Course Information

  • Course Fee:

    Training Course: FREE
    Certification: $99

  • Skill Level:

    BEGINNER

  • Class Duration:

    2H 30M

Course Introduction

Hootsuite is trusted by 16+ million users in 175+ countries and is the industry standard for social media management.

With the Hootsuite Platform Certification Course, you’ll develop the skills to use core Hootsuite products to their full potential, boosting the impact of your social media efforts, driving results and proving your ROI.

Course Curriculum

  1. Chapter 1: The fundamentals of Using Hootsuite

    Course Level: Beginner

    The Fundamentals of Using Hootsuite chapter will teach you the advantages of using Hootsuite to manage your social media presence and the best practices for quickly setting up your Hootsuite dashboard.

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  2. Chapter 2: Advanced Uses of Hootsuite

    Course Level: Intermediate/Advanced

    Learn advanced publishing techniques such as bulk uploading, managing RSS feeds, advanced engagement techniques like geo-targeting and social media search, advanced Hootsuite Analytics functionality, and more.

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  3. OPTIONAL: Hootsuite Platform Certification Exam

    Price: $99 USD

    Take our exam now to earn your official certification—proving your expertise to employers and clients.

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Social Media Experts consulted on this course

What you get with your Hootsuite Platform Certification

  • Industry-recognized certification that demonstrates your expertise with the world’s most-used social media management platform to clients and employers.
  • A permanent online certificate to showcase your Hootsuite expertise that you can link to from your blog, website, or any other online profile.

How to get your Hootsuite Platform Certification


Get your Hootsuite Platform Certification by passing a 65 question online exam testing your ability to use Hootsuite effectively.

The online exam is based on Hootsuite's free online Platform Training coursewarea series of 45 video tutorials covering everything from engaging with prospects  to running effective social media campaigns and contests, using Hootsuite.


Frequently Asked Questions

Just $99 USD.

No. Once you pass the exam, the certification is yours forever.

The Social Marketing Certification demonstrates your knowledge of the core principles and strategy behind social media marketing. The Hootsuite Platform Certification demonstrates your knowledge of the Hootsuite dashboard.

The comprehensive Hootsuite Platform Training uses a series of video tutorials covering essential knowledge of the Hootsuite dashboard. Topics include publishing content, engaging with followers and prospects, and running social media campaigns and contests.

50-question timed online exam.

The minimum passing grade for the exam is 75%

You’ll have 60 minutes to complete the 50-question exam.

No. You can take the exam as many times as necessary until you pass, at no extra cost.

Yes. If you’re confident in your Hootsuite Platform skills, you can go straight to the certification exam.

The Hootsuite Academy team creates exams following established instructional design best practices. More information can be seen here.