When it comes to marketing yourself and building your career, it’s OK to show off a little bit. You might have skills and qualifications you take for granted that clients may really value. Adding certifications to your profile is a great way to show clients what you are able to do and find well-matched opportunities.

Adding a certification from Credly

If you have a Credly account, you can now add your certifications from that account to Upwork with the Credly import feature. We’ll note that those certifications were verified by Credly on your profile.

Credly Verification Badge

Credly is a leading digital credential platform that boasts hosting the largest digital credential network. Credly partners with institutions that issue credentials so they can verify that your credentials are valid. The site also allows you to store your verified credentials in their database for easy access.

If you have certifications that are not issued by Credly or don’t have a Credly account, you’ll still be able to add your certifications through the manual option.

To import your certifications via Credly:

  1. Go to Find WorkProfile
  2. Scroll down to the Certifications section and choose the Import from Credly button
  3. Log in to Credly
  4. When prompted to choose whether Upwork can access your Credly account, choose Allow Access
  5. Choose the credentials you want to import

Add a certification manually

  1. Go to Find WorkProfile
  2. Scroll down to the Certifications section and choose the Add Manually button
  3. Select a verifiable certification from the list and follow the instructions provided

Once you complete the verification process, your profile will feature the official certification logo; a 'verified' badge  Verification Badge on your certification. This may help you access opportunities that match your level of skill.

If you try to enter a certification that’s not on the list, you’ll have the opportunity to add a custom certification. You can add up to two custom certifications. Note that a custom certification will not have a verified badge.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Credly?

Credly is a leading digital credential platform that boasts hosting the largest digital credential network. Credly partners with institutions that issue certifications so they can verify that your certifications are valid. The site also allows you to store your verified certifications in their database for easy access.

What happens if I have a certification that Credly doesn’t verify?

If you have certifications that are not issued by Credly, you will not be able to add them via the Credly import feature. Instead, you can add your certifications to your Upwork profile through the manual option.

Will Credly review my certifications occasionally to make sure they are still valid?

No, Credly will not review certifications to ensure they are up-to-date, but you will be able to go back in to Credly and update your certifications as needed. And Upwork will sync with Credly’s systems daily to ensure that your credentials information in Credly is up to date on your Upwork profile.

A certification was removed from my Upwork profile, what happened?

We will sync with Credly’s systems daily to ensure that your credentials information on Upwork accurately reflects what’s on your Credly profile. If a credential is removed from your Credly profile, it will be removed from your Upwork profile as well.

Do I need to have a Credly account?

You must have a Credly account with issued certifications in order to import Credly certifications into your Upwork profile.

I already have a Credly account with verified certifications, what should I do?

You can go ahead and import your Credly credentials into your Upwork profile if you’d like!

To import your certifications via Credly:

  1. Go to Find WorkProfile
  2. Scroll down to the Certifications section and choose the Import from Credly button
  3. Log in to Credly
  4. When prompted to choose whether Upwork can access your Credly account, choose Allow Access
  5. Choose the credentials you want to import
Does Credly have access to my Upwork account? Is this safe?

Yes it is safe.

Credly does not have access to your Upwork account. By logging in to Credly though your Upwork account, you give Upwork permission to access your Credly account to import your Credly certifications over to your Upwork profile.

I don’t want to open a Credly account, what should I do?

You’ll need to open a Credly account if you want to import your credentials from Credly. But you can also add certifications manually without a Credly account.

Do I have to be a previous Credly user to be able to import my certifications?

You can sign up for Credly and update your account with certifications today! Once you have an account, you’ll be able to use this feature and import your Credly certifications onto your Upwork profile.

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