Identity Verification

Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our community. To prevent abuse, we verify some teachers’ identities in order to receive payout. Identity verification helps us block fraud and ensures the authenticity of content being posted. 


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


We accept a wide range of identity documents, but if you have any questions about identity verification, please feel free to reach out to