Certn was founded with the goal of building a platform that enhances how we evaluate credibility in order to help promote financial inclusion for the public while reducing risk for financial institutions, landlords and employers. Greenhouse Recruiting Recruiting’s integration with Certn allows your organization to add a Certn assessment to your interview pipeline.

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Enable the Greenhouse Recruiting/Certn integration

Create an API key in Certn After you've created your account with Certn, navigate to your team settings in Certn's dashboard (top right icon > Settings > Team Settings). Select the API keys section from the panel on the left and select Add API Key. Save this generated key somewhere safe.

Once you have received your API key, fill out the form at www.greenhouse.io/asksupport or click here to open a ticket.

Note: Do not send the API key in this initial email.

The Greenhouse Recruiting Support Team will respond with a SendSafely link for you to enter your API key. A notification will be sent to the Greenhouse Recruiting Support Team after you have entered your API key and they will email you to confirm that your API key has been set up in your account and your integration is enabled.

Note: To verify your identity, the Greenhouse Recruiting Support Team might request you provide a Support Verification Code before adding the API key to your organization's account.

Add Certn stage to job's interview plan

Once the Greenhouse Recruiting/Certn integration is enabled for your organization, you will be able to add the Certn assessment as an Interview stage.

To do this for an existing job, navigate to a job (All Jobs>Job Name) and click Job Setup from the Job navigation bar.

From the Job Setup page, navigate to Interview Plan on the left-hand panel. Scroll down the page and click + Add a Stage.

From the Add Stage dialog box, select the Certn stage. When finished, click Add to apply the stage to the job's interview plan.

Configure Certn stage

Once the stage has been added, click Edit Take Home Test. From there, you will see a drop-down menu that reflects the assessments available in Certn. Select the appropriate assessment, assign at least one Greenhouse Recruiting user to grade/review the submitted assessment, and then click Save

Note: Keep in mind that all configuration of the assessment itself, as well as the email template, will need to be done in Certn.  

Send and review the assessment

When candidates are moved into the Certn interview stage, Greenhouse Recruiting will display a Send Test link.

Note: When you send a test from Greenhouse Recruiting, the interview instructions are actually sent by Certn.

The status of the assessment will be viewable in Greenhouse Recruiting Recruiting:

  • Take Home Test to be sent
  • Waiting for candidate to submit test
  • Scorecard due from <DESIGNATED_GRADER>

Once the candidate has submitted their test, the Interview Kit will contain a link to view the submitted test on Certn.