PCI Security Standards Council®

PCI SSC Digital Badges: an innovation in show-and-tell

What are digital badges?

How does the Badging registration work?


Badge Offerings

PCI SSC Badge FAQ's

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 does my certification get displayed as a badge?

We have partnered with Credly's Credly 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 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.

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.

Is there a fee to use Credly?

No. This is a service we provide to you, at no cost.

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.

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.

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.

Can I export badges issued through Credly to other badge-storing platforms?

Yes, you can download your badge from the Share Badge page. Your downloaded badge contains Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI) compliant metadata embedded into the image. This allows you to store your badge on other OBI-compliant badge sites, such as the Mozilla backpack.

How soon will I be issued my badge when I qualify under a participating program?

Badge issuance may be delayed for a period of up to 2-weeks. If you have not received your badge after 2 weeks please reach out to us at training@pcisecuritystandards.org

The PCI SSC Assessor listing page for applicable programs is the authoritative listing for validating an Assessors current qualifications and certifications. These programs can be found by navigating to https://www.pcissc.org and clicking on the Assessors and Solutions drop down for participant validation.

Our website uses both essential and non-essential cookies (further described in our Privacy Policy) to analyze use of our products and services. By clicking “ACCEPT” below, you are agreeing to our use of non-essential cookies to provide third parties with information about your usage and activities. If you click “DECLINE” below, we will continue to use essential cookies for the operation of the website.

Powered by Translations.com GlobalLink OneLink SoftwarePowered By OneLink