SketchUp for Education Educators

Educator License

All educator licenses are distributed through our official SketchUp Pro partner channel.
An educator license is free of charge.
You must be a current educator at an accredited educational institution to qualify, and provide a current faculty ID, course syllabus, or other similar document.
Educator licenses are valid for one year from the date of issue.
Educator licenses can be upgraded to the newest version for free (original license expiration date applies).
The same educator license can be installed on both your desktop and laptop computers.
Educator licenses cannot be used for commercial (for-profit) work of any kind.
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School IT Administrators

Networked lab licenses and institutional laptop licenses are distributed through our official SketchUp Pro partner channel. Institutional laptop licenses may also be purchased direct from us if your school is in the US/CA.
A networked lab license costs MSRP US $15 per seat, per year. The cost of an institutional laptop license is determined by the number of laptops in your program. A school must purchase the number of seats equal to the number of users in the program. For quantities of ten to ninety-nine laptops the cost is $39 per seat, per year. We offer a linear discount from 10% to 50% off the base price of $39 per laptop for orders of 100+ seats. For quantities exceeding one thousand laptops, the total price of the license is capped at the price of one thousand laptops ($19,500). MSRP from our partners who sell SketchUp Pro licenses may vary.
Networked lab licenses and institutional laptop licenses are only available to accredited educational institutions for instructional purposes and certain not-for-profit organizations. Research and Facilities/Planning departments within educational institutions do not qualify.
Both networked and institutional laptop licenses are valid for one year from the date of purchase.
Networked and laptop licenses can be upgraded to the newest version at no cost (original license expiration date applies).
Networked lab licenses are intended for installation on computers in a networked lab situation, and are floating network licenses. The license file used by networked lab licenses is managed in the cloud. Labs will need to have a connection to the public Internet to authorize and use the license. For institutional laptop licenses, a single license code is provided for use on all laptop machine seats purchased within an institution. Each time a license is applied to a laptop, that laptop is node-locked with one license seat from the total pool of license seats. Institutional laptop licenses need to be connected to the public Internet when authorizing SketchUp Pro in order to download the license file. The license doesn’t require connectivity to the Internet after SketchUp Pro has been successfully authorized. SketchUp Pro can be installed using the traditional installers (*.exe, *.dmg). For Microsoft Windows, we also offer an MSI.
Networked lab and institutional laptop licenses cannot be used for commercial (for-profit) work of any kind.

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Focus on design

SketchUp is an easy to learn, yet powerful tool that allows your students to get up to speed quickly so they can focus on creating great designs. After all, great designers are what you’re fostering, so send them into the professional world armed with a tool that’s a standard across design industries.


Ahead of the Pack

Students today will face a more competitive job market than ever. At SketchUp, we pride ourselves at being one of the most widely used 3D Softwares on the market. We got here by getting out the way of our users so they could create great designs. SketchUp also plays well with others, so we always remain part of the design conversation.


Don't take our word for it...

  • Most software is a cumbersome tool that must be overcome to get to the fun part: creativity and problem solving. SketchUp encourages design like nothing else out there.
    - Eric Schimelpfenig
    AKBD
  • "I have really based my practice – for years now – around SketchUp. Once you get rid of the thought that it’s going to work like AutoCAD, you realize, 'Thank God it doesn’t work like that. It works like SketchUp should.'"
    - Nicholas Sonder
    Architect