Digital Badging

In today’s digital world, where professionals share everything online, paper certificates no longer provide the same level of utility. SHRM has partnered with BadgeCert™ to solve this problem. Through its cloud platform, SHRM is able to create, issue and manage digital badges to all active SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certificants. These portable digital badges will identify and verify a certificant’s credentials.
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What is a digital badge?

What is a Digital Badge?

Badges are digital tokens that appear as icons on a web page, social media platform, or other online venues. Awarded by institutions, organizations, or groups, badges signify accomplishments such as certification, mastery of a skill, or marks of experience. A digital badge is a way to organize and share your verified credentials digitally. This allows you to easily share your credentials, and employers and colleagues to easily verify them.

How does it work?

  • Each badge is embedded with evidence of where, when, how, and why it was earned, which allows SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP digital badges to serve as 100% authenticated digital certificates that earners can easily share on social networks, resumes and e-mail signatures.
  • Post your digital badge anywhere! It may be embedded in virtual media, like LinkedIn, e-mail signatures, or other social media profiles.
  • Once shared, your digital badge can be clicked, revealing data which validates your achievement.
  • It can be reviewed by employers, licensing boards, and colleagues.

What are the benefits?

Because most industries evolve so quickly, it is vital that professionals continually hone their skills in order to stay competitive. You’ve demonstrated this mastery by earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP!

  • Your free SHRM certification digital badge provides a way for you to effectively convey your verified knowledge and expertise to employers, colleagues and recruiters—upon completion of certification and recertification programs.
  • Traditional forms of professional recognition, namely paper certificates, are no longer the best way to communicate the nature of earned credentials, nor can they be readily verified or shared online.
  • Digital credentials, often called badges, act as a means to reliably recognize professional achievements such as certifications and continuing education experiences.
  • A digital badge allows earners to have 24/7 access to a verifiable and current record of their accomplishment that they can share with whomever they choose on social networks, resumes, e-mail signatures and websites.

How do I share my badge?

When you are sent the e-mail granting you your digital badge, it will include a personal URL. You can send this URL to anyone you would like to be able to view or verify your credential.

For more detailed instructions please see this guide.

Via E-mail

  1. Login to your BadgeCert account
  2. Select your badge
  3. Click Share
  4. Type in the e-mail address you would like to share to and click Share

For more detailed instructions please see this guide.

Via Your E-mail Signature

  1. Copy your personal digital badge link (shared with you in the invitation e-mail) and paste the hyperlink on the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP after your name (Ex: Jane Smith, SHRM-CP; the underlined SHRM-CP portion of this example will link to your verified digital badge page).
  2. For more information about how to use your credentials, please refer to the SHRM Certification Handbook.

For more detailed instructions please see this guide.

Via Facebook

  1. Login to your BadgeCert account
  2. Select your badge
  3. Click Share
  4. Click the icon to add your certification to your Facebook profile
  5. Login to Facebook and edit your post as you would like

For more detailed instructions please see this guide.

Via LinkedIn

  1. Login to your BadgeCert account
  2. Select your badge
  3. Click Share
  4. Click the icon to add your certification to your LinkedIn profile

For more detailed instructions please see this guide.

Via Twitter

  1. Login to your BadgeCert account
  2. Select your badge
  3. Click Share
  4. Click the icon to add your certification to your Twitter profile
  5. Login to Twitter and edit your post as you would like

For more detailed instructions please see this guide.

What do I do if I need assistance?

For help in getting your badge please Contact SHRM.

For technical assistance with your digital badge, please Contact BadgeCert.