Finished your final? Get an official Udacity certificate

So you’ve just finished your Udacity course final! Congratulations! Now, how do you tell the world?

Follow these three easy steps:

1. In the top right Welcome, (Student Name) menu, access the My Transcript page.

2. Click the Complete Course button next to the course.

3. Your certificate will be ready for download in a couple of minutes!

NOTE: You can always return and continue taking a course if you feel like you need more time for mastery.
Here at Udacity, we want you to succeed. Even after you have completed a course, all of your work from the class is saved. Therefore, you can improve the level of achievement on your certificate by re-enrolling and resubmitting your final. Course forums and all learning materials will be fully accessible to you even if you have already completed the course.

Also, even if you’ve finished a course, you can always go back and review the material without enrolling.



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12543592826303859003 Konrad Górski

    As for certificates: are there any other types than the one 'with highest distinction'? Is there any kind of grading based on course progress, or basically everyone gets the same certificate?

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10289428726320013200 jitin

      certificates are based on score in final examscore: 50%-94%->certificate of completionscore: 94%-99%-> certificate with high distinction score: 100%-> certificate with highest distinction

  • http://cbqmusic.wordpress.com/ cbqmusic

    From the PH100 final exam:Here are the different certificate levels (out of the 16 questions):6 or more questions = Certificate of Completion10 or more questions = Certificate of Accomplishment13 or more questions = Certificate of Accomplishment with High Distinction15 or more questions = Certificate of Accomplishment with Highest

  • http://cbqmusic.wordpress.com/ cbqmusic

    I am taking the CS215 class, and fell behind like two weeks. I am almost certain I won't be able to take the exam this week. Can I take it next week and still be able to mark the course as complete and generate a certificate?

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09805126609963952617 Felipe Gavilá

      The exam will always be online. Take your time and do it whenever you can.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01118148428668333317 Author

      You can take the exam whenever you like! The same thing goes for all Udacity classes.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15098855591665493457 Łukasz Przytuła

    Cert from CS262 (Programming Languages) says that I've finished CS373 (Artificial Intelligence), which I've actually finished earlier so now I have two certificates for CS373

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14679230167367533403 Andy Brown

      Whoops! We fixed this yesterday. If you enroll in the course and generate your certificate again it will be fixed.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12912425252790490155 Jhul César Oc

    I've got my certificate of ST101 but it was generated with my nickname, now I've changed my Udacity's profile name to my real name but I can´t get a new certificate with my real name … How can I get a new certificate with my real name??

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17401923166617385465 Justin Thomsen

      I'd suggest re-enrolling in the course, resubmitting all of the final questions, and then completing the course again. I bet that would do the trick.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16578954349150728753 bharat

    Is there a deadline to get the certificates for the current offering? Is there something like I need to finish the exam by some date or else my next chance of getting a certificate is in the next run which would be after 6 weeks?

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07518541326524148644 Shayan Doroudi

      There is no deadline. You may take the course at any time at your own pace, and finish the exam whenever you're ready!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10952360754307541100 gamerinformer

    Do these certificate hold any real world value??

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01598820758201967970 qriopal

      That's the million dollar question everyone is asking. Time will tell.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16821886655437981273 Dribbledribble

    Is the certificate still free now that Udacity has teamed up with Pearson VUE? or do you have to take the exam at Pearson first?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18299821222976957571 Mary@Udacity

    Yes! Every Udacity student can receive a certificate of completion. The Pearson test is a different type of course certification that you can gain IN ADDITION TO the Udacity certificate.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11296945748503871646 fellowclass.hassam@b

    WELL….udacity CERTIFICATES value???i m sure khanacadmey,coursera,udacity and edX are the future of education………

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01268408666417062309 annag

    Looking at the Pearson VUE website ( http://www.pearsonvue.com/vtclocator/ ), I didn't see Udacity testing listed. Where should I be looking, to find a local testing center?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00484732624349215872 Shoaib Rehman

    Are there any charges for Udacity certifications?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13409876535683579550 Jonas Gryder

    When you go to the site, choose "View All" rather than choosing a category. You will see Udacity in that list.Although one might expect to see it under IT, it is not there.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09566247815074529184 ONLINELEARNING

    Yes it has a value.Colorado State University accepted certificates of Udacity as CREDITS. One 3 credit course at Colorado is roughly $ 1000 . There fore one certificate of UDACITY worths $ 1000 . Not bad. College tuition can be halfed if one takes 50 % of the courses from UDACITY or MITx Harvardx . Revolution . Thanks to Colorado State .

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09566247815074529184 ONLINELEARNING

    I do not approve of Pearson exams They are commercial company.A commercial company is willing to give a pass to everyone who is paying $ 89 not bad.UDACITY should make their own exams .What is proctoring anyway. You pay someone to proctore you.I love to be proctor as well .Now there are softrwares to do automatic grading and autentication as well.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10012806810082397699 Nelson Muntz

    It would be better to get a certificate after all CS courses have been completed that would say "Certificate of Achievement: Web Application Engineering" or "This is to certify that XXName has successfully completed Computer Science Course: Web Application Developer" something like that instead of listing the course you took on the certificate, because that makes it look kind

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10012806810082397699 Nelson Muntz

      Better yet, list the languages taught throughout all CS courses like:Web Application Engineering Python, Java, C, C++ just an example!please make it happen!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02592917273802331263 Nitin Kushwaha

    Hey there !Thanks for this,however, If possible can we have something on Computer Forensics/ Digital Forensics, and Information Security courses including Ethical Hacking.Would love to see them.Thanks.Nitin Kushwaha

