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Google UX Design Certificate

Get started in the fast-growing field of user experience (UX) design with a professional certificate developed by Google. Learn the foundations of UX design, including empathising with users, building wireframes and prototypes, and conducting research to test your designs.

  • No relevant experience required
  • 100% remote, online learning
  • Under 10 hours of study a week*

Get a job in UX design, with help from Google

Learn about the foundations of user experience (UX) design and gain the skills you need to find an entry-level job as a UX designer.


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Qualify for in-demand jobs in UX design

UX designers make technology easier and more enjoyable for people to use. They design products and tools so that they are more useful and accessible for users.

  • UX designer
  • Interaction designer
  • Visual designer
  • Product designer

Learn more about the certificate program


UX Design Certificate

This fully online program provides the skills you need for an entry-level job in UX design, with no prior experience required.

You’ll learn about:

  • Developing personas, user stories, and user journey maps
  • Conducting usability studies
  • Creating wireframes and prototypes
  • Testing and iterating on designs
  • Building a professional portfolio
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Preview the certificate material


The foundations of user experience

Explore the foundational concepts of UX design, including user-centered design, the design process, and accessibility. Identify common job responsibilities of entry-level UX designers and other teams you might work with. And start developing a professional presence online.

The full certificate program includes:

  • Hands-on activities
  • Peer reviews and discussion forums
  • Regular quizzes and assessments

Get on the fast track to in-demand jobs with top employers

Complete a Google Career Certificate to get exclusive access to Talent Match, which offers free 1-on-1 coaching, interview and career support, and a job board to connect directly with employers, including over 20 companies in Google Career Certifcates Employer Consortium.

Here’s how
Complete online certificate courses
Complete online certificate courses, at your own pace and time.
Access career resources
Access career resources like coaching sessions, mock interviews, and a resume builder tool.
Share your resume
Share your resume and get connected with national and local employers.


Become a participating employer to connect with skilled candidates and grow your talent pipeline by completing the interest form. It is easy and free.

More opportunities for everyone


Education and technology are keys to opportunity, but so are equity and access.

To support access to the Google Career Certificates, we’ve provided a Google.org grant to NPower Canada to deliver Google Career Certificate programs and deploy 5,000 scholarships.

These scholarships are distributed through NPower Canada, in collaboration with youth and workforce development non-profits like AIM CROIT, Indspire, Maison de l’amitié, Pathways to Education, Toronto Public Library, and the YMCA, focusing on Canadians from underserved communities.

Since 2021, NPower Canada has guided scholarship recipients through the program, providing ongoing wraparound support and the skills needed to be job-ready upon completion. Apply for a scholarship here.

Frequently asked questions

What is UX design?

User experience (UX) design is is the process of designing a good user experience by making, creating, and organizing the interfaces people interact with daily, like mobile apps, websites, smart watches, and physical products.

What is a UX designer?

User experience (UX) designers focus on the experience that users have while using products like websites, apps, and physical objects. UX designers make those everyday interactions more useful, usable, and accessible to users. The role of an entry-level UX designer might include coming up with ideas to address user problems, conducting research with users, and designing wireframes, mockups, and prototypes.

What is the difference between UX and UI?

UX (user experience) design is the process of designing a good user experience by making, creating, and organising the interfaces people interact with, including websites, apps, and products. UI (user interface) design focuses on the graphical interface that users interact with and how it works and responds to users, including navigational elements such as menus, buttons, and icons.

What are some important skills for UX designers?

A UX designer learns skills to make user interactions with websites, mobile apps, and physical products more usable, equitable, enjoyable, and useful. UX design skills include the ability to…

Empathise with users to understand their needs and pain points
Create empathy maps, personas, user stories, and user journey maps to understand user needs
Develop problem statements to define user needs
Generate ideas for possible solutions to user problems
Build wireframes and prototypes
Conduct UX research
Create designs and prototypes

Why start a career in UX design?

