• Established: days ago
  • Completed: challenges
  • Donated: 30projects for nonprofits

Employed Campers

  • More than 6,000 campers have gotten their first developer jobs.
  • More than 8,000 experienced developers have gotten even better developer jobs.


  • Front End: 5,870earned
  • Data Viz: 782earned
  • Back End: 510earned
  • All three: 325earned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is freeCodeCamp?

We’re a community that helps you learn to code, then get experience by contributing to open source projects used by nonprofits.

How can you help me learn to code?

You'll learn to code by completing coding challenges and building projects. You'll also earn verified certificates along the way. We also encourage you to join a study group in your city so you can code in-person with other people.

Can freeCodeCamp help me get a job as a software developer?

Yes. Thousands of people have gotten software developer jobs after joining our community.

Is freeCodeCamp really free?

Yes. Every aspect of freeCodeCamp is 100% free.

How big is the freeCodeCamp community?

If you add up all the people who use our learning platform, read our Medium publication, watch our YouTube channel, and post on our forum, every month we're helping millions of people learn about coding and technology.

How can I help nonprofits through freeCodeCamp?

Through Open Source for Good.

Is freeCodeCamp itself a nonprofit?

Yes, we are a donor-supported nonprofit.

How long will it take me to finish freeCodeCamp's certificates?

Each certificate takes around 200 hours of dedicated learning. Some people may take longer. These certificates are completely self-paced, so take as long as you need.

How do I completely finish freeCodeCamp?

freeCodeCamp is a community above all else. Even after you've finished your certificates and gotten a developer job, you can give back by helping others and contributing to open source projects.

Is freeCodeCamp a coding bootcamp?

No. A lot of coding bootcamps use freeCodeCamp as part of their curriculum, though.

Is freeCodeCamp a replacement for a 4-year degree?

No. Please don’t drop out of college just to pursue freeCodeCamp. You can pursue both concurrently. Even though you don’t need a 4-year degree to work as a software developer, it still helps a lot.

I'm a teacher. Is freeCodeCamp an appropriate resource for my class?

Yes. Many high school, college, and adult ed programs incorporate freeCodeCamp into their coursework. We're open source, so no license or special permission from us is necessary. We're even building special tools for teachers.

Should I complete all of the coding challenges in order?

We’ve put a lot of thought into how we introduce concepts. But you’re free to jump around.

Do I have to use CodePen for the front end projects?

As long as your code is publicly viewable, and you have a live demo, you can use whatever you want.

When will you release the new beta challenges available at

As soon as they're 100% tested and ready. In addition to millions of adult learners, many schools and teachers also rely on freeCodeCamp. We owe it to everyone to only release this once it's stable.

How did freeCodeCamp get started?

Quincy started our open source community in 2014. He is now just one of many active contributors.

Can I get a job at freeCodeCamp?

We can't afford to hire anyone yet, but we can serve as a springboard for your next job. Our contributors have landed jobs at companies like GitHub, Spotify, and MongoDB.

Can my company advertise on freeCodeCamp?

We don’t show ads.

How can I support freeCodeCamp's community?

You can set up a monthly donation to our nonprofit that you can afford.

Whom to contact for what

Support [email protected]
Media inquiries [email protected]
Our Medium publication @QuincyLarson
Our open source codebase @BerkeleyTrue
Server problems @BerkeleyTrue
Open Source for Good (nonprofits) @CodeNonprofit
Our YouTube channel @BeauCarnes
Our open source curriculum @HKuz
Data science and open data @Evaristoc
Our wiki @Rafase282
Local study groups @Hallaathrad
Our Forum @m-henderson