When you complete a Udemy course, you will receive a certificate of completion, which you can share with your friends, relatives, co-workers and potential employers. Certificates of Completion help demonstrate your accomplishments, but please note Udemy is not an accredited institution, and as a result, the certificates cannot be used for formal accreditation.
When all lectures have been completed, a gold or green trophy will appear on the course dashboard, signifying that the certificate of completion is ready. Click on the trophy to view the certificate.
Certificates can be saved as a .pdf or .jpg file so that you can easily share your accomplishment. In addition, certificates can be shared on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn directly from Udemy. The certificate will look something like this:
Certificates of completion can be accessed at Udemy.com and the mobile site, but not through the mobile apps or Apple TV. If you've completed a course on the mobile app or Apple TV, please log into Udemy.com through a browser to access your certificate.
Please note: In Brazil, we do not offer certificates for free courses, however, all paid courses still offer a certificate of completion.
Certificate of Completion: Commonly Asked Questions
Below are commonly asked questions we receive regarding Udemy’s certificates of completion.
I finished my course but I still can’t access my certificate of completion. How come?
In order to receive your certificate of completion, each lecture must be marked as complete. Double check the course dashboard to make sure each lecture and course item has a checkmark beside it, and is marked as complete.
For steps on how to manually mark a lecture as complete, please click here.
I’ve completed my course and the trophy has appeared, but when I click on it, I can’t see a certificate. Why?
Occasionally the system may need a few moments to generate a certificate of completion, after a course has been completed. Wait a couple of minutes and then try clicking on the trophy again. You may also need to refresh the page, or clear your cache and cookies, in order to see your certificate.
My certificate has my account’s username on it, instead of my real name. How can I change it?
Certificates of Completion are generated using whatever name you entered when you created your Udemy account. If you need to change the certificate’s name, navigate to your profile page and enter the name you wish to have on it in the Basics section. Next, contact Udemy Support and request to have your certificate regenerated. Please make sure to include the URL to your certificate so we can assist you more quickly
How can I change the language of my certificate of completion?
Certificates of completion are generated in the same language that is set for your account. If you wish to change the language on the certificate, navigate to your profile page, and select the language you wish to appear. The language option is located underneath your Biography.
Once you’ve done that, contact Udemy Support and request to have your certificate regenerated. Please make sure to include the URL to your certificate so we can assist you more quickly.
After you’ve received your updated certificate, you can switch your account’s language back to the one you had before, by following the same steps outlined above. Just remember to change it to your preferred language before generating your next certificate
Can I change the formatting of my certificate of completion? Or add an image?
Unfortunately certificates are created using a template, and there is no way to change the formatting for them at this time. If you would like to submit this as a feature request, please do so by clicking here.
A course I’m interested in taking says it offers a certificate, in addition to Udemy’s certificate of completion. Is this possible? And if so, how do I get the certificate when I complete the course?
Yes. Some instructors have courses that offer certificates, outside of Udemy, which are not generated by our system. Since instructors are the owners and managers of their courses, please contact the instructor directly for additional information about the certificate the course offers, and how you would receive it. For instructions on how to contact an instructor, please click here.