Digital Badging

Enjoy the convenience and professional recognition afforded by HFMA’s new digital badging program. Improve employee engagement or showcase your own accomplishments.

Share Your Credentials

Now when you complete an HFMA certification or certificate program, you will earn a digital badge. Your badge will contain metadata describing your qualifications and credentials, including how you earned this achievement.

Display your badge in your email signature, electronic resume, and on your LinkedIn profile or anywhere you want to be recognized for attaining a new level of knowledge or a specific skill set.

Increase your credibility.

An HFMA credential validates that you have the education needed to succeed in your field. You can easily manage and share your learning achievements.

Position yourself for advancement. 

Show your manager you are committed to staying up to date in your profession and position yourself for a promotion within your organization.

Differentiate yourself in the job market.

Maintain the proficiencies leaders in the field are seeking to meet their organizational goals and share your credentials on a secured platform.

Invest in your staff.

Managers can track engagement and monitor how many employees are downloading the badges and how they are being used. A career development program that includes digital badging helps you improve employee engagement and reach organizational goals.

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How does my certification get displayed as a badge?    

HFMA has partnered with Credly to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a badge, issued and managed through the company’s Acclaim Platform. The technology Credly uses on its Acclaim Platform is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally. 

Who is Credly?    

Credly is the end-to-end solution for issuing and managing digital credentials. Credly works with credible organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide. 

What are the benefits of a badge?    

Representing your skills as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time. Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your credential and what you’re now capable of. Credly’s Acclaim Platform also offers labor market insights, based on your skills. 

What is an open badge?    

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

How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?    

You will receive an email notification from the Acclaim Platform ( with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account. 

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

You can easily configure your privacy settings in the Acclaim Platform. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.    

Is there a fee to use Credly’s Acclaim Platform?    

No. This is a service HFMA provides to you.    

I have previously earned an HFMA credential, will I still receive a digital badge?

Yes. You will receive an email notification from the Acclaim Platform ( with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account. 

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 Credly’s Acclaim Platform. 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. 

Where and how can I share my badge through Credly’s Acclaim Platform?    

You can share your badge directly from the Acclaim Platform to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature. 

Can I export badges issued through Credly’s Acclaim Platform to other badge-storing platforms?    

Yes, you can download your badge from the Share Badge page. Your downloaded badge contains Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI) compliant metadata embedded into the image. This allows you to store your badge on other OBI-compliant badge sites, such as the Mozilla backpack.       

Can I import badges issued from other platforms into Credly’s Acclaim Platform?    

Not at this time. 

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

You can find answers to frequently asked questions here: