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Bundle Your Courses to Earn Badges

What is a digital badge?

A digital badge is a way for you to demonstrate your expertise in an area of study.  You can add them to your social media profiles and online resume to let current and future employers, colleagues, members of your profession and your friends know your achievements and abilities. 

This is the best way to let the people who count know your level of professionalism and skill.  In a highly competitive job market, a badge showcases your achievements and tells relevant people in your industry that you have stayed competitive and have the essential skills needed to take you career to the next level.


How does it work?

All intensive courses in our Career Skills Development Series / Professional Skills Series taken after March 1, 2021 are eligible for one or more badges. Each badge represents a core skill area in the workplace.

To receive a badge, all you need to do is successfully complete three eligible courses. 

Several courses are eligible for two different badges, so you can receive two badges by completing just 4 or 5 courses, if you take courses that apply towards two badges.  


What badges are available and how do I earn them?

There are three badges you can earn.

Essential Workplace Skills badgeEssential Workplace Skills

Gain essential workplace skills and use this digital badge to demonstrate your skills to current or future employers and colleagues in your industry. These intensive 20-hour courses give you a variety of essential skills that employers look for in the 21st Century workplace.

Eligible courses are:

* This course is eligible for more than one badge
For a full list of courses and current schedule, visit the Career Skills Development Series page


Workplace Communication Skills BadgeWorkplace Communication Skills

Develop vital skills you need to communicate effectively internally and externally in the global workplace.

Eligible courses are:

* This course is eligible for more than one badge
For a full list of courses and current schedule, visit the Career Skills Development Series page


Psychology for the Global Workplace Badge Psychology for the Global Workplace

Study practical applications of psychology that will help improve your ability to navigate the modern workplace. Whether you are working with young children, building your own business or interacting with colleagues, these insights and practical skills will help make you more effective.

Eligible courses are:

* This course is eligible for more than one badge
For a full list of courses and current schedule, visit the Career Skills Development Series page


How do I collect my badge?

When you complete three eligible courses, your badge will be available to you through the Credly platform. We will email you the Credly information, which allows you to create an account, accept the badge, and then can include it in on your LinkedIn page, other social media, or in any communication where you’d like others to be aware of your achievement.

When they click on the digital badge, anyone can see the skills and competencies that you demonstrated in order to receive the badge.  You can click even deeper and discover active job listings right now that require the skills need to earn the badge.


To register for a course to start to earn a badge, view our Career Skills Development Series