What is a digital badge?
A digital badge is a graphic verification of the skills you have mastered after successfully completing a specific course or program.
Digital badges are a great way to share your educational achievements and new competencies with employers, colleagues, friends and family via social platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Digital badging is rapidly becoming the new standard by which adult learners visually communicate their ongoing professional development and commitment to lifelong learning.
Each badge links to a unique web page that provides a comprehensive description of the learning objectives you have achieved or the portfolio artifact you have developed for that specific course or program.
We currently offer three kinds of badges, depending on the course or program you complete: "Skill" badges, which confirm mastery of a specific job skill, "Metaskill" badges, which indicate mastery of a range of skills within a specific area and "Certificate" badges, which indicate completion of a certificate program and mastery of the subject area.
What are the benefits of earning a badge?
Obtaining a digital badge from UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education signifies that you have committed yourself to a quality learning experience from a recognized leader in professional development.
Badges provide a quick and convenient way for your employer to confirm your newly acquired skills and knowledge at a glance. Digital badges can also assist you during a job search by providing an easy way for prospective employers to discover you based on the specific skills and experience you have earned.
How do I qualify for a badge?
If a course or program is available for badging and you have demonstrated capability according to specific criteria established for the badge, you will automatically become eligible to claim a badge for that course. We partner with Credly, the industry's leading digital credential platform, to manage our badges. Once your achievement of the badge standard has been confirmed, you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with instructions on how to obtain your digital badge.
Current UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education programs that offer badges are:
- Beer Quality: Foam
- Data Visualization with Tableau
- UC Davis Coding Boot Camp
- UC Davis Data Analytics Boot Camp
- Healthcare Analytics Certificate Program
Questions about digital badging?
If you have questions about digital badges offered by UC Davis, please contact our Student Services team:
(530) 757-8777 or (800) 752-0881
Need to claim your badge?
Create an account or log in to your existing profile on our partner site, Credly.