Class Content & Topic Restrictions

Skillshare classes cover a wide variety of topics related to creativity, the arts, design, freelance, entrepreneurship, lifestyle, and personal development. There’s a lot of room for unique and specific skills, as well as self expression within these fields, but some topic areas are off-limits on Skillshare. 

We are constantly working to ensure consistency in our classes across Skillshare, but if you see a class on Skillshare that you believe should be prohibited based on our guidelines, please feel free to submit a ticket to report this to our team.

Please note that the list below is non-exhaustive and may change from time-to-time. Teachers who create classes on prohibited topics risk having negative actions taken on their accounts, including account deactivation.

Language Restrictions

Skillshare only accepts classes taught in English, French, German, Portuguese, or Spanish. These are the languages that represent a vast majority of our non-English-speaking audience and are the languages in which members can currently experience the Skillshare site. 

Banned Class Topics

The following class topics are NOT permitted on Skillshare: 

  1. Classes focused on quick payout business strategies, amassing fast followers, or promising static monetary rewards or outcomes (e.g. Guaranteed monetary payouts, promises to make money fast or gain followers fast)
  2. Romantic, sexual, interpersonal, or intimate relationships (e.g. parenting, identifying personality types, interpreting body language, dating)
  3. Classes about ethical hacking 
  4. Classes on weapons, arms, and/or activities that can lead to physical harm (including self-defense or self-defense featuring weapons) 
  5. Classes about medical content or that are related to the medical field (e.g. holistic medicine, how-to diagnose, first aid, CPR, promising mental or physical health benefits/cures)
  6. Classes promoting disinformation, pseudoscience, or deceptive and manipulative content
  7. Classes about mathematics, standardized testing, physical and life sciences (e.g. biology, chemistry, physics etc.) 
  8. Classes that focus on religion or spirituality and are presented in a manner to proselytize (e.g. any religious sect, astrology, numerology, tarot, crystal healing)
  9. Classes that focus on or consistently reference politics or promote political organizations
  10. Classes about fitness and/or exercise beyond meditation, yoga, or dance (e.g. bodybuilding, strength training, body transformation, weight management or weight loss, dieting, meal planning for weight management) 
  11. Classes that focus on pet care (e.g. grooming, training)
  12. Classes that focus on beauty regimens or cosmetology (e.g. skin, hair, and nail health and maintenance, creating beauty aesthetics, specific looks, or daily routines)
  13. Classes that provide advice or resources that should be obtained by a certified professional (e.g. survival skills, medical, legal, financial, investment, real estate, accounting, or tax advice) 
    • Exception: Skillshare permits financial and/or investment-related content to an extent but is not responsible for any legal requirements around disclosure or transparency that may accompany any such content created by teachers. Any content must include a disclaimer clearly and obviously disclosing that the content provided is not intended to offer investment, tax, or financial planning advice. Teachers must also follow all legal requirements that might apply, including any that require the disclosure of any registration with the SEC or state securities regulators. 
  14. Classes displaying or promoting dangerous activities and/or the use of harmful and hazardous materials
  15. Classes that focus on gaming (e.g. how-to play a board games, card games, cheat codes, video game walk-throughs, sweepstakes, gambling, couponing)
  16. Classes that focus on setting up a home business including but not limited to classes about setting up a home office, how to purchase the right computer/software, or how to set up a computer
  17. Classes on unethical or manipulative business practices (e.g. pyramid schemes, ponzi schemes, multi-level marketing, manipulative sales practices) 

For a list of categories currently open to all teachers, please go here. If you have any questions about your class topic, please do not hesitate to email us at