I recently took the 3-hour certification exam to become a Google Certified Educator (level 1). It was a rigorous exam and certainly mentally exhausting, but at the end of the day I’m glad I did it because it will make me a better teacher. Not that you NEED technology to get students to learn, but it’s always helpful to have more tools in your toolbox, right? This is something I recommend all teachers who want to become more confident in their tech skills and stay competitive.
The Certification shows that your proficiency in Google apps for education such as Forms, Sheets, and Classroom to potential employers and your professional network. You can get more detailed information about the certifications in general here, but I wanted to describe to you my experience getting the Level 1 certification.