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How do I verify my credentials?

posted this on May 03, 2009 09:55 PM

Displaying credentials (education, awards, certificates, etc.) on your profile page is a great way to demonstrate your experience and expertise. We encourage freelancers to list credentials earned, including certifications, professional licenses, degrees, and references to past employment, on their freelancer profile as a way to illustrate their skills and expertise.

In addition to listing credentials, freelancers also have the option of having their listed credentials verified by our partner Justifacts Credential Verification, Inc. ( When freelancers have their credentials verified by an independent third party, they can substantiate the credential and add credibility to their profile. 

How much does credential verification cost?

  • For U.S. based credentials, the cost per verification is $15.
  • For international credentials, the cost per verification is $25. 

How long does it take to get a credential verified?

Credential verifications typically take 1-2 weeks to process depending on the type of credential and overall volume of credential requests. 

How do I request verification of a credential?

To verify your credentials, log in to your Elance account and follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the Find Work tab on the navigation bar at the top of the page.
  2. Next, click on the Freelancer Profile link located on the second row of the navigation bar.
  3. Click on the Resume or About the Company (for business accounts) link from the left of your profile.
  4. Click the appropriate credential link - Add Certification, License, Education or Employment.
  5. Fill in the information, scroll to the bottom of the page and add a checkmark in the box next to Yes, I want to verify this record.
  6. Click Save.

How do I delete a verified credential/reference?

You cannot delete a verified credential, reference, or educational institution from your profile.  However, you can choose to hide it from your profile's public view.  To hide a credential from your profile, please log into your account and follow the steps listed below:

  1. Click on the Find Work tab.
  2. Click on the Freelancer Profile link.
  3. Click on the Resume link from the left of your profile.
  4. Click Edit next to the appropriate verified credential. 
  5. Uncheck the box that states Display this credential.
  6. Scroll down and click on the Save button.
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