A: Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which
can be verified in real-time, online.
A: We have partnered with Credly’s digital badge platform to translate
the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a badge. The technology Credly uses is based on the Open Badge
Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally.
A:Representing your skills as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities online in a way that
is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time. Badges provide employers and peers concrete
evidence of what you had to do to earn your credential and what you’re now capable of. Credly also offers
labor market insights, based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through
the Credly platform.
A:Credly is a digital badge platform that works with credible organizations to provide digital
credentials to individuals, worldwide.
A:You will receive an email notification from Credly ([email protected]) with instructions for
claiming your badge and setting up your account.
A:You can easily configure your privacy settings in Credly.
You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.
A:No. This is a service we provide to you, at no cost.
A:While badges are simply digital image files, they are
uniquely linked to data hosted on the Credly platform. This link to verified data makes them
more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility
of anyone claiming your credential and your associated identity.
A:You can share your badge directly from the Credly platform to
LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature.
A: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. 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.
A:Yes, you can download your badge from the Share Badge page.
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.
A:Not at this time.
A:You can find answers to frequently asked questions here: support.credly.com
There are two steps to getting started with Credly:
- Have an organization issue you a badge.
- Create an account and claim your badge.
How do you know if you’ve been issued a badge? You’ll receive an email from Acclaim that looks like this:
Click on the Accept button below your badge image. This will take you to Credly where you will create an account.
Please note: Badge notification emails are sent from [email protected] / [email protected]
If you are expecting a badge notification email and haven’t received it, please check your junk
or spam folder.
Create an account without receiving a badge notification email from Acclaim.
you’d like to receive occasional messages from us. These messages will contain information to
help you make the most of Credly. You can change your preferences for receiving marketing emails
from Credly at any time.
Click Create Account.
You’ll see this message on your screen:
Please note: If you do not confirm your account, you will receive an error message when
attempting to sign-in. Also, you will be unable to reset your password until you confirm your
account. Confirmation emails are sent from [email protected] / [email protected]. If you
haven’t received your confirmation email within a few minutes to an hour, please check your
junk or spam folder.
Check your email and follow the instructions there to continue. You will be prompted to sign in with the credentials you created.
While most issuing organization issue badges as soon as your certification is complete, please
allow a few business days between earning this badge and for the badge acceptance email to
arrive. That notification email will include instructions for accepting your badge.