Adding a Suffix or Certifications to Your Profile Name

How do I add a suffix to my name?

Last Reviewed: 12/15/2014
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LinkedIn profiles don't have a suffix field. As a workaround, you can show your credentials by editing your profile and adding it to the Last Name field (for example, Last Name = Smith Ph.D.).

You can also display this information on your profile by adding a Certifications section:

  1. Move your cursor over Profile at the top of your homepage and select Edit Profile.
  2. Under the Profile Overview section you'll see Add a section to your profile.
  3. Click View More to see the full list of sections.
  4. Select Add Certifications when on the Certifications box.
  5. Complete the prompted fields.
  6. Click Save.

To add additional certifications:

  1. Move your cursor over Profile at the top of your homepage and select Edit Profile.
  2. Scroll down to the Certifications section and click Add certificate.
  3. Complete the prompted fields and click Save.
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