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Upwork Academy
Welcome to Upwork Academy! Whether you're just starting on Upwork or looking to grow your business, we offer a variety of resources tailored to every stage of your journey. Explore learning paths, expert-led mini-courses, and extensive content from partners like Coursera and Udemy. Enhance your skills with live coaching, interactive workshops, and virtual events. Boost your profile with Upwork skill certifications. Start learning today and take your success to new heights!


Unlock your full potential with our Education Marketplace, an exclusive collaboration between Upwork Academy, Coursera, and Udemy, offering a curated selection of courses and resources to empower freelancers with new skills a...


Our mini courses are created by top professionals on Upwork. They distill must-know topics into easy-to-digest lessons that you can complete in minutes! Learn something new and unlock your success.

What do you want to do?
Explore learning paths
Work with a coach
Attend an event
Learn from experts
Watch videos
Get certified
Upskill with our partners
Discover AI resources
Got any feedback for the Upwork Academy team? We'd love to hear from you!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Upwork Academy?

Upwork Academy is a library of information and resources that are available at any time, letting you explore and engage at your own pace. 

What can I do in Upwork Academy?

You can start your journey by going through an interactive course or by watching videos of past webinars and expert talks. After completing a course, you’ll also have the option to sign-up for group coaching and work directly with our Upwork Coaches.

How is Upwork Academy different from Upwork Help and Resource center?

Upwork Academy is a library of informational resources designed to help you explore and engage at your own pace. 


Upwork Help articles, FAQs, and videos help with your questions about specific steps and processes on Upwork. Links to Help in-product help you use Upwork’s platform while you’re working, and you can also search specific questions in the Help search bar. 


The resource center and Upwork Academy both have content on a variety of topics that you can explore at any time. However, Up

Why can’t I see any of the courses?

You’ll need to log into Upwork Community to be able to see the Academy courses. If you don’t have an Upwork Community account, you can register for one in the upper right-hand corner of the webpage.


If you’re logged in but still having issues viewing the courses, it could be because of your internet and security settings. If you have the “iframe” blocked, you won’t be able to see the course. Instead, you’ll just see an empty page with the header, course title, and footer.

Will more content be added to Upwork Academy?

Absolutely! Upwork Academy is still in development and we’re working on enhancements to help you build your business and succeed on Upwork. We’ll add additional courses, videos and articles to the Academy as it continues to grow.

I have heard about Upwork Academy, but I can’t find it on the Upwork website.

We’re currently sharing the link to access Upwork Academy on an invite-only basis while it’s in beta. But stay tuned! We hope to release this to all freelancers soon. 

The courses don’t seem to look right on my tablet/mobile device.

Great call out! While the courses are still functional on a mobile device, they are currently optimized for the desktop experience. We hope to create a more mobile-friendly version soon, but for now, we recommend completing Academy courses from a laptop or desktop computer.

Learn More About the Upwork Academy

Welcome to Upwork Academy, an accessible and interactive suite of informational resources and best practices for using Upwork. 


Upwork Academy Offerings:

  • Follow a learning path
  • Take a course
  • Find out which coaching option is right for you
  • See if you qualify for one of our certifications
  • Gain insight from past events


Within Academy, you'll find a wide range of topics, from best practices for choosing your profile headline and advice for setting your rate to scam awareness tips. 


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