Digital badges

What are APM digital badges?

APM digital badges are clickable, graphic representation of the designations, membership grades and qualifications awarded to you by us. They can be shown on a social networking profile, embedded into an email signature or web page and also shared through email or social media.

Unlike paper certificates digital badges make it easy for you to demonstrate your competencies and achievements to employers, clients and peers online. Each digital badge has a unique URL that can be shared electronically via social media, in your email signature, on your CV, and more.

Why use digital badges?

Digital badges help you gain recognition by allowing you to easily display and share your achievements. As they are available online they are portable and transparent, and the detail behind each badge means others can see what it took for you to earn the award.

Digital badges are especially valued by those whose professional careers and achievements are represented on careers and networking sites such as LinkedIn. According to LinkedIn research, profiles with certifications and badges receive six times the number of profile views.

How do I know if I’m eligible for a digital badge?

APM currently awards digital badges for the following achievements:

 

APM began awarding digital badges in November 2018 and badges will be provided to existing members, as well as those who were awarded qualifications and designations from May 2018 onwards.

How to claim and share your APM digital badge?

  1. You will receive an email from Acclaim with your APM badge
  2. Accept your digital badge and set up an Acclaim account
  3. Share your digital badge to your online networks

FAQs

Below are a selection of self-help support questions about digital badges.

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 APM qualifications I’ve already completed?

If you have taken your qualification in the last six months you will receive an email from Acclaim and you can then claim your digital badge.

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.

How will someone know my digital badge is authentic?

Your badge is linked to your profile on Acclaim, 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.

APM's digital badges site is ‘Powered by Acclaim’ – who is Acclaim?

Acclaim is the organisation that developed and maintains the online platform that APM uses to deliver its digital badge service. In 2018, Acclaim was bought by Credly and together Credly and Acclaim are a global solution for recognising skills, capabilities, and achievements.

How does Acclaim protect my information?

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