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Earn a verified certificate.

Verify your participation, prove your success

You may wish to take this course for erudition alone. But if you'd like to prove your interest and success to future employers or educators, you can sign up to earn a verified certificate.

Students who sign up will have their end of course assessment invigilated online by our proctoring partners Software Secure. Once you have checked out, you can take the assessment at a time to suit you. All you need is a webcam, a microphone, photo ID and a quiet room to complete the assessment in.

  • Your work, your identity

    All student identities will be verified so you can prove your success.

  • Highlight on your CV

    Show employers your interest in the biggest ideas of our time.

  • Share with the world

    Motivate yourself to continue your lifelong learning.

How it works

  1. 1

    Purchase verification to earn a verified certificate

  2. 2

    Take the verified assessment with Remote Proctor Now at a time to suit you

  3. 3

    Take your verified assessment at a time to suit you

  4. 4

    Receive your verified certificate and credits towards an IAI Award

  • Photo ID
  • Webcam
  • Internet Connection

Frequently asked questions

  • Q. How do I earn a verified certificate?

    The verified certificate is offered to students who sign up to have their end of course assessment invigilated by Software Secure.

    Once you have checked out for verification and completed the video lecture series, you will unlock the verified assessment option. From our site you will be redirected to Software Secure’s Remote Proctor Now service. Once here, all you need to do is prove your identity using your webcam and photo ID, then take the end of course assessment under test conditions.

    Once you have finished the assessment, your test will be reviewed and the results will be emailed to you within 10 working days. Providing you have followed the requirements for the test, your verified certificate will be hosted on a shareable URL on our website.

  • Q. What are the requirements for the verified assessment?

    In order to take the verified assessment you will need:

    • An internet connection
    • Official photograph ID
    • A microphone
    • A webcam
    • A quiet room, free from any materials (e.g. course notes, text books) that may unfairly affect the outcome of your assessment

    You can check that your system meets the technical requirements by visiting:

  • Q. When can I join?

    You can checkout for the verified certificate at any time before you take the end of course assessment. You may want to wait until you have watched a few of the video lectures and consulted the recommended reading until signing up, or you may decide to wait until the end of the course.

    Alternatively, you may decide that committing to the verified assessment before beginning the course will motivate you to complete the video lectures and fully engage with the content.

  • Q. How do you invigilate the end of course assessment? What is Remote Proctor Now?

    We have partnered with Software Secure for exam invigilation. Using their Remote Proctor Now software, a video and audio recording of your assessment will be stored securely then reviewed by multiple exam invigilation specialists. Providing you do not breach any of the rules of the assessment, your results will be emailed to you within 10 working days and your verified certificate will be hosted online for you to share.

  • Q. Do Software Secure store my data securely?

    Software secure employ physical, electronic and managerial measures, including training of their personnel, designed to provide the personal data in their possession with reasonable protection from accidental loss of destruction, improper use or disclosure. Personal data collected or displayed through a web site is protected in transit by industry standard encryption processes.

    You can view the full Privacy Statement here:


  • Q. What is the IAI Academy Verified Certificate?

    Your verified certificate is issued by IAI Academy and hosted on our website. You can share this to show employers or friends your interest in the biggest ideas of our time.


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