What is SAS Digital Badging?
SAS Global Certification is committed to providing you with the tools necessary to achieve your professional goals, and we understand that communicating your credentials in an ever-expanding online marketplace can be challenging. That is why we have partnered with Acclaim, to provide you with a digital version of your SAS credentials. Digital badges can be used in email signatures or digital résumés, 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.
What the Acclaim digital badging platform provides
- Web-enabled version of your credential that can be shared online.
- Labor market insights that connect your skills to jobs.
- Trusted method for real-time credential verification.
How it works
- When you earn a SAS credential, you will also receive an email from Acclaim inviting you to claim your badge.
- Click the link in the email.
- Create an account on the Acclaim site.
- Claim your badge and start sharing.
We hope you will take advantage of this new functionality and enjoy the convenience and professional recognition afforded by our new badging program.
If you do not receive an email from Acclaim within two weeks after being certified, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAS Digital Badging with Acclaim: FAQs
Who should I contact if there are issues with my badge?
Will retired credentials have a badge associated with them?
Only current credentials will have a badge.
Will I still have access to my existing certification logos?
Yes. SAS Global Certification still provides logos for all existing certifications through the SAS Certification Records Management System.
What is a digital badge?
Digital badges are web-enabled versions of your earned SAS credentials that you can post online to various social media platforms, such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. This digital image will contain verified metadata that describes your qualifications and the process required to earn them.
How does my credential get displayed as a badge?
We have partnered with Acclaim, a badging platform backed by Pearson, to translate the credential you have earned into a digital badge. The technology Acclaim uses is based on open badge standards defined by Mozilla and enables you to manage, share and verify your credential digitally.
Why does my badge only say "SAS Certified" and not show my credential earned?
With current naming conventions for SAS Global Certification credentials, there is not enough space to provide full names on the badges. Once you publish a badge, it will link to the appropriate credential you have earned.
What are the benefits of a digital badge?
Representing your credential as a badge gives you the ability to share online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time by colleagues and/or employers. Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of the skills needed to earn your credential.
Who is Acclaim?
Acclaim is an enterprise-class Open Badge platform. Acclaim works with credible organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals.
How will I know if I have earned a badge?
You will receive an email notification from email@example.com with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account for managing, sharing and verifying your certification.
What if I don't want my credential to be public?
All information regarding you and your credentials can be easily configured in your Acclaim account. You are in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.
Is there a fee for using Acclaim?
No. Using Acclaim to manage, share and verify your credentials is free to badge-earners.
How can you 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 Acclaim platform. The link to verified data makes the badge more reliable and secure than a traditional paper-based credential. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and associated identity.
Where and how can I share my credential through Acclaim?
Every credential and profile in Acclaim has a unique URL that can be shared from the platform to LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter – via email, embedded in a website, or on a résumé. You can also add your badge to an email signature.
What are labor market insights, and how can I access them through Acclaim?
Labor market insights contain information pulled from active requisitions across the US and are for informational purposes only. Based on your skills, learn which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges for those jobs and more. To access this information, click on any of the skill tags of badges you've earned. Acclaim is working to provide more information globally in the future.
Can my Acclaim profile include badges that have been issued to me from other platforms/companies?
Acclaim does not support uploading of badges issued by other platforms/companies.
Can I export badges issued from Acclaim to other badge-storing platforms/companies?
Not at this time. The current open badge infrastructure standards do not allow for real-time verification of our badges outside of the Acclaim platform, which is a main priority for ensuring verification. Acclaim is working with the open badge community for future solutions.
I should have been issued a badge but never received a notification email. How can I get my badge?
I have a question about the Acclaim platform. Where can I find support?
How do I share my badge?
- Log in to your Acclaim account, navigate to your profile, right-click on your badge image, and copy.
- Within your email settings, access your email signature and paste the badge image into your signature.
- Back in Acclaim, copy the badge landing page link.
- In your email signature, highlight your badge and hyperlink with the link you just copied.
Please note: Your email client may require a different process for adding an image to your signature. Please contact your email client administrator with any questions.
LinkedIn requires individuals to add information about their certification in order to share their badge to their profile. To share your badge details to your LinkedIn profile, view the detailed instructions listed within Acclaim.
Facebook and Twitter
- Click the sharing icon from Acclaim.
- Be prompted by Facebook or Twitter to connect your account – this gives Facebook and Twitter permission to share your badge from Acclaim.
- The badge (image and all) will show up in your Twitter timeline or on your Facebook profile.