In order to earn a Verified Certificate, you'll need to verify your identity. This is accomplished by taking a photo of yourself & a photo ID using a webcam. For best results:
- Make sure your face is well lit and fills the picture window.
- Make sure your photo identification card fills the window and your name is visible in the second photo.
- The name on your ID must exactly match the full name you have on your edX account, including being in the same language/alphabet. If needed, you can change the name on your account to match your ID.
- Do not submit blurry photos.
After you submit your verification photos, you can see your verification status on the right side of your dashboard. Normally, ID verification review takes 2-3 business days. If your photos are denied for any reason, the reason for denial will be listed on your dashboard, and you'll see a button to resubmit your verification photos.
If your computer does not have a webcam, edX recommends that you find out if your local library has a webcam that you can use, or that you borrow a friend’s webcam. If you have a smartphone that has a camera, you can also verify your identity by visiting the following page in the smartphone’s browser.