Digital Badges

CSI is proud to launch digital credentials issued to all recipients of the CDT®, CCCA, CCS and CCPR certifications. These well-established and well-known industry designations will gain enhanced visibility within and beyond our industry through verified digital distribution. Certificants can accept, display and share their credential through email, social media (LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook accounts) and on their professional signature lines. The Construction Specifications Institute is proud to recognize learning and enhance the verification of our credentialing programs in this innovative method.

There is no fee for this service and acceptance of your badges is entirely up to you.

 

What is Digital Badging? 

We are 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 established a program to provide you with a digital version of your credentials. Digital badges can be used in email signatures or 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.  

 

What are the benefits of a CSI Digital Badge?

  • A web-enabled version of your credentials that can be shared online
  • A more efficient way of sharing your certification accomplishments via to social media platforms
  • Labor market insights that relate your skills to jobs
  • A trusted method for real-time credential verification

 

How to claim your badge

Current certification holders will receive an email* inviting you to accept your badge

  • Click the link in the email
  • Create an account on the badge site
  • Accept your badge and start sharing

If you didn’t receive the email, go directly to youracclaim.com and create an account using the same email you use for your CSI account. Once logged in, you can accept your badge(s).


Have questions? Contact certification@csinet.org.

We hope you take advantage of this new feature and enjoy the convenience and professional recognition afforded by the CSI digital badge program.

Digital Badge FAQs

Q: What is a digital badge? 

A: Digital badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online.  

Q: What are the benefits of a badge? 

A: 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. The program also offers labor market insights, based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through the digital badge platform.  

Q: How will I know if I’ve earned a badge? 

A: You will receive an email notification with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.  

Q: What if I don’t want my badge to be public? 

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

Q: Is there a fee to use the digital badges? 

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

Q: What’s to keep someone else from copying my badge and using it? 

A: While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to their own metadata. 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.  

Q: Where and how can I share my badge?

A: You can share your badge directly to LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature. Here are some resources to show you how:

How to share your badges via social media (article)
How to add your badge to your LinkedIn profile (article)
How to add your badge to your LinkedIn profile (video)
How to display your badge in an email signature (article)
How to display your badge in an email signature (Outlook video)
How to display your badge in an email signature (Gmail video)
How to print your badge (article)

Q: What are labor market insights and how can I access them? 

A: 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. 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.  

Q: Can I export CSI badges to other badge-storing platforms? 

A: 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 back pack.  

Q: Can I import badges issued from other platforms into CSI’s platform? 

A: Not at this time.  

Q: I have a question about the CSI Digital Badge platform. Where can I find support? 

A: You can find answers to frequently asked questions here: support.youracclaim.com 

 

CSI Digital Badging is hosted by our partner, Acclaim. Emails may come from admin@youracclaim.com. Those who hold multiple certifications will receive an email for each one (but you may accept your badges all at once). 

Badges and Certification


CDT_badge.jpgThe earner of the Construction Documents Technologist (CDT®
certification is recognized for enhancing and demonstrating knowledge of writing, interpreting, enforcing, and managing 
construction documents. 

CCCA_badge.jpgThe earner of the Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) certification demonstrates a high level of knowledge for developing, administering, and enforcing construction documentation. 

CCPR_badge.jpg

The earner of the Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR) has demonstrated an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved in the project, all phases of the construction documentation, and his role in each phase.

 
CCS_badge.jpg

The earner of the Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) is a skilled product researcher who knows how to investigate and identify cost-effective, efficient solutions, and then communicate those solutions through the specifications.