Digital Credentials

What is a Badge?

A badge issued through Credly is a digital representation of a learning outcome, experience or competency. Credly badges can be shared and verified online in a way that is easy and secure. Credly badges link to metadata that provides context and verification. They can be shared across the Internet for maximum visibility and recognition.





You can earn a badge for lots of different things, from many different organizations. What makes the badges issued to you from Credly unique is that they represent achievements valued by employers. Badges managed through Credly will help you tell your professional story in a way that is complete and validated.


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


  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • By email
  • Embedded in a website

A viewer can click on your badge and will be taken back to Credly to view all the details of your achievement.


You can also share your complete Credly profile to provide an employer with the full context of your abilities, represented by the various badges you’ve earned and manage through the Credly platform.


Want to dig deeper so you can help your students explore new technologies and more? You will, of course, have access to your students’ P-TECH learning and the tools that track their progress, but you’ll also find opportunities to earn for yourself the same digital badge credentials offered to IBM professionals!


Claiming your hard-earned badge and showing off your accomplishments to the world is easy! After completing the required learning activities for a specific badge, you are ready to claim it.