Udemy's mission is to improve lives through learning. Our global marketplace features an extensive, multi-language library, which includes over 65,000 courses taught by expert instructors. You can take courses across a wide range of categories, some of which include: business & entrepreneurship, programming, academics, the arts, health & fitness, language, music, technology, games, and more. With instructors adding new content every day, be sure to check back regularly for the latest courses. The opportunities for learning are endless!
Below are answers to some of the frequently asked questions we receive about Udemy.
What do Udemy courses include?
Each Udemy course is created, owned and managed by the instructor(s). The foundation of each Udemy course are its lectures, which can include videos, slides, text and additional resources the instructor has uploaded. In addition, instructors can add quizzes, practice tests, assignments and coding exercises, as a way to enhance the learning experience of students.
To get a sense of what these lectures and features look like within the course dashboard, check out the lecture icon guide here.
For tips on how to search our marketplace and find courses you may be interested in taking, please read How to Search for Courses on the Udemy Marketplace.
How do I take a Udemy course?
Udemy courses are entirely on-demand, which means that you can enroll in the courses that interest you and learn at your own pace. You can begin the course whenever you like, and there are no deadlines to complete it.
Udemy courses can be accessed from several different devices and platforms, including a desktop / laptop, Android app, iOS app, and Apple TV app. Detailed information on Udemy’s platforms and features can be reviewed here.
After you enroll in a course, you can access it by clicking on the course link you will receive in your confirmation email, provided you’re logged into your Udemy account. You can also begin the course by logging in and navigating to your My Courses page.
For steps on how to log into your Udemy account, please click here.
How long do I have to complete a Udemy course?
As noted above, there are no deadlines to begin or complete the course. Even after you complete the course, you will continue to have access to it, provided that your account’s in good standing, and Udemy continues to have a license to the course. To learn more about our Lifetime Access policy, please click here.
Is Udemy an accredited institution?
While Udemy is not an accredited institution, we offer skills-based courses taught by experts in their field, and every approved course features a Udemy certificate of completion. Certificates can be saved as a .pdf or .jpg file so that you can easily share your accomplishment.
Is there any way to preview a course?
Yes! If you're not sure if a course is right for you, you can start a free preview and watch a handful of lectures the instructor has selected. For steps on how to preview a course, and review key information about it, please click here.
What if I don’t like a course I purchased?
We want you to be satisfied, so if you're not happy with a course, you can even request a full refund within 30 days of purchasing a course. For more information on our refund policy, please click here.
I’m interested in becoming an instructor; how do I begin?
If you’re interested in creating and teaching a course, a great place to begin is to read Getting Started: How do I Create my Udemy Course?
If you have any other questions about Udemy, you can contact support by clicking here.