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Education Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility guidelines


Here at Canva, we think learning is a gift. That’s why Canva for Education is free for eligible teachers and students, is available all over the world and isn’t restricted to any country.


Please note, Canva for Education is currently available for K-12 (primary or secondary) teachers and institutions. It is not currently available for higher education teachers and institutions (colleges and universities).


To access Canva for Education, you must be currently active in one of the following roles:

  • A certified K-12 (primary or secondary) teacher from a formally accredited school, who is currently in a teaching position
  • A certified K-12 (primary or secondary) school librarian
  • A certified K-12 (primary or secondary) learning support assistant or teacher
  • A certified K-12 (primary or secondary) curriculum specialist
  • A certified teacher at a technical or vocational school, serving primary or secondary students (or equivalent)
  • A homeschool educator who is registered with a government organisation or other certification entity
  • Google Certified Educators (GCEs), Google Certified Trainers (GCTs), and Microsoft Innovative Educators (MIEs) who are teaching at a K-12 (primary or secondary) level

The following organisations can also access Canva for Education:

Government recognised, formally accredited:

  • K-12 (primary, secondary, or pre-college) schools
  • School districts
  • Departments of education
  • Other global school systems


How long does my access to Canva for Education last?

For as long as you’re an active and eligible teacher or organisation. All Canva for Education users are prompted to re-verify their credentials every 3 years.


Who can’t access Canva for Education?

  • Certified K-12 (primary or secondary) teachers, who are not currently in teaching positions
  • Public librarians - for example, city or county librarians
  • Preschool or daycare assistants
  • Homeschool educators who are not registered with a government organisation or other certification entity
  • Private, volunteer, or online tutors
  • Colleges, Universities, and other higher education institutions, including lecturers and staff
  • College and university students
  • Continuing/further education institutions
  • Adult education institutions
  • Organisations providing extracurricular activities outside of school
  • Non-profit organisations who are not delivering teaching directly (please note, Canva also offers a non-profit program with its own eligibility guidelines)
  • Early stage start-ups with an educational focus
  • Parents of children who are in K-12 (primary or secondary) education


How do I prove I’m eligible for Canva for Education?

If you sign up for Canva for Education with a verified educational email domain, you’ll get access right away.


Don’t have a verified email? No problem. Just upload a photo or scanned copy of one of these approved documents, and we’ll review your application within 48 hours.


Approved documents

  • Official teacher identification that shows current status, e.g.:
  • Photo or scan of a licence/certification indicating teaching qualification
  • Photo or scan showing employment status at a school, e.g. a letter of employment
  • Photo or scan of school ID indicating teaching status
  • Photo or scan of Google Certified Educator or Google Certified Trainer certification
  • Certificate of homeschool educator registration
  • Document proving an organisation’s status as a government recognised, formally accredited K-12 (primary, secondary, or pre-college) educational institution