Education Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility guidelines

In order to apply or hold a valid Canva for Education subscription, you must be a teacher at a Qualified Educational Institution.

“Qualified Educational Institution” means a public or private primary or secondary school that has been accredited by an authorized governmental agency within its applicable local, state, provincial, federal or national government and has the primary purpose of teaching its enrolled students.

“Teacher” means an individual person who is an employee or independent contractor working for a Qualified Educational Institution and whose primary role is teaching its enrolled students. Google Certified Educators (GCEs) and Google Certified Trainers (GCTs) are eligible to apply as teachers.

K–12 school district employees, teachers and students (invited by teachers) are eligible for Canva for Education if they meet certain criteria. K–12 schools must:

  • Be a government-recognized, formally-accredited educational institution delivering nationally or internationally-approved certifications at primary or secondary level.
  • Homeschool educators are eligible for Canva for Education as long as they can submit proof of documentation that confirms affiliation with a state organization.

In order to be eligible for the Canva for Education program you must:

  • Have an existing Canva account under your valid school email address.
  • Supply documentation that shows evidence of valid teaching qualification, such as:
  • A photo/scan of a license/certification indicating your teaching qualification.
  • A photo/scan showing your employment status at the school.
  • A photo/scan of their School ID indicating your teaching status.
  • A photo/screenshot of their Google Certified Educators or Google Certified Trainers certification (required for applying GCEs and GCTs).
  • A photo/scan that confirms affiliation with a state organization (for homeschoolers)

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