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New Upwork Skill Certifications

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Craig P Member Since: Jan 11, 2021
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Hi,

 

I got a question on the Upwork Skill Certifications.Does it go by the skills you have on your Upwork profile and what happons if you learn on your own for programming? Can i still take the test?

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Aleksandar D Moderator Member Since: Mar 23, 2019
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Hi Craig,

 

Doesn't matter if you learned it on your own or not, once you are invited, you can take the test. For the best chance of being invited in the future,  we suggest freelancers achieve a solid reputation, keep a complete and up-to-date profile that is not set to private, and maintain an active Upwork account in good standing.  

 

We currently have 10 skill certifications in Web  & Mobile Software Development and 16 in Design & Creative categories. We hope to expand skill certifications to other categories in the future. 

 

Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
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Craig P Member Since: Jan 11, 2021
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Thanks You

 

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SALOMON ANDRES S Member Since: Jan 6, 2016
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Hello, I just discovered the Upwork skill Certifications, I have been top Rated like 4 years in a row, I have an updated profile and portfolio and have 40k in earning but Upwork has never offered me a skill Certification in Image Editing. Many of my peers already have a badge with an Upwork Certifications. Can I know why I have been not offered one? and what should I do to get it. Thanks!

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Joanne Marie P Moderator Member Since: Nov 26, 2017
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Hi Salomon Andres,

 

At this time you cannot request to be invited. For the best chance of being invited in the future,  we suggest freelancers achieve a solid reputation, keep a complete and up-to-date profile that is not set to private, and maintain an active Upwork account in good standing.  


-Joanne
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SALOMON ANDRES S Member Since: Jan 6, 2016
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I understand I can't require to be invited, but I have a solid reputation ( 100% client satisfaction, great reviews, and Top Rated). I have a complete profile that is public and my account has always been active. ( been working like 5 years here).

 

It just seems kind of unfair I can't have the option to have a certification from Upwork with " Image Editing" when I have worked very hard to reach my Top-Rated Status, 100% client satisfaction, good reviews, portfolio, and lots of contracts that are proof that I'm really good at my work with "Image Editing"

I think there many cases similar to mine, with freelancers with many years and great reviews, top-rated that have been not offered the option to have a certification. Any person would think Upwork rewards the freelancers that have been loyal and delivered great work but it seems is the other way around.

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Aleksandr S Member Since: Jun 22, 2015
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I've got an invitation, but there was nothing close to my skills in the list  :_(

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Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi Aleksandr,

 

Thanks for your interest. We currently have 10 skill certifications in the Web  & Mobile Software Development and 16 in Design & Creative categories. We hope to expand skill certifications to other categories in the future. Stay tuned!

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Nataliia S Member Since: Nov 25, 2016
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Hey Lena, thank you for the information! I see that I have an Upwork skill certificate in "Image Editing." I am happy that I have it. But 100% of my working tasks here are illustrations. Is it possible to receive the relevant certificate? I don't edit images. I draw new original arts every day from the very beginning of my work here. It seems to me that the wrong certificate can affect less number of commissions. 

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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Nataliia,

 

You're right, let me have somebody from our team reach out to you about Illustration certificate.

 

Thank you for your patience. 


~ Bojan
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