What is a digital badge?
A digital badge is a web-enabled version of a PMI certification, or learning outcome, which can be verified online in real time. Since it is digital, it can be shared across the internet for maximum visibility and recognition.
Why is PMI offering digital badges?
We know many people proudly list their certification(s) on their social profiles, email signatures, and other platforms, so we are providing digital badges to help you display a visual depiction of your accomplishments. In addition, a digital badge conveys other critical information, such as what it takes to earn the certification(s), key skills you’ve demonstrated, and when you earned the certification(s).
How is a badge valuable to me?
A badge allows you to easily manage, share (online), and verify your PMI certification(s). This includes real-time authentication of your certification(s) and when you obtained it (them). Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your certification(s), what you do to actively maintain your certification(s), and your skillset. Badges can be shared in your email signature, on your electronic résumé, and on your LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter profiles.
Is there a fee for this badge?
No. This is a service we provide to you, at no cost.
When will I get the badge(s) for my PMI certification(s)?
Badges will be rolled out to existing certification holders between 30 May – 23 June. Once existing certification holders receive their badge, we will begin to award badges for newly earned certifications on an ongoing basis.