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