Enabling Linkedin Add to Profile for Certificates

by Sarah Southerland

You can make it easy for trainees to showcase the certificate they earned from completing your course on their LinkedIn profile. In this article we will look at:

  • How the certificate displays on LinkedIn
  • Step-by-step process for enabling your certificates to be added to trainees' LinkedIn profiles.
  • Student experience


LinkedIn certificate display

If a trainee adds their certificate to their LinkedIn Profile, the following certificate components will display:

  • Name (either the course title, or as defined by you)
  • Unique certificate Credential ID
  • The dates the certificate is valid through
  • Your LinkedIn company name
  • Your LinkedIn company logo


Enabling certificates to be added to LinkedIn Profiles

In this step, you will configure your certificate settings in Skilljar to surface the correct certificate attributes and enable them to be added to LinkedIn. This will provide trainees an "Add to Profile" button to easily display their certificate to their LinkedIn profile.

  1. Navigate to Course Management.
  2. Select the course.
  3. Click on the Actions Tab.
  4. Scroll down to Completion actions and click Add Completion Action.
  5. Click  "Issue certificate upon completion"
  6. Next, select the template you would like to use. You can select the Skilljar default template, select from a list of custom templates, or create a new template by clicking "Create New Template" 
  7.  Once you've selected a template, you'll be taken to the settings page for this certificate. Select "Add certificate to LinkedIn." 

  8. Enter the following information into the form: 
    1. Name: We default to displaying the course title as the certification name. If you'd like to customize the certificate name that displays on a trainee's LinkedIn Profile, add your custom name here and click Save Details. For example: Your course title may be "Advanced Marketing Tips", but you'd like the certificate name to display as "Marketing Expert."
    2. Issuing Organization: Include the name of the company as it appears on LinkedIn. 
  9. Save your settings. 

Once you have configured the certificate LinkedIn settings, the LinkedIn Add to Profile button will display on the trainee's Skilljar profile page next to their certificate. 


If you select to send course completion emails for this course, the user will also receive an email including a link to download their certificate and the LinkedIn Add to Profile option.

Student Experience

When a student receives a certificate and opts to add it to their LinkedIn profile, they'll see the following information that can easily be copied and pasted into the fields on the LinkedIn form. Issuing Organisation will only be filled in if you have identified it in Course Management. Screen_Shot_2019-05-21_at_2.47.04_PM.png

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