The AICPA offers a range of services to its members, including ongoing professional development. Over 412,000 strong and hailing from over 144 countries, the AICPA ranks as the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession. The AICPA’s digital badge initiative introduced its membership to a new approach with a familiar goal: professional development and a representation of their knowledge and skills.”
As Clar Rosso, Vice President for Member Learning and Competency explained, “Digital badges allow [members] to showcase their abilities in a transparent, verified way to a far wider audience than would otherwise be possible."
See how AICPA explains digital credentials to their membership
Read more about the Credly-AICPA relationship on the Credly blog
Read a blog post by Clar Rosso, Vice President, Member Learning and Competency (and find out how digital credentials relate to meatballs!)
A long-respected authority in the testing world, Wonderlic offers a range of assessments that benefit employers and students. Beyond the famed cognitive ability test known as the Wonderlic Personnel Test used in hiring and human resources decision making (not to mention the NFL Draft Combine), Wonderlic also offers direct assessments of specific skills and competencies within competency-based learning programs. Digital credentials help its users better explain and promote competencies to prospective employers, and Wonderlic has developed several comprehensive sets of digital credentials in allied health fields. Further, Wonderlic recently introduced the “Soft Skills Training Bootcamp,” with corresponding digital badges for competencies like “Critical Thinking,” “Teamwork,” and “Professionalism.” Working with students and employers alike, Wonderlic is demonstrating that a digital badge with solid metadata describes not only what an earner knows, but verifies what he or she can do with the knowledge.
Read more how Wonderlic is working with competency-based educators to bridge the skills gap in the U.S. Workforce.
Read more about how Wonderlic digital credentials are helping students get jobs.
For more than 40 years, the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has reviewed courses and training programs offered by major corporations, associations, labor unions, and government agencies for eligibility for college credit. ACE CREDIT partnered with Credly to enable its partners to issue digital credentials through Credly, making it easier for working professionals to request academic credit for workplace training and to share evidence of their achievements online. Launch partners include Walt Disney, KFC, Jiffy Lube, Americorps and National Civilian Community Corps.
Read more about the ACE-Credly Collaboration
If you are an ACE CREDIT participant and interested in learning more, you can get started here.
What originated as a redesign of the Illinois State University (ISU) Honors Program grew to encompass a constellation of skillsets, experiences, and opportunities for students, fueled by the use of digital badges. Students are amassing badges and categorizing and curating them to best represent themselves online to potential employers, graduate schools and the world at large. Dr. Rita Bailey, former ISU provost and honors program leadership prioritized the establishment of a culture of reflection and curation and envisioned an Honors Program that would, “offer multiple pathways and ample opportunities for students to engage in meaningful curricular and co-curricular experiences—a Program supported by tools that would recognize students’ present successes and be showcased to achieve future aspirations.”
Read more about the Illinois State Honors Digital Badging Program.
Read more about Credly’s work with ISU