My Digital Badges
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The CDSE has partnered with Credly to provide you with digital badges for SPēD Certifications and ACE credit-recommended courses. At this time, digital badges are not available for non-ACE credit-recommended courses or Education certificates. Access your transcript and visit the ACE CDSE webpage to check if you have any eligible courses.

What is a digital badge?

Digital badges are electronic representations of your certifications and credentials, traditionally acknowledged with a paper certificate, which can be used in email signatures, digital resumes, and/or social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

Digital badges help you gain recognition by allowing you to easily display and share your achievements. As they are available online, they are portable and transparent, and the detail behind each badge means others can see what it took for you to earn the award.

My Digital Badges for ACE Credit-Recommended Courses via Credly

When will I receive a digital badge for an ACE credit-recommended course?
In the future, the CDSE will confer digital badges for ACE credit-recommended courses completed in STEPP. Upon conferral, you will receive an email from Credly giving you access to your newly earned digital badge.

For any ACE credit-recommended courses external link icon you completed in STEPP but have not received a digital badge for, you will need to submit a request using the instructions below.

How do I request a digital badge for an ACE credit-recommended course?
To request a digital badge for an ACE credit-recommended course, submit a Help Desk Ticket:
 
  1. Provide your name and email;
  2. Select “ACE Digital Badges” from the Type of Problem menu; and
  3. Enter the following information in the Problem Description box:
    1. Completed course title
    2. Course code
    3. Date of completion (refer to your STEPP transcript if necessary)
We will review your Digital Badge request and provide status updates and additional instructions in STEPP.

If your request is accepted, you will receive an email from Credly, giving you access to your newly earned digital badge. Login to Credly or create a Credly account to claim your digital badge. Once you claim your digital badge, you will have the option to make it viewable to the public or keep it private.

My Digital Badges for SPēD Certifications via Credly

Are SPēD certifications ACE accredited?
No.

When will I receive (how can I accept) my digital badge(s)?
After successfully passing and being conferred a digital badge for a SPēD Certification you will receive an email from Credly, giving you access to your newly earned digital badge. Click the Accept button below the badge icon and you will be redirected to the Credly login page.  Log in or create your Credly account to claim your digital badge. Once you claim your digital badge, you will have the option to make it viewable to the public or keep it private.

Can you mail me my certification?
Effective June 1, 2020, we no longer mail certificates and lapel pins.

What is "My SPēD Certification (MSC)"  and why do I need this account?
My SPēD Certification (MSC) is the system of record for the SPēD Certification Program. You must create and maintain an active, up-to-date MSC account. Your MSC account is where you will manage your SPēD certification activities.

How can I share my digital badge?

Once you have accepted and claimed your digital badge, you will be redirected to the Share Badge screen. From here you can share your digital badge from Credly to your social media platforms (e.g., LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) and via email. You can also download the badge visual, download a free printable version of your badge, and embed your digital badge on a personal website.