Showcase your credentials with digital badges
Acuity Institute courses feature digital badges, to help you receive the recognition you deserve for the courses and certifications you’ve completed in your continuing and professional education.
Acuity uses Credly’s Acclaim Platform to provide the digital version of your credential, Digital badges can be used in email signatures or digital resumes, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. This digital image contains verified metadata that describes your qualifications and the process required to earn the credentials. The badge program is included with the completion of your course. There’s no additional cost for the badges, and acceptance of badges is totally up to you.
Receive and share your badge in seconds. Once you earn your credential from Acuity Institute, you’ll receive an email from Credly (admin <at> youracclaim.com) with a link to get started.
Click the link in the email and create an account on the Credly Acclaim site to accept your badge and start sharing. You’ll receive both a web-enabled image and a link to share.
Again, there’s no additional cost for the badges, and acceptance of badges is totally up to you.
Frequently asked questions
Where do I find my digital badge after I complete my course?
Once your certification is complete, our team will process your digital badge. Your digital badge is not issued immediately. You will receive the email from firstname.lastname@example.org with your invitation to claim your badge within 5 business days of your certification.
What is an open badge?
Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification, or learning outcome that can be verified online in real time.
How does my certification get displayed as a badge?
We have partnered with Credly to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a badge that is issued and managed through the company’s Acclaim Platform. The technology Credly uses on its Acclaim Platform is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share, and verify your competencies digitally.
What are the benefits of a digital badge?
A badge gives you a way to share your skills online in a way that is simple, trusted, and easily verified in real time. Badges provide employers and peers with concrete evidence of what did to earn your credential and what you’re now capable of. Credly’s Acclaim Platform also offers labor market insights, based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through the Acclaim Platform.
Who is Credly?
Credly is the end-to-end solution for issuing and managing digital credentials. Credly works with credible organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide. In 2018, Credly acquired Pearson’s Acclaim, and together, the Credly Acclaim platform is the most comprehensive global solution for recognizing skills, capabilities, and achievements, reaching everywhere learning takes place and skills are assessed.
How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?
You will receive an email notification with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.
What if I don’t want my badge to be public?
You can easily configure your privacy settings in the Acclaim Platform. You’re in complete control of any information about yourself that is made public.
Is there a fee to use Credly’s Acclaim Platform?
No. This is a service we provide to you at no cost.
What’s to keep someone else from copying my badge and using it?
Each badge’s digital image file is uniquely linked to data hosted on Credly’s Acclaim Platform. This link to verified data makes the digital badge more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and your associated identity.
Where and how can I share my badge through Credly’s Acclaim Platform?
You can share your badge directly from the Acclaim Platform to LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, over email, embedded in a website, or added to your email signature.
What are labor market insights and how can I access them through Credly’s Acclaim Platform?
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 the Acclaim Platform. Access the labor market insights from your Badge Details page by clicking Related Jobs, or by clicking the skill tags assigned to your badge.
Can I export badges issued through Credly’s Acclaim Platform to other badge-storing platforms?
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.
Can I import badges issued from other platforms into Credly’s Acclaim Platform?
Not at this time.
I have a question about the Acclaim Platform. Where can I find support?
You can find answers to frequently asked questions about the Acclaim Platform at support.youracclaim.com.
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