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How to Add Your Training Certificate on LinkedIn

Have you recently completed a training course that you’re incredibly proud of? Or maybe you have past qualifications that you want to share… Firstly, congratulations! Now follow these steps to add your training certificate on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn is a useful business communication tool and for those looking for a new job, prospective employers can easily view your profile and see what qualifications you have.

But just how can you add your training certificates to your LinkedIn profile? 

It’s surprisingly easy to do. 


First time adding a certificate to your profile? 

If you’re using a browser to access LinkedIn and haven’t added a certificate before; select profile and then click on the Add Profile Section under your connections. You’ll then be able to select Licenses & certifications under the Recommended section.

If you already have the Licenses & certifications section, simply scroll down your profile until you find it and then click ‘+’.

To add your certificate, you need to follow these steps: 

  • Enter the name of the course
  • Enter the Issuing Organisation
  • Enter the Issue and Expiration Dates
  • The Credential ID is your certificate number
  • The Credential URL is the website address of your issuer
  • Click Save

If you want to add your credentials through your mobile device, follow these steps: 

  • Click on your profile picture
  • Click view profile
  • Click on the ‘+’ icon at the bottom right hand of the screen
  • Scroll down and click on the Background section
  • Select the ‘+’ icon next to Licenses & certifications
  • Ret of steps as above

And you’re done!

Now you know how to add certifications to your LinkedIn profile, you can prove to potential employers or recruiters that you’re skilled and ready to go. 

It really is that easy. 

Frances Bullock

Frances Bullock

Social Media Content Writer. Just your average spooky girl who loves cows and David Bowie.

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