In response to the pandemic, many providers offered free certificates and online learning resources. At Class Central, we compiled these into a list that we updated regularly. Our list grew to ~100 resources and has been viewed by one million learners.
LinkedIn Learning was one of these resources. In June 2020, Microsoft made 14 learning paths on LinkedIn Learning available for free. At the time, we shared the list of learning paths with free certificates with Class Central’s learners, which also proved to be very popular.
So, I decided to find out if there were more free certificates available. I looked through LinkedIn Learning’s catalog of 9,000+ courses and 425 learning paths (which consist of a set of bundled courses) and identified the ones available for free and that offer free certificates.
Here’s what I found: 160 courses and 22 learning paths offer free certificates, as well has 320 free courses for a total of 750+ hours of free online learning. You can find the comprehensive lists below. Click on a link to jump to the corresponding section.
We’re not sure how long these courses will offer free certificates. However, we plan to keep an eye on LinkedIn Learning and update the list continuously. In fact, the list initially had 350 hours of free resources. Now, it’s 750 hours. So, stay tuned! And if you find more free certificates or courses, or if you notice an error in the list, please tell us in the comments.
You may also want to have a look at some of our other compilations of free certificates and courses, including:
How to earn a LinkedIn Learning Free Certification
To earn a certificate for an individual course, watch all videos and take the quizzes. In courses, you’ll need to take an exam. Once you’re done, go to the “Related to this course” section below the video (on desktop) and click on “Show all”.
A window will pop up with certificates available for the course (see example above). Click on “Download” to get your LinkedIn Learning certificate. Some courses also offer Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits, in addition to the LinkedIn Learning certificate.
To earn a certificate for a learning path, you need to complete all the path’s courses. Then, you’ll be able to download the learning path certificate.