Digital Credential Badge FAQ


Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification, achievement or learning outcome which can be verified in real time online.

Digital badges are a new way to showcase your accomplishment that leverages the convenience and visibility of digital and social media while providing an additional layer of authentication.

We’ve partnered with Credly (see “Who is Credly?” below) to translate the professional development achievements you’ve demonstrated into a digital badge, issued and managed through Credly’s Platform. This enables you to manage, share and verify your designations and achievements digitally. The technology is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by the IMS Global Learning Consortium.

Representing your skills and achievements as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, convenient, trusted, and can be easily verified in real time. Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of your credential.

Credly is an end-to-end solution for issuing and managing digital credentials. The RMI works with Credly to provide digital RMCP® badges to professionals worldwide via Credly’s badging platform.

If you have 1) successfully completed the RMCP® program and passed the exam and 2) opted into this badging program via the RMI application you completed to attend the program, then you’ll receive an email notification from the Credly Platform ( with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account. This may take up to two weeks once you have passed the exam.

No. This is a service the RMI provides to you at no additional cost. We’ve added the badging system as a way for certified RMCP®s to manage and communicate their achievements and as a credential verification method.

No. The directory will continue as is. You may opt in or opt out of the directory at any time by sending an email to Note you were given this option initially when you first completed your application to attend the RMCP® program.

You can share your badge directly from the Credly Platform to LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website; and in your email signature. You can also print a certificate of your badge on paper for your records or display.

If you send an email to providing us your permission to share your information with Credly, you will receive an email from the Credly Platform ( with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account. As we are expecting a large number of requests initially for badges, this may take up to three weeks once you have sent the email referenced above. Please be patient with us during this startup of our badge program.

It’s likely that the email address you’re using is different from what we have on file as being associated with your credential. You can create a new account on Credly using your current contact information, then add your prior email address to your profile to find and claim the badge. Or, you can contact us to update the contact information we have on file and resend the notification to your current email address.

If you do not opt-in to the program, you will not receive a badge.

Any time you choose to connect an external application (like badges from Credly) to your social media profile(s), the social media platform will ask you to give approval to link the two accounts. By initiating and confirming the process, you simply allow the two systems to connect the information you specify. Credly’s sharing process is completely driven by you. Credly will:

  • Never post something to a linked social site without your initiation or permission
  • Only add badges to your profile or post them to your news feed when you initiate the share
  • Never like or comment on content

For more details, see the privacy policy for Credly’s platform.

You can unlock a badge by earning one or more credentials — the badge is included with the RMCP® certification or certificate cost and process. Learn more or get started at

You can simply not opt-in to the badge program. Once in the program, you’re in control of information about you and can easily configure your privacy settings in the Credly Platform.

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.

Yes, you can download your badge from the Share Badge page. Your downloaded badge contains embedded Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI)-compliant metadata. This allows you to store your badge on other OBI-compliant badge sites, such as Mozilla Backpack. It is your responsibility to address any issues resulting from your attempts to export a badge as the RMI has no control over this process or systems capability.

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