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Get a Course Certificate

You can earn a Course Certificate for most Coursera Courses. A Course Certificate is proof that you completed and passed the course.

Certificate requirements

In order to get a Course Certificate, you must:

Pay for a Course Certificate

You can pay the Course Certificate fee when you enroll in the course.  If you are looking at course materials for free using the audit option, you can pay to upgrade to the Certificate option any time.

If you're having trouble paying for a Certificate, or want to learn more about Coursera's payment and refund policies, check our Payments section.

Course Certificate deadlines

After you pay the Course Certificate fee, you either have 180 days after you pay, or 180 days after the course launches for the first time (whichever is longer), to earn your Certificate.

After 180 days, your payment will expire. You will need to pay the fee again if you haven't earned a Certificate and want one.

Deadlines for earning Course Certificates may be different if you're taking the course as part of a Specialization.


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