1What is a digital badge?
A digital badge is a web-enabled version of a certification, or learning outcome, which can be verified online in real time. Digital badges recognize a learning or professional development achievement. Since it is digital, it can be shared across the internet for maximum visibility and recognition.
2Why is Definitive offering digital badges?
We know many people proudly list their certification(s) on their social profiles, email signatures, and other platforms, so we are providing digital badges to help you display a visual depiction of your accomplishments. In addition, a digital badge conveys other critical information, such as what it takes to earn the certification(s), key skills you’ve demonstrated, and when you earned the certification(s).
3Why is Definitive partnering with Credly for these badges?
Credly is a product of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company. Credly works with credible organizations to provide badges to individuals worldwide to promote their skills and achievements.
Badges from Credly represent achievements valued by employers and will help you tell your professional story in a way that is complete and validated.
Credly also offers labor market insights to learn which job opportunities align with your validated skills
4How is a badge valuable to me?
A badge allows you to easily manage, share (online), and verify your PMI certification(s). This includes real-time authentication of your certification(s) and when you obtained it (them). Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your certification(s), what you do to actively maintain your certification(s), and your skillset. Badges can be shared in your email signature, on your electronic résumé, and on your LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter profiles.
Credly also offers labor market insights, based on your skills so you can search and apply for job opportunities right through the Credly platform.
5What are labor market insights and how can I access them through Credly?
Labor market insights are pulled from live job requisitions. Based on your skills you can learn which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges, and more. You can search active job listings and even apply for them with just a few clicks through Credly. Access the labor market insights from your badge details page by clicking on Related Jobs or by clicking on the skill tags assigned to your badge.
6Is there a fee for this badge or to utilize Credly?
No. This is a service we provide to you, at no cost.
7How do I know if I will receive a badge?
Badges will be awarded for certifications that are active and in good standing. Additionally, you must be opted-in to the certification registry to receive a badge. If you are not opted-in to the registry, you will not be awarded a badge. If your certification(s) is(are) expired or has(have) been revoked, you will not receive a badge.
8How will I be notified about my badge?
You will receive an email notification from Credly with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.
9I am opted-out of the registry, but I want to receive a badge, what should I do?
If you are currently opted-out of the certification registry, then you will not receive a badge. If your certification status permits you to receive a badge, then you will need to opt-in to the registry to receive it.
10I do not want a digital badge, how do I opt-out?
As a certification holder opted-in to the certification registry, we are providing you the ability to claim your certification digital badge. If you do not want your digital badge, simply disregard the email from Acclaim. You also have the option to manage and/or unsubscribe from Acclaim emails when you receive their email invitation.
11How do I share my badge?
To share your badge:
1. Log into your account: https://www.credly.com/users/sign_in
2. Click on the profile icon at the top right-hand corner of the page and go to “Badge Management”
3. Click on the badge you are looking to share
4. Scroll down and click “Share”
5. You will be brought to the “Share Badge” screen where you can find different tabs directing you to connect your social media accounts and share your badge
6. Once your social media account is connected, just click “Share” to share your digital badge.
12How do I add my badge to my LinkedIn profile?
Follow Credly’s step-by-step instructions to add your badge to your LinkedIn profile: LinkedIn instructions
13Where can I share my badge?
You can share your badges with anyone you’d like, wherever you’d like:
• Via email
• Embedded in a website
14I have a question about the Credly platform. Where can I find support?
You can find answers to frequently asked questions here: https://support.credly.com/hc/en-us.
15What if I don’t want my badge to be made public?
You can easily configure your privacy settings in Credly. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.
16How do I keep someone else from copying my badge and using it?
While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on the Credly platform and verified by PMI. This link to verified data makes them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate.
17Can I export badges issued through Credly to other badge-storing platforms?
Yes. Your downloaded badge contains Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI)-compliant metadata embedded into the image. This allows you to store your badge on other OBI-compliant badge sites, such as the Mozilla backpack.
18Can I import badges issued from other platforms into Credly?
Not at this time.