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Badge FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online.

    1. Badges help you showcase all of your skills, not just the ones you’ve been taught at school.
    2. Badges help you explain and understand your own strengths.
    3. Badges let you easily share your achievements where it matters – major platforms searched by employers and educators.
    4. Badges come with built-in proof. It’s one thing to say you’ve done something, it’s another thing to have someone endorse you.
  • We have partnered with Credly’s Acclaim platform to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a badge.  The technology Acclaim uses enables you to manage, share and verify your badges digitally.

  • Acclaim is a digital badge platform that works with organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide.

  • You will receive an email notification from Acclaim ( with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.

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

  • You can share your badge directly from the Acclaim platform to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature.

  • Currently, Pace badge courses are only online, but in the future, there will be opportunities for both in-person and hybrid courses.

  • If you’re taking a credit course for a badge and wish to drop the course, follow Pace University’s drop/add policy. To drop a non-credit badge, you can withdrawal up to the a few days before the class starts for a full refund. To withdrawal from a non-credit course, email

  • Anyone in good financial standing with Pace University can earn digital badges.  Non-credit badges typically do not require prerequisites or application to the University.  Information about applying for a credit badge can be found by contacting the issuing Academic Department.

  • Unfortunately, we do not have any scholarships for badge courses at this time.

    Non-credit badge courses are eligible for private education loans, Workforce grants from your local Workforce development office, and payment plans if the badge is over $2500.

    Pace is offering credited badge courses at reduced tuition rates. If you are attending Pace University to take a badge course or two, you will not be considered a matriculated student. As such, you will not be eligible for financial aid. If you wish to explore the option of being matriculated into the school to be eligible for Federal student aid, please contact our admissions department.