When will I be able to apply for the scholarship?
Currently, you can express interest by visiting this page and clicking “I’m Interested.” We will start accepting applications on December 1, 2020.
What is the scholarship being disbursed by Facebook Elevate?
The Elevate program is offering Black learners a scholarship in the form of a credit to offset the cost of the Meta Certified Digital Marketing Associate Exam, the Meta Coursera Software Engineering Certificate, and the Meta Certified Community Manager Exam. Our goal is to disburse 100,000 scholarships over the course of three years, beginning June 2020, as announced here. On average, 2,500 scholarships will be distributed per month during this time.
The cost of the exam to be certified varies by country but ranges between $49 to $99 US dollars. In the United States, the cost is $99.
Which certifications are eligible for the scholarship?
At this time, only the Meta Digital Marketing Associate Exam, the Meta Coursera Software Engineering Certificate, and the Meta Certified Community Manager Exams are eligible for the scholarship.
Can I use the scholarship for other academic purposes?
No, this scholarship is applicable only for a Meta certification exam currently on the digital marketing associates exam and the community manager associate exam, in addition to the Meta Coursera Software Engineering Certificate.
How long do I have to redeem the scholarship once I receive it?
You will have 90 calendar days from the date you score 80% or over on the Digital Marketing Associate practice test to redeem your course credit.
What are the eligibility requirements?
To receive this particular scholarship, applicants must identify as Black, reside in the United States and also score over 80% on the practice test. Practice tests consist of 30 multiple-choice questions to be completed at the learner’s own pace. There is no time limit for practice tests; on average, exam takers complete the practice test in 40 minutes. Once a score of 80% or higher has been achieved, learners will be sent a scholarship. Eligible recipients will have 90 days to complete and pass the practice test, which they can re-take multiple times within the same timeframe.
Do I need to be a US citizen to be eligible?
You do not need to be a citizen, but you do need to be physically located in the US.
Do I need to be enrolled as a student at an academic institution to be eligible?
No, this scholarship is open to all Black learners.
Do I need to provide any documents in order to apply?
How many scholarships will the Facebook Elevate program disburse?
Our goal is to disburse 100,000 scholarships over the course of three years as of June 2020, as announced here.
How do I become certified?
Our scaled scoring system ranges from 300-1000 with a minimum score of 700 to pass. You can take the proctored certification exams online or at a Pearson VUE Professional testing center. The certification expiration date will vary depending on the exam you choose.
If you do not pass the exam, the scholarship cannot be applied to any retakes.
How can I prepare for the Facebook certification exam?
To prepare for your certification, we recommend taking these free Blueprint courses and the practice test. For Meta Digital Marketing Associate Exam you can find the resources HERE and for the Meta Certified Community Manager Exam you can find the resources HERE. Practice tests consist of 30 multiple-choice questions to be completed at the learner’s own pace. There is no time limit for practice tests; on average, exam takers complete the practice test in 40 minutes.
How long is the exam itself?
Candidates will need to reserve at least 90 minutes – enough time to pass a security check and complete the certification exam online.
Do any of the Facebook Certifications qualify for college credit?
There are no Facebook certifications that qualify for college credit at this time.
For how long is a Facebook Certification valid?
Certifications for Software Engineering, Community Manager and Digital Marketing Associate are valid for 24 months from the date you pass the exam and become certified. Candidates can recertify as early as 6 months prior to their exam expiration date, with the associated cost of the exam.
In which languages is the exam offered?
The exam for the Meta Certified Digital Marketing Associate is offered in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, German, Korean, simplified Chinese, French, and Japanese. The exam for the Meta Certified Community Manager Exam is offered in Arabic, English, French, German, Indonesian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Thai.
Are proctors available in multiple languages?
When you register for your exam, you can select your desired exam language. However, when taking an online proctored exam, the proctor will speak in English only. The proctors’ responsibilities will be to greet and set you up at the start of the exam, and to monitor the testing room for the duration of the exam.
How many times can I use my voucher?
At this time, scholarship vouchers are one-time-use only.