Caption certification

Federal Communications Commission regulations require closed captions for certain content that appeared on television in the United States on or after September 30, 2012. If your content does not require captions, you can inform us by selecting a certification.

Note: If we receive a complaint regarding the availability of captions, we may ask you to update this certification info. 

New videos

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. In the top-right corner, click CREATE and then Upload video.
  3. In the upload flow, click MORE OPTIONS.
  4. Under “Language, subtitles, and closed captions (CC)”, select a certification.

Uploaded videos

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Videos and select your video.
  3. From the top, select More options.
  4. Under “Language, subtitles, and closed captions (CC)”, select a certification. 
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