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Digital Badging

Frequently Asked Questions

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What 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.

 

How is a badge valuable to me?

A badge allows you to easily manage, share (online), and verify your 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.

What type of Digital Badges are available and what is the eligibility criteria?

There are 3 distinct Digital Badge levels offered by Informa:

Certified Badge:
warded upon successful completion of a course that is certified by one of Informa’s accredited Education Partners.  A badge is typically associated with the learner who has achieved and demonstrated a high level of understanding of the topic represented by completion of activities associated with the course. These activities include a blend of instructor-led training, self-directed learning assignments, workshops, mentoring sessions, quizzes and the passing of the final exam set by Informa’s accredited Partners.

Skills Badge:
Awarded upon successful completion of a course on the part of the learner by demonstrating a high level of understanding of the course topic. These activities include a blend of instructor led training, self-directed learning assignments, workshops, mentoring sessions, quizzes and the passing of a final assessment.

Knowledge Badge:
Awarded upon successful completion of a course on the part of the learner who is in the intermediate stages of acquiring knowledge and developing skills for a specific area of interest.

When do I get the digital badge?

Within two weeks of earning your certification, you will receive an email from Acclaim notifying you that Informa has issued you a badge. Click the Accept button in the email which will take you to the Acclaim website where you will be able to create an account and claim your badge.

If you did not receive an email from Acclaim within two weeks of earning your certification or need support, contact support.youracclaim.com or review the FAQs.

Can I share it on my LinkedIn or social media channels?

Yes! Your badge is a digital version of your certification, skills and qualifications. It allows you to easily show your colleagues, friends or potential employers:

  • When you earned the certification
  • What key skills are associated with the certification
  • What it takes to qualify for the certification
  • The work you do to actively maintain the certification

You can share your badge on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, in an email signature or embed it in a website. And, you can share your accomplishment with anyone, anywhere — it’s up to you!

Why is Informa 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).

I 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.

Why is Informa partnering with Acclaim for these badges?

Acclaim works with credible organizations to provide badges to individuals worldwide to promote their skills and achievements. Badges from Acclaim represent achievements valued by employers and will help you tell your professional story in a way that is complete and validated.