This certification is only available for HubSpot Agency Partners who have purchased Agency Onboarding and have an active Professional or Enterprise subscription of the HubSpot software for themselves. Check out our Agency Onboarding services page for more information.
This certification includes fifteen training classes, each around 20-30 minutes in length.
Although we encourage your entire agency to take the HubSpot Agency Partner Certification exam, only one person at your company needs to take and pass the exam to certify the entire company. You must have at least one user who is HubSpot Certified in your portal in order for any user to take the HubSpot Agency Partner Certification exam.
There is no mandate to take this exam or any of the HubSpot certifications. However, if you wish to be a Certified HubSpot Agency Partner and qualify for the Tiers program, you will have to pass the HubSpot Agency Partner Certification and the HubSpot Certification.
Upon passing the exam, you will be officially dubbed HubSpot Agency Partner Certified. You will receive a badge to use and promote on your website as well as a printable PDF to hang up somewhere at your company. You will also now be eligible for our Tiers program. If your agency is already listed in the Partner Directory, you will also now be able to promote your certification within your listing.
If you have already been certified you do not need to take this exam immediately (although we recommend it). Your existing badge does not expire until the 1st of the month listed on the "valid until" date on your HubSpot Agency Partner Certification badge. When you do choose to take the exam, you will receive an updated badge upon completion.
In order to become HubSpot Agency Partner certified, at least one user in your HubSpot portal must be HubSpot certified. Proving that you have at least one user that is certified on their ability to use the product effectively helps ensure that our customers are getting the best help possible from our certified agencies! HubSpot Certified Agencies are expected to help service customers on the product, so it's critical that you are able to do so with proficiency.
We only offer company certifications to HubSpot Partners (Value Added Resellers). If your company is a HubSpot Partner, you can take our HubSpot Agency Partner Certification.
The Partner Tier program is designed to acknowledge those Agency Partners who have not only brought the inbound message to the most clients but also those who executed inbound marketing services to the highest standards. We certify them as Diamond, Platinum, Gold and Silver accordingly. Each tier level comes with its own set of benefits for the agencies that qualify. Go here for a list of FAQs about the HubSpot Partner Program.
To be an official HubSpot Certified Agency you will need to take and pass both the HubSpot Certification exam and the Partner Certification exam. You will take the HubSpot Certification first and then the Partner Certification.
Of course! If you don't pass, you must wait 24 hours before taking the test again. (Pro tip: Use those 24 hours to study up.) Use our study guides as resources to help you prepare to rock it on the test. You can take the test up to three times before getting locked out for 30 days.
Nope. Once you start the test, the timer starts and cannot be paused - even if you close out of the page or your browser. You need to complete the test within one sitting.
All our certification test are timed, and the timer starts as soon as you view the first page of questions. Chances are, you started the test at a previous time but closed out of it before finishing. While the test timer keeps running regardless of if you still have the test window open, the system can't send notifications of expired time while you're not currently logged in. Thus, you'll receive notification of not passing the exam upon returning to the page.
Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience! The test will unlock itself 48 hours after you received the notification that your time expired.
We don't currently offer retakes for folks who have already passed the test. Raw test scores aren't displayed anywhere, though, so if you pass, you pass!
When we calculate your score, we look at incorrect answers / number of questions, instead of averaging the percentage scores for each section. The problem with the second method is that not all sections have the same number of questions, and so the percentages aren't all weighted the same. If, after taking another look at your score using the above formula, things still seem off, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you've ever unsubscribed from any HubSpot email, you may not receive certification-related email. If you'd like to re-subscribe to only certifications-related email, please follow the instructions found on this help article.
Unfortunately, there's no way for us to reset your password. However, you can create a new user or account with the correct email address and if necessary, we can transfer any existing certification to that new account. You can also submit a web ticket with our friendly Support team, and they will get back to you with help within one business day.
The badge is a PNG image that you can place on your own website. Show off those outstanding inbound skills! The certificate is a printable PDF. Put it on your fridge. Frame it. Laminate it and eat your breakfast on it in the morning. It's up to you!
Yep! In order to do so, touch base with your point of contact at HubSpot and they can get that request submitted for a new badge.
When passing the HubSpot Agency Partner Certification exam, it signifies that your company is a certified agency hence why the badge has the company name instead of an individual's name.
Yes, if your new email address is a user within your partner portal. Please keep in mind, as our terms of service indicate, a Partner Certification cannot be transferred to another company or agency, even if the individual that actually completed the certification is engaged by such other company or agency.
If your situation fits the criteria mentioned above, please contact our Support team (1 88 HUBSPOT, extension 3) to request a certificate transition.
Your badge represents all the hard work you put in towards earning a certification - and not to mention your inbound and agency operations expertise. Show it off! Here are a few of the ways you can demonstrate your expertise:
After you pass your certification test, you'll be given your embed code.
You can copy that code and paste it onto your website, anywhere you would like the badge to show up. If you're unsure how to do that, you can reach out to email@example.com and we'll help.
If you're familiar with HTML, you can edit the embed code. Look for the img tag and add in your height and width parameters.
In short, no. To preserve the quality and consistency of the design, the badge that you are provided upon passing the exam is the badge available to use. You can either embed it using the code provided or right-click it and save it.
Great idea! There are a couple of ways to sync up with other certified HubSpot Agency Partners.
Head over to inbound.org, you'll be able to network and connect with other members of the inbound community across the world. If they've passed one of our certifications, you'll see it listed right on their member profile. You'll also get a window into what they've been saying and sharing - a great indicator of their inbound expertise!
You sure can! Please credit HubSpot where appropriate. You can download slides from each class on the class pages. Look on the right-hand side of the page for the link "Download Slides", located under "Class Resources".
And if you're thinking about blogging about it, we strongly encourage it! If you do, please remember to include a link back to the certification program itself, and again, credit HubSpot's content where appropriate.
The world of inbound is evolving at a very rapid pace. As the tools marketers have available in their toolboxes change, so does how we go about doing inbound. We'll be updating our classes and exam to keep up with these changes, so you'll need to get re-certified to demonstrate that you know just what inbound is all about on a yearly basis.
And this isn't too uncommon. This model is similar to Google or other marketing certification programs. Our certification programs consider how quickly the Internet and its marketing tools change - we want to make sure we are giving marketers the most up-to-date credentials as possible. That standard will help us to keep the certification truly valuable to its award recipients.
While you have access to the updated certification classes and study guide right now, you cannot yet access the new test. This is because once you've passed, you're not permitted back into the test until one year from your test pass date. Feel free to review the new certification content right now, but keep in mind that you’ll only be able to access the test in 30 days.
Your new certification badge will extend 25 months from the re-certification date, not your original certification date. Keep in mind, though, that you won’t be able to access the new certification test until 60 days from your expiration date.
If your agency does not have an active HubSpot software subscription, either for your own business or for a client you manage on HubSpot, you will not be able to renew your HubSpot Agency Partner Certification.
We'd love to hear about it. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can fix it right away.
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It should happen within a day. You will just need to make sure that the person who was certified is a user on your HubSpot portal.
*Please note: Only tiered partners will be listed in the agency services section of the Partner Directory.
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Let us know. As new questions come in, we'll continuously update this page. You can email email@example.com with your question and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.