How Do I Add My Credential to LinkedIn?

You've won your credential, now it's time to show it off. Make sure to add your certificate or badge to LinkedIn so that everyone can see it!

Two Ways of Adding Your Credential to LinkedIn

Share to LinkedIn

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There are two buttons on the Credential View page that allow you to share a post about your credential in your LinkedIn news feed or send a private message about it.

  1. Click on the option in the sidebar menu or the button to the right of the credential to start the process. If you are not already logged in to your LinkedIn account you will be prompted to do so.
  2. You will then be taken to LinkedIn's site where you can choose to share as a post or as a private message.
  3. Write a message to accompany your certificate in your post or message and click Post/Send.

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You will then have a lovely big statement about your achievement that is visible to all your connections. Do bear in mind though that as time goes by this will drop through the newsfeed and become less visible.

Add to LinkedIn Profile

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In the left-hand sidebar menu you will see the option 'Add to LinkedIn Profile'. This option will allow you directly add your credential to the 'License and Certifications' page on your LinkedIn Profile.

  1. Click on 'Add to LinkedIn Profile' to open the pop-up window with all the relevant information you'll need to copy and paste across to your LinkedIn profile.
  2. At the bottom of the pop-up that appears click on 'Open LinkedIn' to open the correct form that this information needs to be entered in to.
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  3. Copy and paste the relevant information from the Accredible pop-up window to the LinkedIn form. (This used to be automatic. However LinkedIn stepped up its security and discontinued this automation, so it does need to be done manually. We know this is a hassle and we are working to resolve this),
  4. Once all the information has been copied across you can save and close the LinkedIn form.

Your credential will then appear on your LinkedIn profile for as long as you would like it to be there, and anyone that clicks on the link will be taken straight to your credential view where it can be verified.

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