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What is a badge?Show Answer
A badge is a digital way to represent your certification achievement. Open Badges refer specifically to badges that adhere to an open standard being led by for recognizing and validating learning.
Open Badges are secure, web-enabled credentials that contain granular, verified information employers can use to evaluate an individual''s potential.
How does my credential get displayed as a badge?Show Answer
You receive a digital badge image from our partner, Acclaim. Once you visit the Acclaim website and claim your badge, you will have the option to share this digital image that is linked back to detailed metadata on the Acclaim website.
The metadata provides detailed information about your certification.
Why did Oracle adopt digital badging?Show Answer
Representing your credential with a badge gives you the ability to broadcast your skills and tell your professional story online. It also allows you to securely represent your certification across a growing number of social media outlets and forums.
Employers, potential employers and anyone else with whom you wish to share your certification have single-click access to validated credential information.
Who is Acclaim?Show Answer
Acclaim is a product of Pearson, the world's leading learning company. Acclaim is an enterprise-class badging platform based on Mozilla's Open Badges standards to support the specialized needs of credential issuers, employers and professionals. The Acclaim platform provides a secure means of credential management and sharing that adds a layer of protection against those who may falsely claim certifications or credentials.
What if I don't want my credential to be public?Show Answer
If you don't want your credential or profile to be visible to the public, you can make them private. If you don't even want a credential in the form of a badge, you can discard it. All information regarding you and your credentials can be configured within your Acclaim account.
What's to keep someone from copying my badge and using it?Show Answer
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 traditional paper-based credential.
The unique link is associated only with your profile and your certifications.
Can I include badges on my resume or LinkedIn profile?Show Answer
Yes. Every credential and profile on Acclaim has a unique URL that can be embedded on a resume or website. Acclaim also offers seamless integration with several popular social and professional networking platforms for the display of credentials as badges.
If I hold credentials from other programs that provide badges on the Acclaim platform, will all my badges be available in the same Acclaim account? Show Answer
Yes. You can manage and share all of the badges that are issued to you through Acclaim within one Acclaim account.
How do I use the badge on my business card or other printed materials?Show Answer
Use the embed code provided through the 'Share' option for that particular badge in your Acclaim profile.
- Sign in at
- Select the badge you wish to share.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the 'Share' button.
- Select the embed code to copy and paste onto printed materials.
Who should I contact if there are issues with my badge? Show Answer
If you have issues with your badge (i.e. you don't receive a badge, you delete a badge and need to have it reissued), contact .
If you have any questions about how to navigate the Acclaim platform, visit .
How will a badge display if my certification is retired? Show Answer
Your badge will be automatically updated to reflect that the certification is retired:
- If your certification is affected by the Recertification Policy, and you have upgraded to a current version of the certification, or
- If your certification is not affected by the Recertification Policy
Your badge will be replaced with a new badge indicating that the certification is retired and you have not upgraded to a current version of certification, indicating that your credential is inactive:
- If your certification is affected by the and you have not upgraded to a current version of the certification.
Will I still have access to my existing certification logos?Show Answer
At this time, Oracle will still provide access to the existing Oracle Certification logos and will provide logos for new certifications.
I have earned a certification, but I have not received an email from Acclaim to claim my badge.Show Answer
If you have earned a certification but have not received the badge email from Acclaim, go to certview.oracle.com and check your Certification Management section. You should be able to claim your badge from there.