Digital Credentials

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What is a digital credential?

It is a digital symbol of your BICSI credential. It can be shared and verified online in an easy and secure way. The digital credential is proof you have achieved a BICSI design or installation credential. It links to metadata that provides context of what it takes to earn and maintain your credential as well as labor market statistics and job openings related to your BICSI credential(s).

What are the benefits of a digital credential?

  • Secure verification adds credibility to your BICSI credential and proves your skills and accomplishment.
  • Promotes and amplifies your credential by showcasing it over the internet.
    (Professional profiles, email signature lines, on social media.)
  • Easily shows that you've been certified to employers and colleagues.
  • Embed in bid documents to easily manage, share and verify your credential(s).
  • Current labor market insights connect your skills with active job opportunities.
  • Access recommended pathways available only to digital credential earners.


Our digital credential program is designed to further validate our credential holders and differentiate your skills, providing you with another tool to tell your professional story. Let's get started.

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 Benefits of a BICSI Digital Credential



How to claim your BICSI digital credential:


 

STEP 1

You will receive an email from admin@credly.com. Check your spam folder.



STEP 2

Watch the step-by-step video on how to accept your digital credential. 

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 Managing Your Digital Credential



STEP 3

Click the button in the email from admin@credly.com to accept your digital credential.

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STEP 4

Watch the step-by-step tutorial videos on how to share your digital credential.

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 Adding Your Credential to Outlook


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Sharing Your Digital Credential to LinkedIn

 

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Adding Your Digital Credential to Gmail

Embed Your Digital Credential in Bid Documents!

Simply copy and paste your digital badge photo into your AutoCAD software and use the hyperlink function to make the badge link to the Credly verification page! You can also link your regular credential stamp to the Credly verification page if you prefer.
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STEP 5

Share your digital credential.



Digital Credential FAQ

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is a BICSI digital credential?
    It is a digital symbol of your BICSI credential. It can be shared and verified online in an easy and secure way. The digital credential is proof you have achieved a BICSI Design and/or Installation credential(s). It links to metadata that provides context of what it takes to earn and maintain your credential as well as labor market statistics and job openings related to your BICSI credential(s).

    What are the benefits of a BICSI digital credential?

    • Secure verification adds credibility to your BICSI credential and proves your skills and accomplishment.
    • Promotes and amplifies your credential by showcasing it over the internet.
      (Professional profiles, email signature lines, on social media.)
    • Easily shows that you've been certified to employers and colleagues.
    • Embed in bid documents to easily manage, share and verify your credential.
    • Current labor market insights connect your skills with active job opportunities.
    • Access recommended pathways available only to digital credential earners.

     
    How does my BICSI digital credential get displayed?

    BICSI has partnered with Credly to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a digital credential, issued and managed through the Credly Platform. The technology Credly uses is based on the Open Badge Standard. This enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies in email signatures, on social media networks such as LinkedIn, and also on company or personal websites.

    How will I know if I’ve earned a digital credential?
    Once you have successfully passed the BICSI credential exam, you will receive an email notification from Credly (admin@credly.com) with instructions for claiming your digital credential and setting up your account.

    Will I have to create my own account on Credly to claim my digital credential?
    Yes, first time digital credential recipients will be required to create an account within Credly’s Platform. You will be asked to complete the form and accept the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Once you have completed the initial set up process (should take less than 5 minutes) on the Credly Platform, you will be able receive and utilize the digital credentials you have earned.

    What if I don’t want my digital credential to be public?
    You can easily configure your privacy settings in the Credly Platform. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.

    Is there a fee to use the Platform?
    No. This is a service BICSI provides at no charge to digital credential earners.

    What’s to keep someone else from copying my digital credential and using it?
    While digital credentials are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data showing that the digital credential is active and in good standing. 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 digital credential?
    You can share your digital credential directly from the Platform to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website; or in your email signature. 

    LinkedIn provides permissions in three levels. While they will never like or comment on content, that level of access is required in order to provide the other sharing services they offer, like posting digital credentials.

    What are labor market insights and how can I access them through the Credly Platform?
    Labor market insights are pulled from live job requisitions. Based on your skills you can learn which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges and more. Search active job listings and even apply for them with just a few clicks through the Credly Platform. Access the labor market insights from your digital credential details page by clicking on Related Jobs, or by clicking on the skill tags assigned to your credential.

    Can I export digital credentials issued through the Credly Platform to other digital credential-storing platforms?
    Yes, you can download your digital credential from the Share Badge page. Your downloaded digital credential contains Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI) compliant metadata embedded into the image. This allows you to store your digital credential on other OBI-compliant digital credential sites, such as the Mozilla backpack.