Digital Credential Badge FAQ


  • What is an open badge?

    Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification, achievement or learning outcome which can be verified in real time online.
  • Why has the RMI decided to use open badges to represent credentials and achievements?

    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.
  • How does my credential get displayed as a badge?

    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 Acclaim 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.
  • What are the benefits of a badge?

    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.
  • Who is Credly?

    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, Acclaim.
  • How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?

    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 Acclaim 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.
  • Is there a fee to use these digital badges?

    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.
  • Will this replace the RMCP® Directory on the RMI website?

    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.
  • Where and how can I share my badge?

    You can share your badge directly from the Acclaim 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.
  • I’m a current RMCP® credential holder. Will I get a badge? How?

    If you send an email to providing us your permission to share your information with Credly, you will receive an email from the Acclaim 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.
  • I’m a current RMCP® credential holder. I’ve checked my email folders but can’t find a notification from Acclaim. How can I claim my badge?

    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 Acclaim 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.
  • I’m a current RMCP® credential holder, and I don’t want a badge. What can I do?

    If you do not opt-in to the program, you will not receive a badge.
  • I want to share my badge via social media, but I’m concerned about giving Credly access to my profile(s). How do Credly and RMI protect my data?

    Any time you choose to connect an external application (like badges from Acclaim) 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. Acclaim’s sharing process is completely driven by you. Acclaim 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 Acclaim platform.

  • I don’t have an RMCP® credential. How can I earn a badge?

    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
  • What if I don’t want my badge to be public?

    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 Acclaim Platform.
  • 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 Acclaim. 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.
  • Can I export badges issued through Acclaim to other badge-storing platforms?

    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.
  • I have a question about the Acclaim Platform. Where can I find support?

    You can find answers to frequently asked questions at