Digital Credentials

Accepting Your Digital Credentials

After completing all of the required learning for your badge, you are ready to accept it and show it off to the world!

Steps to Take Accept Your Badge

Step 1: You will receive an email from notifying you of your new badge after you complete the required learning activities in SkillsBuild for Students. You might want to add this email as a trusted sender so it doesn’t go to spam. Click the Accept your badge button.


Step 2:  If this is your first badge through Credly you will be guided through the necessary steps to create an account. Enter your first name, last name, your country, and postal code, and a password. Review Credly’s terms of use and check the box to accept them.


Step 3: If you already have an Credly account, sign into your account to claim your badge. You will be brought to a dashboard area. If you click on one of the badges, you will see a clear call to action. To accept the badge immediately you have two choices. We recommend you allow the badge to be displayed publicly so others can see your achievement. Decide then if you would like badges from SkillsBuild for Students to automatically go into your account.


Step 4: Once your badge is in your profile, you can explore the options to share it with others. In addition to popular destinations such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, you can also email the badge directly to someone. It’s standard for each social media site to require you to link your Credly account. Follow the instructions to do so, along with any prompts that pop up to complete the sharing activity.

How to Complete Your Digital Badge Course on SkillsBuild for Students


You can also complete this helpful mini-course to learn how to claim your badges, set up an account with Credly (a badge-issuing platform), and discover other tips to make getting your badges as easy as 1-2-3!

Duration: 15 minutes

Badge Claim Support

If you have any questions related to badges, please let us know.


SkillsBuild for Students support:


Credly support: For questions related to your Credly badge earner account and profile, as well as issues related to claiming your badge after receiving a notification, go to Credly’s Help Center.