Digital Badge Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)



  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • The badges offered through Credly are intended to validate and recognize achievements that demonstrate verifiable knowledge, skills, and capabilities. These are “résumé-worthy” accomplishments that are valued by employers, organizations, and clients.

    The badges that currently exist on differ in that they provide recognition for meaningful engagement within the community. Activities associated with these badges can range from writing blog posts, to speaking at a PMI event, to being a PMI member, just to name a few.

    Additionally, the Credly badges can be used across multiple platforms so you can share these notable achievements on social networks, including LinkedIn, whereas the badges can only be utilized within that community space.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

Claiming a Badge


  • Badges will be awarded for certifications that meet the following criteria:

    • Certification is active and in good standing
    • Certification is suspended
    • Certification is retired

    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.

  • You will receive an email notification from Credly with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.

  • 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. 

    To opt-in to the registry, log in to the myPMI certification system ( and select “Certifications” on the left navigation bar. You can select "Certification Registry" to include yourself in the registry.

    Please note that it may take a few days to issue the badge after you have opted-in to the registry.

  • 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 Credly. You also have the option to manage and/or unsubscribe from Credly emails when you receive their email invitation.

Sharing your Badge


  • To share your badge:

    1. Log into your account:
    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
  • Follow Credly’s step-by-step instructions to add your badge to your LinkedIn profile: LinkedIn instructions

  • Follow Credly’s step-by-step instructions to embed your badge within your email signature: Email instructions



  • You can share your badges with anyone you’d like, wherever you’d like:

    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Via email
    • Embedded in a website
    • Credly badges are issued by email address, so it is very important to keep your Credly email address updated and matching your myPMI preferred email address.
    • Update your preferred email in myPMI. Please email [email protected] to tell us you no longer have access to your Credly, and need your email in Credly updated. PMI must update Credly on your behalf, and will use your myPMI email.
    • In order to have your email in Credly updated, please send two pieces of identification information.
  • You can find answers to frequently asked questions here:

  • You can easily configure your privacy settings in Credly. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Not at this time.