NCCER Digital Credentials

A new way to show your skills, knowledge and credentials.

Share your industry-recognized credentials online with NCCER’s digital credentials! Through Credly’s Platform, NCCER is providing online credentials.

Transform your knowledge, skills, and achievements into badges which you can share across social media platforms, send to your network and add to your resume.

This digital image contains verified metadata that describes your qualifications and the process required to earn them.   

Follow These Steps to Start Claiming Your Digital Credentials:

  1. Visit
    To get started.

  2. Select the Check Mark
    To accept Credly terms to get your badge.

  3. Check Your email
    For a link to claim your badge on the Credly platform.

  4. Click the Link
    In the email to create an account on the Credly website.

  5. Claim & Share Your Digital Credentials
    On LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter or add to your email signature.


What is an open badge? 

Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online.

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How does my credential get displayed as a badge? 

We have partnered with Credly to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a badge, issued and managed through the company’s 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. 

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What are the benefits of a badge?

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. 

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Who is Credly?

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.  

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How will I know if I've earned a badge?

You will receive an email notification from the Credly Platform ( with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.  

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What if I don't want my badge to be public?

You can easily configure your privacy settings in the Credly Platform. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public. 

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Is there a fee to use Credly's platform?

No. This is a service we provide to you, at no cost.

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What’s to keep someone else from copying my badge and using it?

While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on Credly’s 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. 

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Where and how can I share my badge? 

You can share your badge directly from the Credly Platform to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, over email, embedded in a website or in your email signature.  

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Can I export badges issued through Credly’s Platform to other badge-storing platforms?  

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.     

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Can I import badges issued from other platforms into Credly’s Platform? 

Not at this time.  

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I have a question about Credly’s Platform. Where can I find support?

You can find answers to frequently asked questions here:

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