Individuals can try out Pluralsight Skills using a free trial. You have 10 days or 200 minutes of access to our content, whichever comes first. Click here to sign up for your free trial.
Important: If you do not cancel your trial within the 10 days, your trial will automatically convert into a paid subscription. Scroll to the bottom of this article to see how to cancel your trial.
If you reach the 200 minute threshold before 10 days, you will be prompted to renew your subscription. You can upgrade your free trial to a paid subscription through your Subscription & Billing tab on your Account page.
What can I access on Pluralsight Skills as a free trial member?
There are two individual trials available: Individual and Premium.
On our individual trial, you can watch all Skills video courses (up to 200 minutes), create channels, earn certificates of completion, take Skill IQ assessments, and take notes. Course downloads and offline viewing are only available to paid subscribers.
On the individual Premium trial, you can watch all Skills video courses (up to 200 minutes), as well as take interactive courses and projects. You can prepare for certifications with Kaplan certification practice exams. You can create channels, earn certificates of completion, take Skill IQ assessments, and take notes.
Note: Course downloads and offline viewing aren’t available to trial users, so you when you purchase a subscription, you’ll be able to download video courses to watch them offline.
What is required to start an individual trial, and when will I be charged?
Our system require an email address and your first and last name to create your account and free trial. This information is our primary method of communicating renewals or any account-relevant information.
You must also enter a credit or debit card, or your PayPal information, to start an individual trial. Our billing system may place a $1 USD authorization to start your trial that is automatically reversed. If you use a debit card, you will see this as a charge. This $1 authorization will be reversed whether you continue to a paid subscription or cancel.
To upgrade from your free trial to a paid subscription, visit your Subscription & Billing page.
Your individual trial will convert to a paid subscription on the 11th calendar day from when you signed up. For example, if you started your free trial on May 5th, you will be charged on May 15th. Our subscription system does not bill at midnight; instead, you will be billed at some point during the day.
If you do not want your trial to convert to a paid subscription, be sure to cancel before your trial expiration. Please note that we don't offer refunds for Skills subscriptions.
Note: The date that your trial upgrades to a paid subscription, is the date that your subscription will renew each month.
You can always see your trial status through your Subscription & Billing tab on your Account page.
How do I cancel my individual free trial?
You can cancel your trial subscription yourself by following the steps below. If you don't cancel your trial subscription, the system will automatically bill you for the monthly or yearly subscription chosen when you started the trial.
- Go to your Subscription & Billing tab on your Account page
- Click Manage your subscription
- Click Cancel
- Click Confirm Cancellation
Note: Once your subscription is canceled, you will immediately lose access to our content.
Once your trial has been canceled, you'll still be able to log in to the Pluralsight platform, because your account, which holds your channels, history, and certificates of completion, will remain intact. However, you won't be able to watch courses, and you won’t be billed.
Did you cancel earlier, but want to purchase a subscription now? Log in to your account and go to the Subscription & Billing page. Then click Subscribe.
Pluralsight does not offer student discounts. However, some teachers may qualify for limited Pluralsight Skills library access. See below for details.
High school computer science teachers may qualify for Pluralsight Skills access through CSTA -- click here for more information.
University students may qualify for the Microsoft Azure for Student benefit. For more information on this benefit, please visit our help center article.
What is the Pluralsight Skills referral program?
If you have or used to have an individual subscription to Pluralsight Skills, you can refer others to sign up for a subscription using your referral link. Refer others to sign up for an individual annual or monthly subscription and get rewarded for it. Trials are not considered new users for the referral program.
For more information on our referral program, please see the terms and conditions.
What are the benefits of using the Pluralsight Skills referral program?
If you refer someone new to Skills - You’ll receive a $20 USD Gift Card via email if the referred individual signs up for an individual annual or monthly subscription using your referral link. You can have any number of people use your referral link, but you may only receive up to 12 gift cards from successful referrals.
Important: If the new customer you refer chooses a monthly subscription, the gift card reward will be sent to you after the new customer has paid for two continuous months of a Skills monthly subscription.
If you use a referral link sent to you - You'll receive a one-time, 50% discount if you chose an individual monthly subscription or 15% discount off if you chose an individual annual subscription. This discount only applies to the first subscription term, meaning the first month if you purchase an individual monthly subscription or first year if you purchase an individual annual subscription.
Steps to refer someone
- Log in to Pluralsight and go to your referral page.
- Fill out the form at the top including your name and email address.
- Click Continue.
- Click Get Stats. Your personalized referral URL is available.
- Share your URL by email, Twitter, or Facebook.
Steps to use a referral link
- Click the referral link sent to you.
- Click Get started on an eligible subscription.
- The referral discount shows on the right of your purchase page.
- Finalize your purchase.
With Gift of Pluralsight, you can gift subscriptions to your friends, family, or anyone who is looking to skill up.
What subscriptions can I gift?
You can gift one-month, three-month, one-year individual, or one-year Premium Pluralsight Skills subscriptions. There is no option to gift business Skills subscriptions.
This is a one-time purchase; a gifted subscription will not auto-renew on your credit card.
Important: Gift of Pluralsight purchases cannot be refunded.
How do I gift a subscription?
- Visit the Gift of Pluralsight page to choose a gift subscription.
- Select whether you'd like your gift delivered to your recipient by email, or if you'd rather have a PDF delivered to you to give them in person.
- Finish entering your personal and payment information before reviewing and confirming your order.
- After your purchase, you'll receive an emailed receipt.
How do I redeem a subscription I've been gifted?
Visit the Gift of Pluralsight redemption page, then enter your offer code and other personal information to redeem your gift.
Note: If you currently have a Skills subscription, please wait for it to expire before redeeming your gift.
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