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New Upwork Skill Certifications

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Benjamin P Member Since: Sep 4, 2020
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Hi Joanne,

Thank you for getting back to me. I appreciate your providing a link to the Help article. Looking at it, I do have a number of skills that are included on this list and that I would be happy to be tested on. These include: JavaScript Front-end Development, Brand Identity, Graphic Design, User Experience Design and User Interface Design. 


I do not understand the part of the email I received that said the email was sent to me by mistake because there are multiple certifications you are currently offering for which I have relevant skills. No one reached out to me to follow up on what skill I might want to be tested for. I believe the revocation of my invitation was in error.


Thank you,


Active Member
Iryna D Member Since: Sep 4, 2020
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Hello! I received an invitation for certification, it got lost in the mail. I found out about this when a letter came from Upwork today, stating that I shouldn't have gone through it. How can I get another invitation? I think any tests are a good opportunity to show my skills and I would gladly do it. I'm sorry that I missed the invitation letter.

Nikola S Moderator Member Since: Jul 2, 2020
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Hi Iryna,


Thanks for your question. 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.


Thank you,

~ Nikola

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Iryna D Member Since: Sep 4, 2020
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Hi Nikola S ,  sorry to hear that. If I didn’t respond to the invitation, does it mean that I have lost my chance?

Community Manager
Vladimir G Community Manager Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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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.

Active Member
Benjamin P Member Since: Sep 4, 2020
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Hi Vladimir,


Thank you for following up. I appreciate the clarification.


Take care,


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Pety Ialimijoro R Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Hello people,

Last week I got an email telling me to pass the General Coding Assessment test.

Due to a personal reason, I am wondering if I can take this test later on? I mean after the 2 weeks from the time I got the email.

Thanks for your response
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Nouman T Member Since: Jun 22, 2018
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Hi Nikola,

I received the invitation for "Upwork Skill Certification" and have accepted it.

Now I have been given a deadline of 2 weeks to complete the tests.


Can you kindly elaborate what happens if I am not able to complete the tests within 14 days or if I am not able to get the passing score because as of now I am not sure about the pattern, coverage and environment of the test that'll be conducted?

Will it affect any of my current profile parameters such as job success rate, top-rated status etc?


Thank you.

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


If you don’t pass the test, don't worry! Nothing will display on your Upwork profile. If you followed all the guidelines but don’t achieve a passing score, you may request to retake the test again after six months. Request a second test at

Learn more about Upwork Skill Certifications here


Thank you!

~ Bojan
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Joe H Member Since: Dec 9, 2020
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Are these requests we are seeing from **Edited for Community Guidelines** legitimate?

Due to the vagueness of the wording, 

and survey links from services external of Upwork,


and other odd CRM or lead management services,

they appear very suspicious,

as if they are trying to steal personal information and portfolio assets,

for the use of creating fake accounts.