Does fcc record when you started?

i am curious about the exact date i started my coding journey. i know i signed up to the forum on july 20th but im not sure if thats the same day i started the lessons. is there a way to find out?

If you have your timeline set to “public”, you can see the dates that you completed challenges.

what does it mean when it says my certifications will be disabled?

If your profile is set to private, there won’t be any publicly available certificates.