Thank you for your interest in the UpSkill-A-Thon! Our competition ended on March 31, 2023, but you can still access our free courses and learning pathways. 2024 UpSkill-A-Thon winners will be notified April 2024.

How it works

The more you learn, the more points you earn! Top winners in each category earn cash prizes.

Register for the UpSkill-A-Thon.

Register for the UpSkill-A-Thon now!

Register yourself or your team for the UpSkill-A-Thon and receive updates about the competition. You may register until the close of the competition on November 16.

Please note that you must have a LinkedIn account to earn certificates and compete in the UpSkill-A-Thon. If you don't already have a LinkedIn account, see our FAQ page with instructions for how to sign up for a free account.

Complete courses + earn points

Complete courses and pathways between October 17-November 16 to collect points.

Each completed course (certificate of completion) is worth 1 point.

Each completed pathway (Career Essentials Certificate) is worth 10 points.

Download certificates of completion and Career Essentials Certificates from LinkedIn. Then submit certificates of completion and Career Essentials Certificates through the Submit Certificates form below. For more information on how to download and upload certificates, see the FAQ page.

Certificates must be completed and submitted to the CSI website between 12:01 a.m. on October 17 and 11:59 p.m. on November 16.

Don't wait until the last minute! Please download your certificates and submit them to your region's CSI website as you go.


Whoever has earned the most points in their category at the end of the month wins! Prize categories include:

16-24 years old
$1,500 first place
$1,000 second place
$500 third place

25 years and older
$1,500 first place
$1,000 second place
$500 third place

Teams of 2-4
$2,000 first place
$1,500 second place
$500 third place

Competition Categories

Register to compete in one of three categories

Under 24

16-24 years old


25 years and older


Partner up and compete in teams of 2-4