Welcome to the Amazon Academic Verification FAQs

Why do I have to go through a verification process?

You are requesting access to a program reserved specifically for college students and professors. For quality control purposes, and to ensure only those people who fall under the required conditions are able to access this program, we have a verification process we ask you to participate in.

Who is SheerID?

SheerID is a third-party service that works on behalf of retailers to verify credentials. For information on our services and other offers we protect, visit us at www.SheerID.com.

What kind of proof do you require?

We accept a wide variety of readily available forms of documentation. We are looking for an official document that clearly shows your first & last name and current status as a student or professor. Our system is safe and secure, but for additional peace of mind, we strongly suggest any documentation sent to us have sensitive information covered up or blacked out before it is uploaded. Providing documentation to us is optional, but without something to verify your credentials, we will be unable to successfully complete your request.

Will SheerID sell or share my ID and information?

No. This is something we take extremely seriously. We only use someone's information to confirm their eligibility. We do not rent their information. We do not sell their information. We do not store documents or images uploaded to our system. Click here to read our full privacy policy.

I have questions that aren't covered here. Can you help me?

Yes, of course! Please feel free to contact us. Someone from the SheerID office will reach out to you within 24 business hours.