How do I get certified for Squarespace projects?

Squarespace has partnered with 99designs to help their customers quickly and easily find and work with design and development experts through Squarespace Marketplace. In order to be matched with these projects, designers must apply and earn a special certification from Squarespace. 

The Squarespace team is currently updating the certification application process and therefore, not accepting new applicants at this time.​ They're now working on a more in-depth application to look for qualities like product knowledge, client management skills​, design skills, technical ability, and more. 

In order to be eligible to receive an application, you must be a member of Circle and built 8 websites in the previous year. We will update this article when the new application process is ready. 

Why is a Circle membership required for certification?

For years, Squarespace has been curating and providing resources to their developer and design community. Members of Circle get special access to tools, perks, resources, training, and product updates so they can provide excellent service and support to Squarespace clients. Joining Circle is free, the only requirement is that you have created at least three Squarespace websites. Not only does being in Circle help you stay up-to-date on Squarespace's products and best practices, there are other perks like extended free trials, the ability to offer Squarespace discounts to your clients, and more. Sign up for Circle membership here 

I'm already a member of Circle. What's next?

They are updating their certification application process and therefore, not accepting new applicants at this time. Once the new application is ready, you will be notified if you meet the eligibility requirements. In the meantime, we recommend ​reviewing their FAQ if you have not already. 

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