Digital Badges

Earn a Digital Badge

CNet partners with digital credential platform provider Credly (owned by Pearson) to award digital badges. Digital badges help support both individuals and businesses by having an easily identifiable way to recognize talent and reward accomplishments. The badges offer significant value to professionals by creating a strong visual tool that can help enhance employee recognition as well as strengthen job profiles for those seeking new career opportunities.

On successful completion of a CNet technical education program and receiving the official certification, individuals will automatically be issued their unique digital badge. The badges are securely stored and managed by the individual via their Credly user account. From here, the badges can be easily shared via social media and can also be downloaded to verify knowledge, skills and certifications gained, therefore adding valuable credibility to individual's professional profile.

Badge Benefits for Individuals:

  • Showcases your achievements
  • Provides digital and portable verification and proof of individual's certifications and achievements
  • Adds credibility
  • Can be added, shared, embedded, and linked to personal profiles, CV, website and email signatures
  • Easy to share across all social media platforms and we encourage you to do this to celebrate your achievements!

Badge Benefits for Companies:

  • Showcases the achievements of individuals within teams
  • Enhances brand reputation
  • Enhances competitive advantage
  • Assists with profile raising to aid the recruitment process
  • Make informed decisions about future talent when recruiting
  • Provides trusted verification of certifications and achievements

Using your Digital Badge as your ID Card

All CNet digital badges can be added to your smartphone wallet allowing you to use it as an ID card and proof of your certification wherever you go. Click here for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

All individuals who have successfully completed a CNet education program will receive a digital badge. Those who successfully re-certify will also gain an updated badge.

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

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 through the Acclaim platform.

The Credly platform is where the individual's Digital Badges are issued, stored and accessed by learners. When issued with a badge individuals are invited to create an account from which they can view, share and store all of their Digital Badges.

Representing your skills and certifications as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be 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.

You will receive an email notification from the Acclaim Platform ( with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.

You can easily configure your privacy settings in the Acclaim Platform. 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 the Acclaim Platform. This link to verifies the data and makes them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate.

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

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.

For more information about how to claim your badge download our overview below.

If you have any further queries regarding Digital Badges please contact