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Earn Digital Badges by Completing Professional Training Offerings

UMass Lowell is committed to providing you with the tools necessary to achieve your professional goals. Through our partnership with Credly, you can receive digital badges that make it easy to convey the skills and knowledge you’ve attained by completing our professional and customized training offerings.

The Value of Digital Badges

  • Demonstrate an educational achievement:
    • On LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter
    • In your email signature
    • On your blog or website
    • On your resume or online profile in ZipRecruiter or Indeed
  • Reflect knowledge and expertise in a specific area
  • Enable employers, clients and peers to quickly understand your qualifications
  • More secure, and easier to share, than paper certificates
  • Badge credential details accessible with one click

How Does it Work?

Upon completion of your achievement, we’ll send you an email with a link to our badging site, which is managed by Credly, the world’s leading digital credential provider. You’ll simply create an account with Credly, then be able to accept and access your digital badge, a graphic representation of the credential you’ve earned. The badge is yours to use and share as you wish, for as long as you wish.

Frequently Asked Questions

Digital badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online.
We have partnered with Credly to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a badge, issued and managed through the company’s digital badging 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.
You will receive an email notification from Credly ( with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.
You can easily configure your privacy settings in Credly. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.
No. This is a service we provide to you, at no cost.
While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on Credly. 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 Credly to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature.
Labor market insights are pulled from live job requisitions. Based on your skills, you can learn which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges and more. Search active job listings and even apply for them with just a few clicks through Credly. Access the labor market insights from your badge details page by clicking on Related Jobs, or by clicking on the skill tags assigned to your badge.
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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