How does Course Hero verify educators?

We leverage a third-party service, SheerID, to complete verifications. SheerID checks teaching credentials by running user-provided personal information—such as first and last name—against its official online database. This process is automated, so both SheerID and Course Hero never see sensitive personal information or documentation.


As part of the verification process, we may also ask educators to submit a form of accepted documentation confirming their affiliation with an educational institution.