Tell me more about Credly.

How can I get a Credly badge?

Credly badges are offered to new learners starting October 20, 2021 and is included in the cost of the course. We will offer complimentary badges (and bear the additional cost) to learners who have taken relevant courses starting Jan 1, 2019. If a learner who predates Jan 1, 2019 is interested in a Credly badge, then they have the option of buying a Credly badge by sending an email to [email protected] expressing which badge they want. Our team will validate the learner’s credentials. Post validation, we will provide instructions via email to make the payment of $50 per badge plus taxes via eTransfer. Once payment is made, we will reach out to the learner with the link for Credly badge and suggestions on how to promote their accomplishment on social media.

What is an open badge?

Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online.

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, issued and managed through the company’s digital badging platform. 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.

What are the benefits of a badge?

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 Credly.

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.

How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?

You will receive an email notification from Credly ([email protected]) 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 Credly. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.

What if I do not accept my Credly badge?

If you do not accept your badge within have 90 days, it will be revoked.”

Is there a fee to use Credly?

This is a service we provide to you, at no cost.

What’s to 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 Credly. 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.

Where and how can I share my badge through Credly?

You can share your badge directly from Credly to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature.

What 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. 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.

Can I export badges issued through Credly 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?

Not at this time.

I have a question about Credly. Where can I find support?

You can find answers to frequently asked questions here: support.credly.com 

Do you provide badges on the successful completion of a course?

Yes, a Credly batch will be shared. Learners have the option of sharing this on social media. You can (a) easily manage, share and verify your learning achievements, (b) secure verification adds credibility to your achievement, (c) labor market insights connect your skills with active job opportunities, (d) Access promotional offers and learning pathways available only to badge earners.