Licenses & certifications is an important section on your LinkedIn profile and you should pay attention to it if you are willing to present yourself as a highly skilled professional. And actually, you don’t have a reason not to strive for that since LinkedIn is THE place with countless business opportunities one must not miss.

This article is a quick guide which will lead you through the steps of adding a certificate to your LinkedIn profile.

  1. Click on the Me icon on the top right corner on the LinkedIn feed; or on your profile picture on the left hand side.
  2. Scroll down to reach the Licenses & certifications section. If you haven’t added it yet, click on the Add profile section button right under your cover photo. Then select Background → Licenses & certifications 
  3. Once you reach the section, click on the ‘plus’ button – on the right hand side of your screen.
  4. A page which requires details about your certificate will appear. Add:
  • Name of the certificate, 
  • Issuing organisation (start typing the name and if it has a LinkedIn page, it will appear in the dropdown menu – click on it)
  • Put a tick at the box underneath if your  certificate has no expiration date
  • Select month and year of issuing your certificate
  • Credential ID (optional)
  • Credential URL (optional)

Click the Add button and your certificate now appears on your profile, under Licenses & certifications

Since LinkedIn no longer shares changes to Licenses & certifications to your network, make sure you share this achievement with a separate post! Go to your homepage and make an update that clearly describes what and why you share. Acknowledgement and tags are always useful, so use them in an appropriate way and quantity.

You can watch a tutorial on BookMarks’ YouTube channel: 

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Written by

Dilyana Deneva

Dilyana Deneva has graduated in Psychology at The Open University, UK. She has five years of experience as a project coordinator at the European non-governmental organization working in the human rights sector – European Network on Independent Living, based in Brussels. Since 2017 she is an editor at – the largest media for books and reading in Bulgaria. Dilyana was a coordinator of the “Borrowed Writer” campaign – an initiative of, which aimed to familiarize students in Bulgaria with contemporary writers. Part of BookMark since March 2018 and partner at the agency since September 2020.