Some professions and industries may require a license, and freelancers can display their license information on their profiles.

This information includes a link to a licensing verification website, which the freelancer provides. If the work you’re requesting requires a license for legal for professional reasons, you are responsible for verifying the freelancer’s license.

Find licensing information

  1. Open the freelancer’s profile
  2. In the sidebar, under License, you’ll see any licenses the freelancer has listed
  3. Select Show details below the license to display details, including the licensing verification website link that the freelancer provided


You must be logged in to see the details of the freelancer’s license.



Examples of professions that may require a license:

Health & wellness

  • Medical Writing
  • Medical Translation
  • Telemedicine Services
  • Nutrition Planning

Legal services

  • Legal Consulting
  • Legal Writing
  • Patent Law
  • Contract Law

Financial & accounting

  • Financial Planning
  • Tax Preparation
  • Bookkeeping
  • Auditing

Real estate

  • Real Estate Consulting
  • Property Management
  • Appraisal Services

Engineering & architecture

  • Structural Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering

Education & training

  • Teaching
  • Educational Consulting
  • Special Education Services

Technical & scientific

  • Environmental Consulting
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical Consulting

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I verify a license?

Remember that it is your responsibility to verify a freelancer’s license. If a freelancer has added a license, you can find it on the sidebar of their profile under License.

Select Show details to see more information, including a link to the licensing verification website that the freelancer provided. It is your responsibility to confirm that the website is authentic and that it displays a license for the freelancer you’re engaging.

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