A: Digital badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification, or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online.
CMAA is committed to providing you with the tools necessary to achieve your professional goals and we understand that communicating your credentials in an ever-expanding online marketplace can be challenging. That is why we have partnered with Credly’s Acclaim platform to provide you with a digital version of your credentials. Digital badges can be used in email signatures or digital résumés, 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 them.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Q: What badges are currently available through CMAA?
A: Currently, CMAA will offer badges for the CCM and CCE designations. In the near future, badges will be available for completion of most of the BMI programs.
Q: How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?
A: You will receive an email notification from the Acclaim Platform (from email@example.com) with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account. It is important that you set up your account using the e-mail address that the notification was sent to.
Q: Where and how can I share my badge through Credly’s Acclaim Platform?
A: You can share your badge directly from the Acclaim Platform to LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website; or in your email signature.
Q: What if I don’t want my badge to be public?
A: You can easily configure your privacy settings in the Acclaim Platform. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.
Q: Is there a fee to use Credly’s Acclaim Platform?
A: No. This is a service CMAA provides to you, at no cost.