As the digital world continues to expand, companies are recognising that good user experience is a necessity, which has led to UX design being a high-growth and in-demand field. UX designers spend their time making, creating, and organising the interfaces people interact with daily, like mobile apps, websites, smart watches, and physical products. Their work ensures that these interfaces are easier and more enjoyable to use.

Who is this program for?

The Google UX Design Certificate is for anyone with an interest in helping to create better experiences for users of apps, websites, and physical products. No prior experience with design or specific tool is required for the Google UX Design Certificate.

Why enroll in the Google UX Design Certificate?

When you enroll in the Google UX Design Certificate, you'll explore the design process, including empathising with users, defining their pain points, coming up with ideas for design solutions, creating wireframes and prototypes, and testing designs to get feedback.

You'll learn these job-ready skills in our certificate program through interactive content (discussion prompts, quizzes, and activities) in under six months, with 5-10 hours of study a week. Along the way, you'll work through a curriculum designed with input from industry leaders and top employers, like Figma, Adobe XD, Deloitte, Cognizant and Accenture. You'll even create a portfolio that includes three projects to share with potential employers to showcase the skills you learned in this program.

After you've graduated from the program, you'll have access to career resources and be connected directly with employers hiring for open entry-level roles in UX design.

What tools or platforms are included in the Google UX Design curriculum?

Figma and Adobe XD are the design tools taught in this certificate program. Spreadsheets, word processing applications, and presentation applications will also be used. Throughout the program, you will create a professional portfolio, using the platform of your choice, to showcase your UX design work.

What languages are the certificates available in?

This certificate is currently available in English and we are currently working to bring this certificate in additional languages. Please check back here for updates.

How much is the UX Design Certificate?

Google Career Certificates cost US$49 per month on Coursera after an initial 7-day free trial period. All Google Career Certificates are completely self-paced. At about 10 hours of study per week, many learners complete a Google Career Certificate in three to six months.

What is Coursera?

Coursera is a global online learning platform that offers access to online courses. Google has worked with Coursera to make Google Career Certificates available on their platform.

Where can I access the Google UX Design Certificate?

The Google UX Design Certificate is available globally in English on Coursera, a global online learning platform that offers access to online courses. Google has worked with Coursera to make Google Career Certificates available on their platform. We are working to make the certificates available in more languages.

How do I apply for financial assistance?

If you are interested in financial assistance for Google Career Certificates, you may be eligible for financial aid via Coursera through the course page. Recipients of financial aid will have full access to course content and assignments required to earn a certificate. To apply, go to the certificate course page on Coursera and click the “Financial aid available” link next to the “Enroll” button.

?Google has also funded 5,000 scholarships for Google Career Certificates, which will be distributed by Google.org grantee NPower Canada. These funds will create a lasting impact in helping people land high-quality jobs in high-growth fields. Apply for a scholarship here.

What is the Google Career Certificates Employer Consortium? How does it work?

The Google Career Certificates Employer Consortium consists of different companies like Deloitte, KPMG, Loblaw, Mosaic, Omnicom Media Group, Publicis Groupe, Shopify, TELUS, Unilever, and of course, Google. These companies span multiple sectors and are committed to considering Google Career Certificate graduates for jobs. Upon completion of a Google Career Certificate, you will gain access to an exclusive job platform where you can easily apply to opportunities from employers with open jobs.

Employers interested in joining the Google Career Certificates Employer Consortium can find more information at grow.google/employers.

What other kind of support is available after I complete the Project Management Certificate?

In addition to expert training and hands-on projects designed to prepare you for a job in user experience (UX) design, you'll get access to a resume building tool, mock interviews and career networking support designed to help you with your job search. You'll also be able to connect with Canadian employers in the Google Career Certificates employer consortium who are accepting candidates who have completed the Google UX Design Certificate.

Who designed the Google UX Design Certificate?

The Google UX Design Certificate was designed and built by subject-matter experts and senior practitioners at Google. This certificate has been created to equip learners with theoretical and practical knowledge and real-life problem-solving skills to be successful in an entry-level user experience (UX) designer job. Expert industry organizations and platforms like Figma, among others, consulted and collaborated on material.

*Complete in 6 months, under 10 hours per week.
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