How It Works

Nerd Geek Lab

Here’s how it works.

Tell us about yourself.

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Register your free Nerd Geek Lab account

You can register your Nerd Geek Lab account either using your email address, or through a social media account. Registering an account is completely free and gives you unlimited access to the Nerd Geek Lab website. Once you’ve registered your account, upload a picture, update your profile and make it public. Your Nerd Geek Lab profile lets you boast about your skills, experience, and Nerd Geek Lab Certification to anyone you need to share it with, including prospective employers, friends and family.

Find the right course

Nerd Geek Lab has over 3,000 courses available, all absolutely free to complete, and new courses are added weekly. Check out our study areas page to help you understand the type of learning you want to pursue, or browse our course categories to see where your interests lie. We offer Certificate courses, Diploma courses and Learning Paths.

Get Enrolled

Once you have found the course or Learning Path you want to study, all you have to do is click on the Start Now button to enroll and get learning. All Nerd Geek Lab courses are self-paced, so you can study whenever you want, wherever you want. Manage your time, track your learning and see your knowledge grow with our practical learner dashboard.

Become a Graduate

You can take or re-take an assessment on Alison anytime you want, but we require scores of 80% or more to pass. Once you have passed all the assessments on your course, you are officially an Alison graduate!

Acquire your Certification

Once you have completed your course, you can download your learner record as proof of your achievement. Should you like something more official, you can purchase your Certificate or Diploma (depending on the type of course or Learning Path you’ve completed) and we will post it to you. We offer free standard shipping worldwide. Your Nerd Geek Lab Certification can be included with your CV/Resume to share with potential employers, or just to share your achievement with the world!


We believe that through education, everyone has the power to change their lives, and ultimately the world, for the better. Use your new skills and knowledge to improve how you work, to get that new job, promotion or college placement, or to start a new business. Our free learning gives you the freedom to learn and the tools to succeed. So why not Empower Yourself and others today!

Choose Your Path


Challenge yourself and change your career with an 10-13 week immersive learning experience.


Enhance your professional potential. Learn in-demand skills in evening, weekend, or 1-week accelerated courses.


Learn at any level, anywhere. Explore full-time training and flexible part-time classes.