Do Udemy Courses Expire – All You Need To Know

Questions such as ‘Do Udemy Courses expire ever?’ ‘Is there any date for courses to be expired?’ ‘Or even how long do Udemy Courses last?’ will be answered in in this post.

Udemy has proven itself to be one of the good platforms for online learning.  It is one of the cheapest platforms to take any course. Udemy comes with lots of unique features. The most interesting is that it comes with lifetime access.

Know more about Udemy here.

Recently I was searching for certain courses that I could take online. I ended up coming across multiple queries regarding the validation time of courses on Udemy.

This inspired me to write this article and answer related questions.

Do Udemy Courses Expire?

The courses on Udemy, once bought, are accessible for lifetime. They do not get expired or have a specific time duration for which they are valid or usable. Once you enroll in a class whether it is free or paid, it will last you till you have an account on Udemy.

But the thing is that there are always certain exceptions and loopholes, certain factors which are hidden.

1. The Course On Udemy Stops

The Course on Udemy Stop

The courses on Udemy are developed and created by Instructors, i.e., a third-party. These instructors have copyrights over their content and might give non-exclusive rights to Udemy.  This allows them to host the course on many different platforms.

The instructors can discontinue courses which means that they no longer would be available for the new user. If, however you have bought the course, it will remain accessible to you.

The major problem with these courses would be the instructors would not be available for your queries. The instructor might have left Udemy.  This would put the pressure on you to solve your own doubts.

2. If Courses Don’t Stop And Continue Forever

Udemy offers courses in a wide range of subjects. Now some of the courses are based on subjects which aren’t prone to regular change such as yoga. On the other hand there are courses related to technology which is a rapidly developing area and hence the subject matter would continue changing regularly. They need regular modifications in their subject matter. In just a few years the syllabus could become completely different.

3. If The Pirated Courses Have Been Removed

Udemy Pirated Course

A major issue with Udemy is piracy. Read it yourself on and Medium.

So there are chances that you’d buy a course and it turns out to be a pirated one. Udemy stops such courses when discovered. As you have enrolled and the course has been stopped, you will get a full refund.

But checking for piracy completely depends upon you.

But don’t worry, you will get the refund.

4. If The Course Is Upgraded

When a course gets upgraded it becomes beneficial to have bought the course as your version of the course would also be upgraded. You can enjoy the improved version at no extra cost.

Final Thoughts

Udemy is a good platform to learn and update your skills. Once bought, the course will never expire and stays with you forever. You can watch videos any time and keep revising the courses free of cost. If a pirated video has been uploaded then you will get full refund.

Over To You

Which course are you planning on doing? Let me know in the comments section below.

4 thoughts on “Do Udemy Courses Expire – All You Need To Know”

    • Hi Chibaro, Look at the ratings of the course – if the ratings are good and enough people have bought this course, you can go for it. the basics of graphic does not change in 1-2 years.


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