General


Q: What is the Accredited Professional program?
Q: How do I participate?
Q: I forgot my password. How do I retrieve my password?
Q: Why do you need my Bing Ads username?
Q: Why did I receive an error when signing up for the Accredited Professional program exam?
Q: Are there any costs associated with the program?
Q: What are the requirements for being an Accredited Professional program member?
Q: What are the benefits of the Accredited Professional program?
Q: I have a question that is not answered here; where can I go for more information about the Accredited Professional program?


Training/Exam


Q: Is the training mandatory?
Q: How do I know if I’ve passed the exam?
Q: How long is the exam?
Q: Once I’m an Accredited Professional, will I ever have to retake the exam?
Q: What happens if I don’t pass the exam?


Badge/Membership Directory


Q: Are there different levels of membership?
Q: What are the differences between the Membership Directory and Find a Pro?
Q: How can I tell if a person is an authentic Accredited Professional?
Q: Can I use the badge anywhere?
Q: Can anyone use my badge?

General

 

Q: What is the Accredited Professional program?


A:
The Accredited Professional program offers free training that can help you grow your business through better management and optimization of your Bing Ads campaigns. By becoming an Accredited Professional, you’ll build your resume, raise your corporate profile, and market your new knowledge and digital advertising skills in Bing Ads.

Q: How do I participate?

A: To get started, visit Bing Ads Training to view the free training materials. If you are interested in becoming an Accredited Professional, you will need to sign up for the Accredited Professional exam and achieve a passing score of at least 80 percent.

Q: I forgot my password. How do I retrieve my password?

A: To retrieve your password, visit our Reset Password page.

Q: Why do you need my Bing Ads username?

A: During the sign-up process for the Accredited Professional exam, we need Microsoft account information. Additionally, you will need to affirm that you manage at least one Bing Ads account. Only current Bing Ads customers can qualify to become an Accredited Professional. However, anyone can view the Bing Ads Training.

Q: Why did I receive an error when signing up for the Accredited Professional program exam?

A: During the sign-up process, there are a few reasons why you might have received an error. First, confirm that you have entered your information correctly in all of the required fields. If you continue to receive an error, please contact our support team through our online form.

Q: Are there any costs associated with the program?

A: There is no fee or registration requirement for our training or accreditation.

Q: What are the requirements for being an Accredited Professional program member?

A: In order to achieve the Accredited Professional program member status, you must be an active Bing Ads customer, and you must pass the Accredited Professional program accreditation exam.

Q: What are the benefits of the Accredited Professional program?

A: The Accredited Professional program will give you the training and resources you need to become an expert and get the most out of Bing Ads. Upon becoming an Accredited Professional, you will, among other benefits:

  • Receive an official member badge, which makes it easy for others to recognize you as a Bing Ads expert.
  • Increase your industry recognition.
  • Be placed in the Accredited Professional Membership Directory.
  • Market you and your business through Find a Pro.
  • Enjoy updated profiles that include social media, the ability to share, and more.
  • Build your resume.

Q: I have a question that is not answered here; where can I go for more information about the Accredited Professional program?

A: If you have a question that is not addressed in these FAQs, please visit the Contact Us page. Here you can find the details for contacting Bing Ads Support via our online form.


Training/Exam

Q: Is the training mandatory?

A: Though we recommend viewing all the training materials, it is not mandatory.

Q: How do I know if I’ve passed the exam?

A: Once you finish the exam, you’ll be prompted to view your results. When you click the “View My Results” button, you’ll be redirected to your Bing Ads Accredited Professional Dashboard. Here you’ll be able to see your results, and if you have passed, view & print your passing certificate. For your records, you’ll also receive an email with a summary of your results, as well as other additional helpful information.

Q: How long is the exam?

A: The exam contains 100 questions.

Q: Once I’m an Accredited Professional, will I ever have to retake the exam?

A: Your Accredited Professional status is good for one year. Prior to expiration, you will receive notification to retake the exam.

Q: What happens if I don’t pass the exam?

A: If you do not pass the exam, you may retake the exam at any time.


Badge/Membership Directory

Q: Are there different levels of membership?

A: No. Once you’ve passed the program exam, you become an Accredited Professional and enjoy all the benefits the program offers.

Q: What are the differences between the Membership Directory and Find a Pro?

A: Bing Ads users who successfully complete the accreditation exam become Accredited Professional program members, a distinction that includes placement in our Membership Directory. Inclusion in the directory promotes members’ Bing Ads expertise—a valuable tool when optimizing clients’ advertising ROI—to colleagues, potential employers/employees, and others. A second directory offered by the Accredited Professional program, Find a Pro, connects discerning advertising clients with Accredited Professionals who use Bing Ads. Clients can search Find a Pro by desired specialties and location to find a professional or an agency that fits their precise needs.

Q: How can I tell if a person is an authentic Accredited Professional?

A: You can view a list of official Accredited Professionals in our Membership Directory.

Q: Can I use the badge anywhere?

A: While we encourage use of the Accredited Professional badge, there are specific guidelines for where and how it can be used. For more information, please see our Badge Usage Guidelines.

Q: Can anyone use my badge?

A: The badge is nontransferable and may be used only by the person/company to whom it was given.