What is a digital badge?
A digital badge is a web-enabled version of a certification, or learning outcome, which can be verified online in real time. Digital badges recognize a learning or professional development achievement. Since it is digital, it can be shared across the internet for maximum visibility and recognition.
Why is AMA offering digital badges?
We know many people proudly list their certification(s) on their social profiles, email signatures, and other platforms, so we are providing digital badges to help you display a visual representation of your accomplishments. In addition, a digital badge conveys other critical information, such as requirements to earn the certification(s), key skills you’ve demonstrated, and when you earned the certification(s).
Why is AMA partnering with Acclaim to provide these badges?
Acclaim is a product of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company. Acclaim works with other prestigious organizations to provide badges to individuals worldwide to promote their skills and achievements. Badges from Acclaim represent achievements valued by employers and will help you tell your professional story in a way that is complete and validated. Acclaim also offers labor market insights to highlight job opportunities that align with your validated skills.
How do these badges differ from other badges AMA offers on Amanet.org?
The badges offered through Acclaim are intended to validate and recognize achievements that demonstrate verifiable knowledge, skills, and capabilities. These are “résumé-worthy” accomplishments that are valued by employers, organizations, and clients.
The badges currently offered on Amanet.org differ in that they provide recognition for meaningful engagement within the Amanet.org community. Activities associated with these badges can, for example, range from writing blog posts, to speaking at an AMA event, to being an AMA member, just to name a few.
Additionally, the Acclaim badges can be used across multiple platforms, so you can share these notable achievements on social networks, including LinkedIn; whereas, the Amanet.org badges can only be utilized within that community space.
How is a badge valuable to me?
A badge allows you to easily manage, share (online), and verify your AMA certification(s). This includes real-time authentication of your certification(s) and when you obtained it (them). Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your certification(s), what you are doing to actively maintain your certification(s), and your skillset. Badges can be shared in your email signature, on your electronic résumé, and on your LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter profiles.
Acclaim also offers labor market insights based on your skills, so you can search and apply for job opportunities right through the Acclaim platform.
What are labor market insights and how can I access them through Acclaim?
Labor market insights are compiled 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. You can search active job listings and even apply for them with just a few clicks through Acclaim. Access labor market insights from your badge details page by clicking on Related Jobs or by clicking on the skill tags assigned to your badge.
Is there a fee for this badge or to utilize Acclaim?
No. This is a service we provide to you at no cost.