How old do users have to be to use Codecademy?


You can be any age to use Codecademy. But to save your progress, you'll need a Codecademy account. Due to legal restrictions, you have to be at least 13 years old to create and maintain an account here on the forums. If you notice or have suspicion that someone on these forums is under 13, please flag them to our staff. Those users suspected of being under 13 years of age will be emailed and asked to confirm and prove their birth date within 24-48 hours. After that period, if users do not reply or are unable to confirm that they are legally old enough to use these forums, they will lose access to Codecademy Discuss. Revocation of access to the Codecademy Discuss forums will not affect your ability to access learning content on

Read more on the Children's Online Privacy Act (aka COPPA) here.