Resources for Earners

Below are some resources to share with your earners to help them use and manage the digital badges you have issued them.

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Credly - Issuing Email 1 (Help to Accept Badges)

Use this email template to contact earners when you have issued them with a new badge using Credly.


Credly - Issuing Email 2 (Help to Share Badges)

Use this email template to follow up with earners a few days after email 1, to help earners know what they can do with their new badge.


Accept first badge on Credly

Check out this short how-to video for accepting your first badge using Credly.

Go to YouTube

Add badge to LinkedIn using Credly

This short how-to video shows how to add your digital badges to LinkedIn by connecting your Credly account.

Go to YouTube

If you are unable or do not wish to connect your Credly and LinkedIn accounts, you can still share your badges to the ‘Licenses and Certifications’ section of your LinkedIn profile by doing this manually. Please see this written step-by-step guide to take you through the process.

See the guide

Add badge to email signature

Show off your digital badges by adding them to your email signature!

See the guide

Add badge to CV

Show off your digital badges to potential employers by adding to your CV!

See the guide

Print badge issued via Credly

Printing your verified badge via Credly displays your name, the date you were issued with the badge, and the badge title, visual, and description.

See the guide

Merge accounts on Credly

If you have multiple accounts on Credly and have a need to merge all of your accounts together under one email address and password – for example you have been issued badges on your school email address but would like to continue using Credly with your personal email address – please see this guide and video from Credly.

Go to Credly

Offline Badge Certificate Templates

Digital badges must be issued directly to an email address belonging to the earner. When issuing via Credly, this requires an earner to be 13+ years old, or 11 – 12 years old with written parental consent. Users of the Navigatr app must be 13+.

We do not support the practice of issuing badges to an email address that does not belong to the earner, e.g. issuing to a parent, guardian or family member.

We want to ensure that no one is excluded from receiving recognition for their achievements, so if you are delivering activity to individuals that have fulfilled the earning criteria to be issued with one of your badges, but they:

  • Cannot access an email address of their own.
  • Cannot access the internet.
  • Are aged under 13 and cannot be issued to directly via Navigatr.
  • Are aged 11 – 12 and do not have parental consent to be issued to directly via Credly.
  • Are under the age of 11.

These badge certificate templates are here to help!

Click a button below to download a template for the appropriate layer of the Badge Standard, and fill with all the information on your badge including the visual, description, skills tags and earning criteria.

Add the earner’s name, print it out for them, or send to a parent or guardian.

You are welcome to change any colours or fonts to match with your own branding, but please ensure that the Badge Nation logo and Badge Standard text remains the same as the template.

Remember to keep a record of the number of earners you send these certificates to, so you can combine with your analytics reports.

Engage layer template

Participate layer template

Demonstrate layer template

Lead layer template