Does Codecademy offer certificates or job assistance?



Unfortunately we don’t offer certificates or job assistance as part of our program at this time.

For Pro: What we do offer, however, are final projects. These teach you how to build apps from scratch. Though they’re not certificates, you can use the apps you create as a portfolio – whether by hosting them on github (a key resource for developers and a great place to collect or portfolio before looking for a job – or on your own portfolio site. (The final project for the HTML & CSS course teaches you how to build just such a portfolio site.)

Projects are a good way to get yourself ready for real world experiences, but getting a job afterwards is completely up to you. Some folks feel prepared after Codecademy and some also feel the need to continue their education elsewhere and use Codecademy as a foundation. It completely depends on the individual. Projects are different than lessons in that they are like self-contained exercises where there is less hand-holding. In Projects, you still use the Codecademy learning environment to go through them and you have small instruction items, but your code doesn’t get evaluated—the instructions are a checklist you can mark off as you complete them. They are designed to put what you learned during lessons into practice, and some require you to do a bit of research outside of what is covered.

Many folks show their progress and badges to their employers upon completion. I’d recommend sharing your Codecademy username with potential employers so they can see which courses you’ve finished. You can do this by adding your Codecademy username or link to your LinkedIn account, for example.