What you get with your Foundations of Social Advocacy Certification

  • Industry-leading certification showing you have the necessary skills and expertise to drive better results using social media.
  • A permanent online certificate to showcase your expertise that you can link to from your blog, website, and any other online profile.
  • Listing in the Hootsuite Certified Professionals Directory, which helps brands and employers find talented professionals with social media skills—like you!

How to get your Foundations of Social Advocacy Certification

Get your Employee Advocacy Certification by passing a 25-question online exam testing your ability to manage and grow your personal brand on social.

The online exam is based on Hootsuite’s Foundations of Social Advocacy courseware—a series of video tutorials covering everything from social media etiquette to sharing content and engaging with people on social channels.

Frequently Asked Questions

$299 USD.

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

The exam is based on the Foundations of Social Advocacy courseware that teaches you about the fundamentals of social media usage, etiquette, and influence.

25-question timed online exam

The minimum passing grade for the exam is 80%

You’ll have 30 minutes to complete the 25-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 Foundations of Social Advocacy 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.