One year after the launch of the Direct-to-Profile Certifications pilot LinkedIn announced the launch of Add-to-Profile for Certifications, opening the pilot to any professional education provider interested in offering the service to its learners.
Through the program, education institutions are able to add a certification widget to their courses. Learners can then simply add the certification to their LinkedIn profile with the click of a button once the course has been completed successfully.
LinkedIn also introduced a new ranking of the top certification providers on the network which is based upon the number of professionals displaying those certifications in their profiles.
The top spot on the list currently goes to Microsoft followed by MOOC platform Coursera. From the other launch partners we find lynda.com in ninth place, Pearson VUE in 33rd place, edX in 39th and takes Udemy the 67th spot. The ranking also features an overview of top certifications by occupation.