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Digital badging gives ICF Credential-holders a way to share their knowledge, skills and abilities online in a way that is simple and trusted and can be easily verified in real time.
ICF now recognizes your achievement as an ICF Credential-holder through a digital badge. We are pleased to provide this new service through our official digital credential provider, Credly’s Acclaim platform.
You worked hard to earn your ICF Credential, and the digital badge allows you to share and verify your achievements easily with the rest of the world, including clients and employers! Badges provide concrete evidence of what an ICF Credential-holder had to do to earn the credential, the date the credential was awarded and the date of its expiration. You can easily share your badge on social and professional media, including LinkedIn. You can also send a link to it by email and add it to your email signature, blog or website.
There is no fee for this service, and your participation is optional.
Your digital badge is designed for easy access! Beginning April 27, 2020, current ICF Credential-holders will be invited to accept their digital badge.
Here’s how you can accept and share your digital badge:
Unfortunately, it’s easy for simple ICF Credential logo files to be misused long after an ICF Credential has expired. In some cases, ICF Credential logo files are used fraudulently when an ICF Credential was never earned in the first place. But the metadata stored in an ICF Credential digital badge makes it secure and nearly impossible to misrepresent by others.
In other words, your ICF digital badge makes your ICF Credential more secure than ever before.
Current and prospective clients and employers can easily verify what it took for you to earn the credential, the date of award, and your expiration date. An expired ICF Credential digital badge is clearly marked “Expired” when verified.
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.
We have partnered with Credly to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a badge, issued and managed through the company’s Acclaim Platform. The technology Credly uses on its Acclaim Platform is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally.
You will receive an email notification from the Acclaim Platform (firstname.lastname@example.org) with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.
You can find answers to frequently asked questions at support.youracclaim.com.
No. This is a service we provide to ICF Credential-holders at no additional cost.
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 clients, employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your credential and what you’re now capable of.
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.
Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online.
As an ICF coach, you should take pride in what you do and your effort to help others! Digital badging helps ensure that all credentialing and your hard work as a coach is validated. ICF digital badges validate your Associate Certified Coach, Professional Certified Coach and Master Certified Coach levels.
While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on Credly’s Acclaim Platform. 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.
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.
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.
To share or add a badge to your LinkedIn profile, LinkedIn requires an authorization process, that is required and standard for all third-party programs creating a connection between the two accounts.
When you connect your Acclaim and LinkedIn accounts, you will receive a message outlining the permissions you are granting in the process. LinkedIn predetermines this message based on the authorization scope required to share your badge. Acclaim will not post to LinkedIn without your initiation or permission. Acclaim will only add badges to your profile or post them to your newsfeed upon request.
You can disconnect Acclaim’s access to your social media account after you have successfully shared your badge to your profile or newsfeed. You can also manage Acclaim’s connection through your privacy settings within your social media account.
According to the 2020 ICF Global Coaching Study, coaches say the No. 1 obstacle for the coaching profession is untrained individuals who call themselves coaches. Digital badging gives ICF Credential-holders a way to share their knowledge, skills and abilities online in a way that is simple and trusted and can be easily verified in real time.