Creative Commons Certificate

The CC Certificate helps us work together to build an equitable, accessible, and innovative world through sharing open knowledge and culture.

Certificate Logo with colorful dotsWelcome to the Creative Commons Certificate! The Certificate is an in-depth course about CC licenses, open practices and the ethos of the Commons. The course is composed of readings, quizzes, discussions and practical exercises to develop learners’ open skills.

This course is open to everyone, from university students and entry-level professionals to experts in the fields of library science and education (more fields forthcoming).

The Certificate is a community development program, investing in people like you, who work in and advocate for open movements and the Commons. The CC Certificate powers you with knowledge to better advise your institution on creating and engaging with openly licensed works. You will learn how to adapt and innovate on existing openly licensed materials–keeping your institution’s knowledge base relevant and up to date. You will also learn how to best support learners accessing a wider array of open knowledge resources. Finally, the Certificate equips you with the skills needed to meet open licensing requirements increasingly present in government and foundation grants and contracts.

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CC Certs Team by Creative Commons CC BY 4.0

Find out more information about the Certificate, and upcoming opportunities to become a Certificate instructor here.

Please note that earning a CC certificate will not authorize you to provide legal advice, represent your opinions as official interpretations of CC tools, or speak on behalf of Creative Commons or its Country Chapters.