Digital Badging

Enjoy the convenience and professional recognition afforded by HFMA’s digital badging program. Improve employee engagement or showcase your own accomplishments. Your digital badge is easily shared through your email signature, LinkedIn profile and more.

Is a healthcare certification worth it? The short answer is, yes! Your HFMA digital badge reflects your professional achievements and provides credible recognition across the healthcare finance industry. HFMA’s certification program validates your knowledge and enhances your reputation among licensing boards, employers, and your colleagues.

So what are the benefits? There are no shortcuts. Your hard work verifies your competencies across specialties in healthcare finance, revenue cycle management, accounting and finance, business intelligence, managed care, and physician practice management. This means that you are trained to meet specific criteria that satisfies your role.

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Share Your Credentials

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.

For questions or more information, contact [email protected]

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Results will ONLY be displayed if the holder has selected to make their certification information public in their Credly profile.


You will receive an email notification from Credly ([email protected]) with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account within an hour of successful completion of the program assessment (for applicable programs only).

If you’re issued an HFMA digital badge and receive an email notification, follow the instructions in the email to create an account with Credly and claim your badge. Or follow the step-by-step tutorial here.
If you have not received your badge notification email from Credly’s platform, please work with your IT department to add [email protected] as a trusted sender. Additionally, please make sure to check your junk or spam folders. Please know that you are able to accept your digital badge from HFMA outside of an email notification. You may create an account or login directly on the Credly platform with the email you have on file with HFMA. After successfully logging in, your badge(s) will be waiting for you in your Dashboard to accept and share.
Use these step-by-step instructions to insert your badge into an email signature. Adding a hyperlinked badge image to your email signature is a great way to make sure your professional network is aware of your certifications, credentials and other badge-worthy recognition.
To share your badge details to your LinkedIn profile follow these steps. Add to your Profile to make your accomplishment a permanent part of your online resume. Your achievement will populate within the License & Credential section of your profile. You may also share to your Newsfeed, the badge image will appear and your contacts can comment on the post.
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 platform is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally. 
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. 
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 platform also offers labor market insights, based on your skills. 
Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online. 
You will receive an email notification from the Credly platform [email protected] with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account. 
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.    
No. This is a service HFMA provides to you.   
While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on Credly’s 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. 
You can share your badge directly from your Credly account to LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature. Follow these directions to start sharing.
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.       
Not at this time. 
You can find answers to frequently asked questions here:   

HFMA’s healthcare certifications position you for career advancement, open the door to new job opportunities, and can put you on track to command a higher salary. Badges can be shared on social networks and allows you the flexibility to publicly market your competencies. Activate your professional development with an HFMA’s healthcare certifications and start elevating your career.