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15290320963161648169 Michele Moneywell

    Question 1:You say, "Even after you have completed a course, all of your work from the class is saved." Will our answers on the final exam also be saved? Question 2:Even though I finished the course some time ago, I've been holding off on printing the certificate because somewhere else I read that once you do so, you are no longer enrolled and lose all your

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14942367864437541903 Mariuzzz

    The another question is can the certificates be verified?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13191289138865937252 TheITSystem

    I've taken tests with them before. You'll know for sure that they don't pass you for paying the fee once you've been there. They will keep your money and kick you out for pulling out a tissue that you brought into the room with you. FYI: The one in San Francisco has tissues and bathroom breaks too. I just took my Food Managers Certification for the state of California as part of

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10588844852905758167 Nicholas B.

    I just finished my EP245 course with 100% score but it still just says "certificate of completion". Am I missing something?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06190462179198699460 Kathleen Mullaney

    Hi Nicholas, For EP245, there is only one level of certificate. If you finish the course, you will get a "Certificate of Completion." This is because this class is a bit different than other Udacity classes, in that there is no final exam or gradable homework assignments. The real measure of entrepreneurial ability will come from getting off the computer and out of the

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10588844852905758167 Nicholas B.

    Many thanks for your reply Kathleen, been fantastic following the course and a real eye opener! On to Physics now :-)Nicholas

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18180124181711815692 BHB

    My son want to pursue a course on Big Data Analysis. Do you offer such courses online free? If so, kindly let me know thorough info on it and oblige Sir. My email ID is bakul.bhatt@gmail.com Awaiting your reply soon.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12239379892921586229 Abhiprakashekk

    Does the final certificate that we get have some kind of a stamp,seal or digital signature indicating which professors taught us the subject?? or its just UDACITY that is mentioned on it??

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00814575025007923474 Kristy Ng

      After completion of the course you will receive a Udacity certificate that is signed by the instructor of that course.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10146665688529266123 jink

    where can we use these certificates can they be considered as qualification in my resume when applying for a job

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00814575025007923474 Kristy Ng

      The skills you learn from the courses will be where you gain the most value. You can list them on your resume as you see fit.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10685418787045045364 Shelly

    Can't the certificates be posted to your house if you do not have a printer?Thanks

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03392434472870091661 Fredrick Mutooni

    After completing EP245 and doing the survey, i checked my certificate several times and i got the information bellow. Please adviceEP245: How to Build a StartupOpened on September 14Go To This Course You have not yet earned a certificate; re-enroll on the course overview page to continue your progress!My Future Classes

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11917415649581455624 amir

      I have the same problem.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04107117396086023399 Néstor Anthon

    I just finished EP245: How to Build a Startup. Great Course.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13276029418865677198 June Lai

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13276029418865677198 June Lai

    Hi,I've finished EP245, but when I ask for a certificate, it shows: You have not yet earned a certificate: re-enroll on the course overview page to continue you progress,May I know what is the problem?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02353705510389298325 Virginia

    Thanks so much to all the team! Following this course was really inspiring.Cheers from Spain

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08278691243336645828 Rafael

    I just wanted to say thank you! I completed Statistics 101 and it was great. Thanks to all the Udacity team wno make this so easy helping to focus on what really matters… quality education!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14075791655159283097 Troy

    I just completed CS373 and downloaded the certificate. It looks really tacky. If you want people to be able to actually use these courses as qualifications for anything, they need to be able to show the certificate to someone without feeling embarrassed. You should really work on look of the certificate.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16126698621314663335 JUAN CAMILO Salazar

    yesterday i finish al the videos in How to build a start up, but when im going to look my certificate something happen and shows me this message "You have not yet earned a certificate; re-enroll on the course overview page to continue your progress!", i have 100% in all videos, so could you help me with this!!! Thanks

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12293260825288914723 raz foil

    I totally agree with this: employers need to know what skills have been learned from the certificate.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09307204584125778712 Sameer Jain

    Is there a way to estimate the total length of the lectures for EP245 (short of going lecture by lecture and writing down the length of each video)? I need to do so in order to submit for continuing education credit for my company.Thanks!Sameer

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14620822212724149630 Brenna Van Norman

      Samir, the total length of the lectures for EP245 is 5 hours and 45 minutes.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13830127156576976824 Bruno

    This information is outdated. I have viewed all lectures and completed all quizes/final questions of a course, and yet cannot complete it. :s

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07551748764978267513 Ahmed Askar

    how much to the exam and the certificate cost ?? I saw something called Pearson VUE I don't know how it works and is it necessary or it is an optional thing ?? Thank you

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00814575025007923474 Kristy Ng

      Hi Ahmed, you dont need to pay to receive an official Udacity certificate as shown in this blog post. You can earn these by completing the course material. We do have a proctored exam and certificate you can earn through Pearson VUE for $90.

  • Praash

    What happens if we complete the course before the allocated time? In that case Do we get the certificate or we need to wait until the end of the entire course duration?

    • ChiWei Ranck

      Udacity’s courses are self-paced so you can earn a certificate in whatever time frame works for you. You can take your time and spread your learning over several months, or dedicate a single weekend to the course and learn it in 2 days. Other than the course specific requirements to earn the certificate (submitting a project that meets specifications and the exit interview), students must pay for a minimum of 1 month to earn the certificate of an individual course and 2 months for a Nanodegree. But that’s the only time restriction.