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Create a new skill and get your Skill ID

  1. Log into your Amazon developer account
  2. On the main developer console, click “Alexa” in the top menu bar
  3. On the Alexa Skills Kit button, click “get started”

  1. Click “add a new skill”
  2. Fill out the Skill name and Skill Directive and save.
  3. Your Skill ID for this skill will appear under the Skill name in the top menu bar:

Submit your skill for certification in the U.S. Alexa Skills Store

First, get prepared by checking the certification checklist. Then follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the Developer Portal.
  2. Navigate to the Alexa section by clicking Apps & Services and then clicking Alexa in the top navigation. This displays a list of your existing Alexa Skills.
  3. Find the skill to submit in the list and choose Edit.
  4. Note that there should be a green check mark next to each section. If any sections are missing the check mark, this means that at least one required field is not filled in. Review the section and complete all required fields.
  5. Click the Submit for Certification button. When prompted to confirm, click Yes.

Once you have submitted the skill, it shows “Certification” in the Status column on list of skills. While it is in the certification process, you cannot make any further edits to the configuration. If you change your mind, you can select the skill, then click the Withdraw from Certification button.

After Amazon completes the review, you will receive an email at the address associated with your developer portal account:

  • If the skill has been certified, the email will provide an estimate for when it will become available to end users.
  • If the skill could not be certified, the email provides information about the issues you need to correct. You can make any necessary changes and then re-submit.