What is the exam format?

All exams are multiple choice. Users can skip questions and come back to them at the end of the exam.

What is the passing mark for an exam?

Each exam has a different passing mark (usually it is 75%).

Passing marks are usually indicated under the Recommended Skills Tests section of the Skills Lab page.

Do I have to pay to take an exam?

Yes, you will be charged for each exam you attempt. Each exam attempt has a nominal fee depending on the type and level of certification.

If you have a paid membership plan, you can also use your Freelancer Credits to purchase an Exam (Level 1, 2, or 3) reward and activate it to take any exam for free.

How many times can I take an exam?

You may attempt each exam as many times as you like. However, you may attempt only three exams per day.

I am highly knowledgeable on a particular topic, so can I skip a level?

No, users must complete exams in order of difficulty. You cannot skip your current exam level and go to the next without passing it first. 

Will an insignia be displayed on my user profile if I successfully complete an exam?

Insignias or badges are awarded upon successful completion of exams.

These are listed under the Certifications section of your profile page. The highest score you earned on an exam will be posted along with the exam badge or insignia.

You will also be able to view your exam badges on your bid in a project's bid list.

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