Buy Credits or Subscriptions

Credits give you one-time access to a lab. A subscription gives you access to all of Google Cloud Skills Boost, any time during your subscription.

How to buy Credits or Subscriptions

Credits and subscriptions can be purchased with credit cards only, and any other form of payment is not accepted. To purchase credits or a subscription, simply:

  1.  Sign in to your Qwiklabs account
    1. Note: If you do not have a Qwiklabs account, create a new Qwiklabs account 
  2. Click your avatar (located in the upper right corner of your screen)
  3. Below your email address will be a green button with n credits. Click the green button.
  4. Click Buy Credits or Subscription and make your selection.
    1. If you have a promo code to use, click Have a Promo Code? and enter your code.
  5. Click Pay with Credit Card
  6. After your payment has been accepted, Qwiklabs will email a receipt from

Note: If you wish to purchase more than 20,000 lab credits, please contact us at

How to view your credits and subscriptions

To view your credits or subscription, simply:

  1.  Sign in to your Qwiklabs account
  2. Click your avatar (located in the upper right corner of your screen)
  3. Below your email address click the Settings button.
  4. You will then be taken to your Account Setting page. Click Subscriptions and credits located in the left navigation. 
  5. You will then see your current Subscriptions and Credits balance. To view more information about your current balance, click more details and a log of your Qwiklabs transactions will appear. 

When credits expire

Credits that you purchase expire 6 months after the date of purchase. Credits you are granted, such as part of a promotion, might have a different expiration timeframe. To view the expiration dates of your credits, click your avatar, click My Account, and then Credits & Subscriptions.

Qwiklabs sends you an email when your Qwiklabs credits are about to expire. 

Credits are not returnable or refundable. However, you can share your credits with other Qwiklabs users.

Subscription billing and automatic renewal

Subscriptions are renewed automatically. Your Credits & Subscriptions page shows your renewal date.
Subscriptions are billed to your credit card. Each time your credit card is charged, you receive a receipt email from Qwiklabs. You can also view your receipt from your Payment History page. To change your payment method, click your avatar, and in the pop-up's lower left corner, click n Credits
Note: If you want to buy an annual subscription without having it renew automatically, purchase a subscription and then immediately cancel it. Your subscription will remain active for a year and will not auto-renew.

Cancel your subscription

  1. Sign in to Qwiklabs, click your avatar, and in the pop-up, click n Credits.
  2. In the You have an Advantage Subscription box, click UNSUBSCRIBE.

Cancellation takes effect after your current subscription runs out. You can continue to take labs until then.

Subscriptions are not refundable; that is, if you do not use your subscription, or if you cancel before your renewal date, you do not receive a refund for the remaining days in the billing period.

You cannot share a subscription or add it to a share group. 

Upgrade your monthly subscription to an annual subscription

Sign in to Qwiklabs, click your avatar, click My Account, and then click Credits and Subscriptions.
In the You have an Advantage Subscription box, click UPGRADE PLAN TO ANNUAL and confirm. Any balance that you have remaining on your current subscription will be pro-rated to your annual subscription.

Annual Subscription with Innovators Plus Benefits

Google Cloud is now offering a new annual subscription to Google Cloud Skills Boost with Innovators Plus, providing access to live and on-demand training, certification, special events, Google Cloud credits, and expanded developer benefits for $299/year, subject to eligibility limitations. Built for developers, this package provides extensive training and certification benefits including live learning events, gamified learning, certification preparation, and a certification exam voucher. Subscribers may access an exclusive welcome package, Google Cloud credits, quarterly technical briefings, access to private previews/events, and Google Cloud Innovator general member benefits. To know more about this program visit Innovators Plus. If interested in purchasing the subscription:

  1.  Sign in to your account on Google Cloud Skills Boost
  2. Go to the subscriptions page
  3. Purchase the annual subscription; On purchase you will receive an email with instructions to redeem your Innovators Plus Benefits

Users with both credits and a subscription

When you launch a hands-on lab, your subscription is used to pay for the lab. 
If you also have credits, you can share them with other users by creating a  share group.
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