Digital Badge (generic)

The College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS) offers digital badges to program participants who complete a professional development certificate program. A digital badge serves as verification of your accomplishment to employers and peers, and it shows that you have obtained the skills and knowledge associated with the certificate program.



The University of Minnesota has partnered with Credly Acclaim, a third-party digital credential service provider, to provide digital badges. Digital credentials hosted by Credly Acclaim are verified, secure, portable, and data-rich representations of demonstrated skills and earned certifications.

Learners will earn their digital badge after they complete the final course in their certificate program.

Receiving and Sharing Digital Badges 

When you earn a badge you will receive an email notification from Credly with a link to collect your digital badge. Click on the link and sign in to your account to accept your badge. If you don’t have an Credly account, you will be prompted to create one. 

After you have accepted your badge and created your account, you will be able to share or post your digital badge.

Sharing Digital Badges

When it comes to sharing your digital badge, you have options. The most commonly used options are listed below.


Credly has enabled a copy-and-paste feature to make it easy for you to add your verified achievements, badges, or certifications to your LinkedIn Profile and share them with your network.

Email Signature

Adding a badge to your email signature is a great way to make sure your professional network is aware of your certifications, credentials, and other badge-worthy recognition.

Website or Blog

Credly gives you the ability to embed earned badges or credentials onto your own website or blog. They also give a range of configuration options so you can choose the look and feel of the credit as it appears on your own site.

Additional Resources

For more information, check out Credly's Support page for step-by-step tutorials, browse through FAQs, and post your own questions for Support.