BOMI is committed to providing you with the tools necessary to achieve your professional goals. Communicating your credentials in an ever-expanding online marketplace can be challenging. That is why we have partnered with Credly to provide you with a digital version of your credentials.
Digital badges can be used in email signatures, digital resumes, and social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. This digital image contains verified metadata that describes your qualifications and the process required to earn them.
Why Digital Badges?
- It’s a quality credential that clearly explains your knowledge and skills, what you did to earn the badge, and where you earned it
- The digital version of a credential is easy to share online
- The digital version of a credential is secure
- This is a trusted method for real-time verification; it is not self-reported
- You’ll see direct connections between skills and jobs
How Do I Claim My Digital Badge?
It’s easy! Once you complete your courses and pass the exams, you’ll receive an email from Credly to claim your badge. Set up your account and you’re all set! Need extra help? Additional instructions can be found here. When you post your badge, make sure to tag BOMI - @BOMIInt!
Q: What is an open badge?
A: Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential that can be verified in real-time, online.
Q: How does my certification get displayed as a badge?
A: 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 used is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share, and verify your competencies digitally.
Q: What are the benefits of a badge?
A: Representing your skills as a badge allows you to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, trusted, and 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. Credly also offers labor market insights based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through Credly.
Q: How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?
A: You will receive an email notification from Credly (firstname.lastname@example.org) with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.
Q: What if I’ve earned a designation but have not received the information on claiming my badge?
A: Digital badges are issued to all ACTIVE designation recipients. First, check to see if you’ve paid your CPD fees and earned your CPD credits. Questions? Email email@example.com.
Q: What if I don’t want my badge to be public?
A: You can easily configure your privacy settings in Credly. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.
Q: Is there a fee to receive a BOMI badge?
A: No. This is a service we provide to you at no cost.
Q: What keeps someone else from copying and using my badge?
A: 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 credentials and associated identity.
Q: Where and how can I share my badge?
A: You can share your badge directly from Credly to LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, over email, embedded in a website, or in your email signature.
Q: What are labor market insights, and how can I access them through Credly?
A: 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.
Q: Can I export badges issued through Credly to other badge-storing platforms?
A: 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 lets you store your badge on other OBI-compliant sites like the Badgr Backpack.