"We're overjoyed to be partnering with Credly. Through digital credentials, our community will have one more way to receive recognition for their knowledge and expertise, and be able to communicate their digital story to the world."
"Recipients of Experts Exchange digital credentials are able to trade on the value of their demonstrated expertise in a way that not only recognizes, but verifies their skills and accomplishments."
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've partnered with Credly to issue portable and secure credentials that empower you as earners by making your skills more transparent. 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.
Currently, digital badges are only available to Certified Experts. For members of Experts Exchange who are interested in obtaining digital badges of their own, stay tuned for updates on our partnership with Credly. We plan to move forward and make badges available to all users on Experts Exchange.
As of now, Credly badges are only presented to winners of five different Expert Awards (see below).
Once you have earned a badge, you will receive an email from Credly. EE will be the one issuing your badge through the Credly platform.
Follow the directions in the email from Credly. First time users will be required to create an account within Credly's platform. Return users will be asked to sign in and claim their badge.
Once you have created your Credly account, you will be able to accept your pending EE badge through your Credly dashboard. From there, you will be able to edit your badge “settings”.
Connect your social media accounts to your Credly profile! You can post the unique badge URL on social media, embed the badge on a personal website, or send via email.
Need help getting started as a digital badge earner? Download our Digital Badge Earner's Guide. The guide features support articles and videos to help you get started. We have also provided step-by-step instructions for navigating the Credly platform and managing and sharing your badges.
Gold Status Certified Experts have been thoroughly vetted for their expertise and experience in the IT industry. They are professionals in their field who have demonstrated their knowledge through consistent and quality contributions. Experts with Gold status have received one of the following Expert Awards: Fellow, MVE, Expert of the Year, or Author of the Year. These are awarded once a year to experts who have been particularly active in the community.
The Fellow title is reserved for select members who demonstrate sustained contributions, industry leadership, and outstanding performance. We will announce the experts being inducted into the Experts Exchange Fellowship during the annual Expert Awards, but unlike other awards, Fellow is a lifelong status. This title may not be given every year if there are no obvious candidates.
The Most Valuable Expert award recognizes technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community, demonstrate the core values of this platform, and go the extra mile in all aspects of their contributions. This award is based off of nominations by EE users and experts. Multiple MVEs may be awarded each year.
The Expert of the Year award recognizes an expert who helped improve Experts Exchange in the past year through high levels of contributions and participation on site. This award is given to the expert who has achieved the highest levels of participation, while maintaining quality contributions and professionalism.
This award recognizes an author who contributes a high volume of original content. Recipients of this award produce extremely valuable content that prioritizes accuracy, relevancy, and professionalism.