Badging and Credly FAQ

Which programs are eligible for badging?

Badges are awarded to those who achieve a certification or pass an exam from the following programs:

Nokia Bell Labs 5G Certification Program does not provide badges through the Credly platform. Participants who successfully complete their certification will receive an e-diploma and will be notified by email.

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. 

What 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. For all questions regarding Credly, please contact: .

How does my certification get displayed as a badge?

We have partnered with Credly to translate the learning outcomes you have demonstrated into a badge, which is issued and managed through the company’s platform. The technology Credly uses is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This technology enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally.

What are the benefits of a badge?

Representing your skills as a badge enables you to share your abilities online in a simple, trusted way that can easily be verified in real-time. Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your credential and what you are now capable of. Credly also offers labor market insights based on your skills; you can search and apply for job opportunities right through the platform. 

How will I know if I have earned a badge?

You will receive an email notification from the platform with instructions for claiming your badge and how to set up your account. If you require more information, please go to the following link:

What if I do not want my badge to be public?

You can easily configure your privacy settings with Credly. You are in complete control of your information and what is made public.

Is there a fee to use Credly?

No. Credly is a service we provide to you at no additional cost.

What will 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. These links to verified data make them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and your associated identity. 

Where and how can I share my badge through Credly?

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

What are labor market insights, and how can I access them through Credly?

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 the platform. 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. 

Can I export badges issued through Credly 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 embedded metadata allows you to store your badge on other OBI-compliant badge sites, such as the Mozilla backpack.   

Can I import badges issued from other platforms into Credly?

Not at this time.

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

You can find answers to frequently asked questions here:

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