freeCodeCamp is coming out with a redesigned curriculum!

Quincy Larson and the GitHub contributors to freeCodeCamp, have some changes up their sleeve!

James Kerrane
Aug 16, 2017 · 2 min read

Edit 4/30/18: New information added about the future of the redesign.

In this new blog post, by Quincy Larson, some awesome things were revealed.

For a while now, at, freeCodeCamp has been testing some new certificates that replace the old ones.


  • Front End Development Certification
  • Back End Development Certification


  • Responsive Web Design
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Front End Libraries
  • Data Visualization
  • APIs and Microservices
  • Information Security and Quality Assurance

Now this is some really exciting news! This means more specific ways to show off what you know as a web developer, and more lessons to teach you along the way.

With the new system, to get the Full Stack Development Certificate (The end goal for my journey using freeCodeCamp), you need to complete all 6 of the new certifications. For people with any of the old certifications, they are still valid, and will be valid virtually forever. However, if you create your freeCodeCamp account after midnight on December 31, 2017, you will not be able to earn the old certifications.

A new feature with the certificates, is one that is really exciting as well! All of the projects that you need to complete (5) to earn the certificates, now have built in test suites! This means that each user story on each certificate can now be tested to see if you have fulfilled it properly!

With the tests, you can pull your project from any CDN, meaning that you can create your project pretty much anywhere!

This is some really exciting stuff! When the certificates get released, I’ll edit this blog post to let everyone know!

Here’s a new update! has been released. This is not the full update, but it is a work in progress of what the new platform will look like. All challenges will be on this website for now on, while will hold a new dashboard with statistics about your progress.

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