Course Certificate Dates

Once you obtain a certificate for a course, the date you earned it is displayed on the certificate. However, if you go back and complete any module, quiz, article, or project, you get a new certificate with a new date.

It would make more sense to keep certificates unchanging, especially if they are intended to be shown to others as proof of working with a language/concept for a certain amount of time.

I believe you can download the certificates, and the date on the downloaded one wouldn’t change.

However, the dates of the certificates on your profile page display a newer date.

I just realized, there may be value in the system kicking out new certificates, as follows:

  1. You complete the course and get your certificate on March 30, 2021.
  2. In April, the course is updated, with a new module added.
  3. You complete the module in May, and get a new certificate with the May date – which in effect shows that you have completed the recently added module.

Value? Yes, although not a great amount.