Identity Verification

Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our community. To prevent abuse, we verify some users’ identities, which helps us block fraud and ensures the authenticity of content being posted on Skillshare.

If you received an email from, don’t worry — that’s us. Skillshare uses Persona, a third-party service, to process identity documents. We do not store personally identifiable information (such as images of our users and their identity documents) on Skillshare’s servers, and Persona upholds strict industry standards with regard to your privacy. We accept a wide range of identity documents in terms of confirming teacher identities as well. You can read more about Persona’s data protection at Persona’s Security, privacy, and compliance overview.

If you have any questions about identity verification in relation to your teaching on Skillshare, please feel free to reach out to