Hi Iryna, James and Benjamin,
Congrats on receiving the initial email! This means that you possess the skills that we're looking for in your category for our skills certifications. I know that we received a lot of responses already so it will take the team some time to go through them. I want to clarify that, in Benjamin's case, when clicking the link and selecting the certification you were interested in being invited to, this was to reflect your interest in receiving an invite and does not guarantee you will receive an invite. The next step is for the team to review your profile and experience and if deemed appropriate you will be sent the invite to complete the certification.
Not at all! We don't have a timeframe for opening up the program to new requests at the moment. We'll follow up in the Community with an update as we continue to assess and expand the program. If you are invited to future assessments you will be notified via email. Thank you.
Please note that Upwork Skill Certifications indicate proficiency in one or more skills on your Upwork profile. Currently, these certifications are only available for certain skills in Web & Mobile Software Development and Design & Creative fields. You can find more information in this help article.
We agree and do understand that some freelancers will be eligible to have more than one skill certification as we continue to expand the program further. At the moment, freelancers who received and accepted the invitation will receive one free assessment. We'll keep the Community posted as we develop this program further!
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.