Frequently Asked Questions

ANZIIF’s digital badges are ‘Powered by Credly'. Credly is the organisation that developed and maintains the online platform that ANZIIF uses to deliver its digital badge service. Credly hosts the largest and most-connected digital credential network and are a global solution for recognising skills, capabilities, and achievements.

Your information is protected by Credly's privacy policy and terms of service. 

If you have a question about the Credly platform you can find answers to frequently asked questions here: https://support.credly.com/hc/en-us

What is a digital badge?
Digital badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online.

How does my certificate get displayed as a badge?
We have partnered with Credly to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a badge, issued and managed through the company’s 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.

Will I still receive my paper certificate?
Yes, the digital badge is a new initiative in addition to your paper certificate. Your digital badge will hold the same validity as your paper certificate.

Who is Credly?
Credly is the end-to-end solution for issuing and managing digital credentials. Credly works with credible organisations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide.

What will people see in my badge?
When you share a digital badge, people can click on it and view a description of your achievement, the criteria you were assessed against and who made that assessment decision.

Will I receive a digital badge for other ANZIIF qualifications I’ve already completed?
ANZIIF has just launched its digital badge programme and will be expanding in 2021. We will announce further badges in 2021.

Do I have to accept a digital badge and how long do I have to claim or accept the badge?
You do not have to accept a digital badge and if you choose not to it will have no impact on your membership or qualification. There is no time limit to claim or accept your digital badge and doing to is optional. You can opt out of communications regarding digital badges at any time by contacting [email protected].

How will someone know my digital badge is authentic?
Your badge is linked to your profile on Credly, which includes verified information. Every badge and profile have a unique URL.

What if I have more than one email address?
You can link multiple e-mail addresses to your profile.

How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?
You will receive an email notification from Credly ([email protected]) with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account. Please contact [email protected] if you believe you are eligible but haven’t received it.

What if I don’t want my badge to be public?
You can easily configure your privacy settings in the platform. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.

Is there a fee to use Credly?
No. This is a service we provide to you, at no cost. 

What’s to 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. 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. 

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 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.