Digital Badges

digital badges

ONCC is committed to providing you with tools to help you achieve your professional goals. We understand that communicating your credentials in an ever-expanding online marketplace can be challenging. That is why we have partnered with Credly’s Acclaim platform to provide you with a digital version of your credentials. Digital badges can be used in email signatures, digital resumes, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. This digital image contains verified metadata that describes your qualifications and the process required to earn them.

Claim Your Digital Badge

Follow these steps to claim your digital badge:

Accept it. Once you pass an ONCC test, you will receive an email with instructions for claiming your digital badge.

Create an account in Acclaim. You will need to create an account on the Acclaim website to claim your digital badge.

Begin sharing. Share your digital badge by adding it to your social media accounts and email signatures.

Find a New Job (or take a look at what’s out there)

Your digital badge can help you discover new employment opportunities. After you’ve claimed your badge, click on one of the skill tags listed for your badge. For example, click on “Oncology Nursing”. An Insights page will open with a list of the top related job titles and estimated salaries. Click on any of the job titles shown for a list with links to specific positions. Note: the salary estimates are based on industry data, and may not apply to a specific position.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have partnered with Credly’s Acclaim platform to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a badge. The technology Acclaim uses is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally. 

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. Acclaim also offers labor market insights, based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through the Acclaim platform. 

Acclaim is a digital badge platform that works with credible 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. 

You can easily configure your privacy settings in Acclaim. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.

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

While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on the Acclaim 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. 

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. 

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 Acclaim. 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. 

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.   

Not at this time.

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