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How can I get free online certifications?

My brother recommended me to look for free online certifications. He says that an internet course can be good for my education. I want to be an electrician and I already do some small jobs but I don’t have any certification. If it’s possible to take free online electrical courses, I could take them in the evenings at home after I come back from work. I don’t have much free time. I wonder if those certifications from a distance learning centre come only in a digital format and if they can be printed.

Rodney Fox

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Kathy Robinson on June 1, 2018

Improving your education is always a good choice. Taking courses on the subject of your interest allows you to increase your knowledge in an academic way, develop the skills that you already have and, after completing all the necessary assignments, you are entitled to receive a certificate that you will be able to add to your resume and send with job applications. That document can be of a special value to find the job you are looking for in your area of specialization and to ask for a higher pay.

You can take as many online courses as you want. Nowadays, we can find many courses in many fields of study on the internet. There are free courses and courses that you need to purchase but, if you take some time to search for the course that you want, it is very likely that you will find courses with very low fees. Unfortunately, finding online certifications for free is somewhat more difficult.

Most learning websites offer their courses based on the idea of sharing them with anyone from anywhere wanting to learn about a specific subject. That is the reason why they offer free courses. Though it is possible in most cases to get a certificate at the end of you course, it is usually not free. Try to select internet courses that offer different types of certification, that way you will have different fee options to choose from.

Since you want to be an electrician, you may want to take a look at the Alison courses website ( You can select there the free online electrical course that interests you the most or take all of them one by one. All the courses that are shown on that website are free.

Even if you only dedicate a short time to your course, make it quality time to study. Take into account that you will be assessed online at the end of your studies and you will need to score 80% or higher to finish your course with success. If you succeed, you will be able to purchase an official certification.

This official document that you can receive after finishing free online courses with certificate comes in three formats: digital (PDF file), certificate and framed certificate. The cost changes according to the format that you choose and whether you choose express shipping from the centres for distance learning to your home. 

Larry Warrena year ago

Certification is always the best way if you want to achieve your career goals. However, a free online certification can water down your actual skills. Granted that you have the knowledge but the only way you can prove it is through valid certification from a recognized institution. Most of the institutions that offer internet courses for free are not recognized, which can result in losing an opportunity to advance your career.

I agree with the idea that there may be legitimate companies that offer free online courses in an attempt to share information. However, getting a certificate is not always free. I believe the best thing you can do is to get a paid certification from a recognized learning institution. 

Cynthia Bakera year ago

I remember that I knew about those free online electrical courses when my cousin was looking for them on the internet. I thought then that it was a great idea and I still think so, because it opens the doors to education for many people who already work and who don’t have much time currently to go to college or to stay full-time there. Some people don’t start from scratch on the study branch that they choose. My cousin for example had already some knowledge about electricity because his father was an electrician and very often my cousin saw him doing his job. He learnt a lot by doing so, but the courses gave him the opportunity to learn more new things about electricity and at the end he could decide to get a certificate. He chose to get a framed certificate for the most advanced course that he took. 

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