Digital Badges

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At the Center for Professional Development, we strive to provide you with the skills needed to excel in our constantly evolving workforce, and micro-credentials and digital badges help you demonstrate your skills and competencies to employers. Showcase your accomplishment by displaying your digital badge on your website, resume, LinkedIn profile, or portfolio!  

What are Digital Badges?

Show off your achievements with a digital badge, a digital micro-credential that signifies your participation in a professional development endeavor offered through the University of Denver — a top 100 university! Each badge highlights the topic area you pursued, the institution’s name, and the college or unit providing the micro-credential. Badges provide evidence that you have obtained a certain level of mastery for a definable skillset or competency.  

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the benefits of a badge?

    Representing your skills as a badge allows you 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 micro-credential and what skills you are proficient in. Credly also offers labor market insights based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through the Credly platform.

  • How does my certification get displayed as a badge?

    The University of Denver has partnered with Credly’s digital badge platform to translate the learning outcomes you have demonstrated into a badge. The technology Credly uses is based on the Open Badge Standards (OBI) maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to digitally manage, share, and verify your competencies.

  • What is Credly?

    Credly is a digital badge platform that works with organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide. For Credly assistance, refer to the Credly Support Page.

  • How can I learn more about micro-credentials and badges at DU?

     Visit the DU Registrar’s micro-credentials and badges website for FAQs, tutorials, other DU micro-credential and badge offerings, and more.

  • What does a cannabis education badge mean?

    The Green Flower Institute (GFI) is the academic and professional membership body designed to promote the highest standards of professionalism, credibility, and equity in the cannabis industry. Our industry-approved training programs, designed and supported by leading cannabis experts, ensure that every cannabis professional achieves a fundamental, functional level of proficiency and knowledge about key sectors of the industry. The badge signifies successful completion of the training and allows hiring organizations to connect with program graduates. Learn more here.

  • Who do I contact at DU for assistance?

    For questions or help, please contact You can also refer to the Credly Support Page.