The Linux Foundation is committed to providing you with the tools necessary to achieve your professional goals. We understand communicating your abilities and credentials can be challenging. For this reason, we have partnered with Credly to provide you with a digital version of your credentials. These badges can be used in email signatures or digital resumes, as well as 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 them.
- Badges are shareable via any digital platform such as: social media, embedded in your résumé, email signature, or the web.
- All badges can be verified by anyone simply by clicking on the badge.
- Badges will be issued to everyone who passes one of our certification exams as well as those who purchase training courses directly from the Linux Foundation or an authorized training partner.
- Badges will also be issued to those who contributed on our exam or course development teams
How it Works
- You will receive an email notifying you to claim your badge at our partner Credly’s website.
- Click the link in that email.
- Create an account on the Credly platform site and confirm your email.
- Claim your badge.
- Start sharing.
Q: What is an open badge?
A: Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online.
Q: How does my certification or exam/course developer contribution get displayed as a badge?
A: We have partnered with Credly to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a badge, issued and managed through the company’s online 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.
Q: What are the benefits of a badge?
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 through Credly.
Q: Who is Credly?
A: 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.
Q: How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?
A: You will receive an email notification from Credly with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.
Q: What if I don’t want my badge to be public?
A: You can easily configure your privacy settings in Credly. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.
Q: Is there a fee to use Credly?
A: No. This is a service we provide to you, at no cost.
Q: What’s to keep someone else from copying my badge and using it?
A: 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.
Q: Where and how can I share my badge through Credly?
A: You can share your badge directly from Credly to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature.
Q: What are labor market insights and how can I access them through Credly?
A: Labor market insights are available for our certification exams and are pulled from live job requisitions. Based on your demonstrated skills you can see which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges and more. 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.
Q: Can I export badges issued through Credly to other badge-storing platforms?
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.
Q: Can I import badges issued from other platforms into Credly?
A: Not at this time.
Q: I have a question about Credly. Where can I find support?
A: You can find answers to frequently asked questions here: support.credly.com
Q: What happened to Acclaim?
A: On March 31, 2021, our digital credential provider, Credly, launched a new visual experience on the platform that you previously knew as Acclaim. As part of that experience, the Acclaim name, logo, and URL were replaced by Credly. In 2018, Credly acquired Acclaim, and this is the final step in merging the two brands. No action is required on your part, and the way you use the platform won’t change.