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How Digital Badges Work

A digital badge is a visual online representation of an accomplishment, skill, interest, or other achievement. It can be placed on your resume and within social media to verify to an employer and professional networks your attained knowledge and achieved skill.


Complete your participating micro-credential, certificate or professional development training programs.

Step 2: ACCEPT

Once you've earned your badge, you'll be sent a notification e-mail from our badge provider and partner, Acclaim. During this process, you'll receive information about how to claim and share your badge. At this point, you can also create your own profile page on the Acclaim website which provides numerous additional benefits.

Step 3: SHARE

If you choose, you can "share" your badge on social media sites or place your badge directly on your digital resume or e-portfolio.

One-Click Verification - Metadata

Saint Leo University digital badges contain metadata that allows anyone to understand the skills, knowledge and actions taken to earn the badge. Information includes the following items:

  • Who the badge was issue by
  • Who the badge was issued to
  • The date of issue
  • The expiration date of the badge if any
  • The skills verified by the badge
  • What the requirements are for earning the badge
  • If the badge meets any outside accrediting standards
  • Evidence of skills or knowledge earned - for example a report or project
  • Recommendations for additional badges that can be earned


Whether it's a new promotion, new job or graduate school, as a badge holder, you now have a variety of tools available to help you make that transition. You'll be able to access data about the labor market demand for the skills validated by your badge. You can also view it on the Acclaim page.

One of the most unique features of a Saint Leo University digital badge is the ability to easily communicate your accomplishments. Share your badge with social media sites or incorporate them on your professional branding tools like a resume or website.

The following sharing avenues are available through our badging partner, Acclaim:

  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Via email
  • Embedded in a website
  • Place the badge on an electronic resume

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