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[2024] 1000+ Free Digital Marketing Certificates & Badges

They’re offered by Google, LinkedIn Learning, and Twitter and cover SEO, social media marketing, and more.

Free Digital Marketing Certificates & Badges

Previously, we compiled thousands of online courses that provide free certificates and badges. The compilation proved hugely popular, receiving well over 1M views. You can find all the courses with free certificates here.

Class Central has 3500+ digital marketing courses, most with paid certificates. So we decided to search digital marketing courses with free certificates. 

Digital marketing is a broad domain that includes topics like search engine optimization (SEO), content marketing, social media marketing, affiliate marketing, email marketing, public relations, and more.

We tracked down as many free certificate courses as we could — including courses from Google, Facebook, LinkedIn Learning, and Twitter — and we tested each learning platform, earning a few certificates along the way.

We’ll keep updating this list as new offerings appear. If you find more, please let us know in the comments!

Courses Categories

For your convenience, we’ve broken down the courses into categories. Click on a category to jump to the corresponding courses.

More Free Certificates

If you don’t find what you need here and would like to explore more learning opportunities that include a free certificate, Class Central’s got you covered. Check our articles:

You can find all the Class Central free certificate articles here.

600+ Google Free Certificates

In a previous article, I explored Google courses and training programs. In my research, I identified 600+ courses with free certificates and badges on different Google learning platforms. Topics include online business, digital marketing, Google analytics, and Google cloud.

Google Digital Garage

@manoel‘s Google Business free certificate

Google Digital Garage provides over 150 free courses in digital skills. 20+ courses are made by Google. The course Fundamentals of Digital Marketing by Google offers a free certificate. There are 26 modules in the course, and each module includes videos and assessments. You can earn a badge for each module separately after passing all assessments. A final certificate is also available once you finish all modules

Google Analytics Academy

@rui‘s Google Analytics free certificate

Google Analytics Academy provides 6 courses about Google Analytics, Google Data Studio, and Google Tag Manager. Each course includes a series of videos and assessments. After getting a score of 80% or higher on each assessment, you can earn a certificate of completion. Certificates are automatically added to your Google Analytics Academy profile and can be shared on your Linkedin resume.

LinkedIn Learning Free Certificates

@suparn‘s LinkedIn Learning free certificate

Early last year, in response to the global pandemic, many providers offered free online learning resources which Class Central compiled into a list and updated regularly. LinkedIn Learning was one of them. Class Central has compiled a list of 350+ hours of free LinkedIn Learning courses with certificates.

The certificate relevant to this compilation is Become a Digital Marketing Specialist learning path. It consists of over 20 hours of material and includes the following courses:

Great Learning Free Certificates

@manoel‘s Great Learning marketing free certificate

Great Learning offers hundreds of online courses on a wide variety of topics, including 36 digital marketing courses that include a free certificate of completion like the one above. Here’s are some of these courses:

You can find more Great Learning digital marketing courses with free certificates here.

Simplilearn Free Certificates

@manoel‘s Simplilearn marketing free certificate

Simplilearn is an upskilling platform that offers vocational online courses on technical topics, such as AI, cybersecurity, and yes, digital marketing. In fact, Simplilearn offers 32 courses about digital marketing that include a free certificate of completion like the one above.

Here are some of those courses:

You can find more Simplilearn digital marketing courses with free certificates here.

OpenLearn Free Certificates

@manoel‘s OpenLearn marketing free certificate

The Open University offers hundreds of free online courses via their OpenLearn platform. We wrote an article on the platform and its free certificates offering here: 800+ Open University Free Certificates.

Most notably, OpenLearn offers 133 courses on money, business, and marketing that include a free statement of completion like the one above. Here’s a selection of marketing courses available:

You can find more OpenLearn money and marketing courses with free certificates here.

HubSpot Academy Free Certificates

HubSpot Academy provides a number of free courses, some of which provide free certifications.

SEO Free Certificates

@suparn‘s Semrush free certificate

SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is the process of optimizing content to be discovered by search engines through organic traffic. SEO is an important method for Digital Marketers as it’s free to obtain consistent organic traffic for your business.

SEM Free Certificates

Different from search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM) is a digital marketing strategy referring almost exclusively to paid search advertising pay per click (PPC).

The two primary search networks are Google Ads and Bing Ads.

Social Media Marketing Free Certificates

Facebook Marketing Free Certificates

@suparn‘s Facebook free certificate

Facebook Blueprint provides over 50 free online learning courses, free training programs and free certifications for campaign planning and optimization using Facebook’s family of apps and services. You can also pay to schedule an exam and get officially recognized certifications provided by Facebook.

Twitter Marketing Free Certificates

Twitter Flight School offers free courses and certificates on practice tips for advertising using Twitter’s services, including launching and connecting, twitter ad fundamentals, and video campaigns. The three courses #TwitterFlightSchool Video BadgeLaunch and Connect Badge and Performance Fundamentals Badge provide free badges if you score 80% or higher on the Badge Assessments.

LinkedIn Marketing Free Certificates

LinkedIn Marketing Labs has launched several learning paths and certifications to help you market with Linkedin. You can take these certification exams, get awarded credentials and share them on your Linkedin profile.

YouTube Marketing Free Certificates

Other Platforms

Content Marketing Free Certificates

Content marketing is creating, publishing, and distributing content for a targeted audience online in a variety of formats including news, videos, e-books, email newsletters, blogs, how-to guides, podcasts, etc. You can browse Class Central’s Content Marketing catalogue to search for your favorite courses.

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Rui Ma

With a background in Health Statistics and Sociology, she has built a career path in Data Analytics.
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Manoel Cortes Mendez

Software engineer and online graduate student in computer science passionate about education, technology, and their intersection.

Comments 15

  1. Lucio

    Thanksss a lot! Greetings from Argentina!


      Great list!!
      Thank you for taking the time and for sharing!!

    • Rui Ma

      Hi Lucio, glad to e-meet you here.

  2. Desara Marina

    You are helping the world so much Rui! Your content is always tremendously organized and straight to the point. Thank you!

    • Rui Ma

      Thanks, Desara. Glad to see it works for you.

  3. Gilfa

    I appreciate your investigation.

    • Ruchika

      Thanks you Rui for this article. Great work keep going.

  4. Vishal

    Thanks a lot for this ultimate free course list. It will really help many people trying to dive into this digital world. Really appreciated…

    • Rui Ma

      Thanks, Vishal. I really hope it can help you.

  5. Mariana Curotto

    What a great article! Thank you for the time you have devoted to creating such amazing material!

  6. Abdinasir Nor

    thanks a lot ! Greeting from Somalia

  7. Naresh

    Really nice post.

  8. Ruchika

    Thank you so much ❤ Greetings from India.

  9. amit

    Simplilearn Free Certificates :- Its fake or partially true . kindly update the information . Video courses are free but not the certificate. They charge money to unlock the certificate . And they have never used a word ” they are charging” . Instead of that they have use the word ” unlock “just to drive traffic.


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