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Spotlight your Achievement

Welcome to a new way of managing your professional accomplishments and learning outcomes: badging, through Credly!

 

Whether you are entering the job market for the first time, moving forward in your existing profession, or making a career change, CRCC is dedicated to helping you set yourself apart by representing valuable skills unique to your experiences in a way that is sharable and verifiable.

 

So, what is a Badge?

A badge is a digital asset used to communicate a learning achievement or credential. Credly badges link to metadata that provides context and verification. They can be shared across the Internet for maximum visibility and recognition.

Badges are a standard to recognize and verify learning. A badge communicates three things without sacrificing verification or context:

  • Who did something?
  • What did they do?
  • Who says they did it?

You can share your badges with anyone you’d like, wherever you’d like: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, via email, or embedded in a website. A viewer can click on your badge and will be taken back to Credly to view all the details of your achievement.

You can also share your complete Credly profile to provide an employer with the full context of your abilities, represented by the various badges you’ve earned and manage through the Credly platform.

Digital Badges Available Through CRCC

Badges are available to active certificants in good standing and will align with each individual’s five-year certification period.

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) Badge
Certified Vocational Evaluation Specialist (CVE) Badge
Certified Rehabilitation Leader (CRL) Badge
Canadian Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CCRC) Badge

If you are a new certificant or have renewed your certification between 2018 and 2021, you will receive an email from Credly on Monday, November 29, 2021, inviting you to claim your badge(s). You will have until December 31, 2021, to claim your badge(s) for free. After December 31, you will have the ability to purchase your badge(s) for $15 per badge.

If your certification is up for renewal in 2022 or later, you will receive an invitation to accept your badge upon renewing your certification.
You will have 30 days to claim your badge(s) for free. After 30 days, your badge(s) will be available for $15 per badge.

5 Ways to Make Yourself Discoverable with your Digital Badge

1. Accept your badge! You earned a digital credential from us when you passed the exam and received an email from admin@credly.com. If you cannot find that email, write to us, and we’ll point you in the right direction.

2. When you create your account, be sure to check the box about receiving occasional news and updates. It makes your profile and achievements discoverable by employers.

3. Share your badge to social media, especially your LinkedIn profile. Looking for instructions? Check the resources here.

4. Consider sending a copy of your badge (via the email share) to any organization to which you’ve applied for a job. It’s easy for that organization to then verify your certification.

5. Make sure to customize your Credly profile. Show your face and say something about your aspirations. Look for Settings on your dashboard.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of a badge?
Representing your skills as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time. Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your credential and what you’re now capable of. Credly also offers labor market insights, based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through the Credly platform.
Who is Credly?
Credly is a digital badge platform that works with credible organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide.
Where and how can I share my badge through Credly?
You can share your badge directly from the Credly platform to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature.
How does my certification get displayed as a badge?
We have partnered with Credly’s digital badge platform to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a badge. The technology Credly uses is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally.
What is an open badge?
Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online.
How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?
You will receive an email notification from Credly (admin@credly.com) with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.
What if I don’t want my badge to be public?
You can easily configure your privacy settings in Credly. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.
What’s to keep someone else from copying my badge and using it?
While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on the Credly platform. 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.
What are labor market insights and how can I access them through Credly?
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 Credly. Access the labor market insights from your badge details page by clicking on Related Jobs, or by clicking on the skill tags assigned to your badge.