Welcome to
NEAR University

NEAR is a climate-neutral, high speed & low-cost transaction fee layer 1 blockchain platform -- in other words, software you can trust with your money, identity and ownership.

Here at NEAR University you can learn, earn, connect and certify among friends in the NEAR community

Why learn with us?

World-Class Teachers

Sometimes you want the expert answer while other times you just want to be understood. Our teachers include both experts with production experience and recent graduates of our programs.

Transformational Courses

Whether self-paced, online or in-person, we have created learning experiences that transform. Our courses are designed to launch your learning then get out of your way.

Global Student Community

Learning is time consuming, challenging and often lonely. Thousands of members of our community are online 24/7 to help you get unstuck, validate an idea or launch a new venture just when you need it.

One-on-One Mentorship

Getting stuck is frustrating and wastes previous time. Our course structure is designed to provide the support you deserve at the level you require for optimal learning.

Certification Courses

Whether self-paced, online or in-person, we have created learning experiences that transform. Our courses are designed to launch your learning then get out of your way.

NEAR Certified Developer I

This course is an opportunity for web developers to earn a Certificate of Completion that represents the ability to design, develop, test and deploy smart contracts on the NEAR platform.

Beginner
10
hours

NEAR Certified Developer II

This course is an opportunity for developers who have completed NCD L1 to earn an L2 Certificate of Completion that represents the ability to design, develop, test, deploy and upgrade smart contracts on the NEAR platform.

Intermediate
10
hours

NEAR Certified Instructor

This course prepares ambitious members of the community to design and lead their own courses. At least one other NEAR Certification level is required before attending this course.

Advanced
40
hours

See what students are saying ... and doing!

A good intro to the whole NEAR Protocol, crypto and smart contract world.

chentryp.near
NEAR Certified Developer I

Amazing course that kept me interested throughout. I would highly recommend taking it!

anifulky.near
NEAR Certified Developer I

Excellent course to build the fundamentals. Both Instructors are rally amazing

ageonimi.near
NEAR Certified Developer I