Digital Badges

The LPI launched its digital badging programme in November 2016, offering members, accredited organisations, certificate holders, and award winners a verifiable and sharable recognition of their professional achievements.

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 Competency Areas


LPI Accreditation
Demonstrate your business value to external and/or internal stakeholders; your commitment to professionalism and best practice. There are 4 programmes to choose from: Learning Provider, Department, Technologies and Facility.

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LPI Certifications
Expand your career opportunities or enter new areas of practice with LPI certification. Each programme is developed by learning industry experts to build critical competencies in specialised topics.

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LPI Membership
Share your status as a recognised and acknowledged expert within the learning and performance community. Demonstrate that you continuously seek to maintain high professional standards.
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Learning Awards

Celebrate your achievement at the annual Learning Awards; a recognition of the highest standards of performance and innovation in Learning and Development.

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 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Whether you are considering an LPI programme that offers a digital badge, have already earned your first badge or are supporting staff who have earned digital badges, these answers to frequently asked questions will help you navigate the LPI’s digital badge programme.


What is a digital badge?
A digital badge is a validated, standardised graphical representation of knowledge and skills that can be earned by undertaking various learning activities. Each digital badge has a unique URL that badge holders can share via social media and email, and embed on a website page.
What is the benefit of having a digital badge?
A digital badge helps individuals gain recognition for significant professional development by allowing them to easily and share their achievements. Prospective clients and employers are able to quickly verify a digital badge holder’s competencies and skills. The digital badge also provides greater credibility and visually declares an individuals commitment to professional development. According to a recent LinkedIn study, LinkedIn profiles with certifications and badges are viewed six times more often.
What happens once I complete a certificate or programme that offers a digital badge?
Within 10 business days, you will receive an email from alerts@credly.com with instructions and a link to accept your badge.
How do I accept my badge?
You will receive an email from alerts@credly.com with an invitation to Save and Share your badge. Follow the Save and Share link to log in to the Credly site and accept your badge. If you do not have a Credly login, you can use your email address, Facebook or LinkedIn to create your free Credly.com account. Instructions are also available at support.credly.com: support.credly.com/knowledgebase/articles/150860-how-do-i-accept-credit-i-earn 
Do I have to accept the digital badge if I complete and LPI certificate program that offers one?
You do not have to claim the digital badge, however digital badges are becoming the standard for recognising and publicising professional development. 
How long do I have to accept a digital badge that I have earned?
There is no time limit to accept the digital badge; however, please refer to the below question, “Will my certificate badge ever expire?” 
Will my digital badge ever expire?
This will depend on the badge. For TPMA Certification, your badge is valid for 3 years from date of issue; for the rest of the certifications there is no expiration date. For Membership and Accreditation, this validity period will be 1 year from date of issue and a new badge will be issued with any subsequent renewals.

What happens if my digital badge expires?
Your inactive digital badge will still be listed on your Credly.com account with the expiration date displayed. The LPI may remove the digital badge from your profile if it has has been expired for more a year. 
How do I share my digital badge?
From the “Earned” tab on the LPI Credly site, you can elect to share badges anywhere on the web—a personal blog, a social network such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Mozilla Open Badges, company website or an online CV. You can also access these instructions with screenshots at support.credly.com:support.credly.com/knowledgebase/articles/150861-how-do-i-share-earned-credit-on-social-networks 
How do I add my badge to my email signature?
 You will need an email client that allows for HTML in the signature field. Gmail allows it, as does Outlook. You will find detailed steps here in the following link: http://support.credly.com/knowledgebase/articles/920145-how-to-put-your-badge-in-an-email-signature
How will someone know my digital badge is authentic?

Your digital badge is linked to your profile on the LPI Credly site. Each certificate and profile has a unique URL that will display your badge information if you choose to share it on a social network profile or website or in your email signature.
Who is Credly?

Credly empowers the recognition of lifelong achievement by offering one of the leading platforms for verifying, sharing and managing digital badges and credentials.
How does Credly protect my information?
In order to accept your badge, you are required to share your name and email address with Credly, however you are in control of everything you share and make visible to other users. You can read more about Credly’s privacy policy atcredly.com.privacy.
If I have digital badges that aren't from the LPI, is there a way to consolidate them into one place?
Yes, digital badges issued and received on Credly.com are fully compliant with the Mozilla Open Badges standard. All Credly account holders can send their badges to the Mozilla Open Badge Backpack and import badges earned elsewhere into their Credly profile. 
Can someone copy or steal my badge?
No, your digital badge is awarded to the name and email address you used to complete your programme. If someone were to copy the badge, it would be unverified and invalid. If you encounter any individual who appears to be misusing an LPI digital badge image or unique URL, please contact us at info@thelpi.org
Will I still receive a paper certificate?
Yes, we will still issue paper certificates for membership unless you tell us that you no longer require the hard copy.

 

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