IBM Digital Badge Certification Program


The Certified badge is awarded to IT professionals who have successfully completed the requirements associated with selected solutions, selected advanced/expert certifications and to individuals who have made significant contribution to the development of IBM certification exams. This badge is typically associated with the learner who has achieved and demonstrated an exceptionally high level of understanding of the topic represented by the certification.

All IBM certification credentials can be shared on linkedin (Watch Now). When a certification is eligible for a badge, that badge can also be shared on social media.




What are IBM Badges.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are our most commonly asked questions. For more information please contact our help desk at Certify@us.ibm.com

  • How do I earn a badge?

    IBM Certifications and IBM Mastery Qualifications published after January 1 2016 are associated with a badge. Once you have completed the requirements, a badge will be issued for the associated credential.

    The requirements for IBM Certifications are listed on the certification page. A listing of our certificates can be found on our website (https://www.ibm.com/certify/certs). For IBM Mastery Qualifications, the requirement is to pass a Mastery Exam. Available Mastery Exams can be found on our website (https://www.ibm.com/certify/exams) and are indicated by the M symbol.

  • Where can I get my badge?

    After completing the requirements to earn a badge, you will receive an email sent by youracclaim.com. It will contain the simple steps to unlock and obtain your badge. You can see all your badges at any time by logging into Acclaim.

  • How long before I receive my badge?

    After being awarded your IBM Certification or IBM Mastery Qualification, it can take up to 3 business days to receive your badge. If you have not received your badge within 3 days of completing the requirements, please contact certify@us.ibm.com.

  • I passed the test but I didn't get a badge?

    Double check that the exam you passed completes all the requirements required to earn a badge.

    The requirements for IBM Certifications are listed on the certification page. A listing of our certificates can be found on our website (https://www.ibm.com/certify/certs). For IBM Mastery Qualifications, the requirement is to pass a Mastery Exam. Available Mastery Exams can be found on our website (https://www.ibm.com/certify/exams) and are indicated by the M symbol.

    If that is the case, please note that badges are only issued after IBM has processed your test results and awarded any associated certification. If there is still a concern, do not hesitate and contact certify@us.ibm.com and we will happily assist.

  • What do I do with my badge?

    Promote it! Earning a badge is an accomplishment and provides an easy secure trusted way to share your qualifications. You can display a badge on social and professional networking sites, in your email signature (watch how) and with employers to verify what you have done.

  • I lost the email telling me how to accept my badge?

    No problem. If you already have an account with Acclaim you can log in at any time and see all pending and existing badges you have earned. If this is your first badge or you have never logged into Acclaim, then please send an email to certify@us.ibm.com and we will resend the email.

  • What if I don't want a badge?

    No problem. When you receive your email from youracclaim.com to unlock your badge you can ignore the email or explicitly reject the badge. The badge and any information related to it will be removed from the acclaim system if rejected.

  • Why doesn't my Certification have a badge?

    The IBM Professional Certification Program issues badges for certifications published after Jan 1, 2016

  • Who to contact for additional information or support?

    For additional support related to IBM Digital Badges earned through the IBM Professional Certification Program, contact certify@us.ibm.com

    For questions related to your Acclaim badge earner account and profile, as well as issues related to claiming your badge after receiving a notification, please go to http://support.youracclaim.com.

    For general inquiries related to the IBM Digital Badge Program, please contact badge@us.ibm.com.




PRIVACY STATEMENT


NOTICE: IBM leverages the services of Credly's Acclaim platform, a 3rd party data processor authorized by IBM and located in the United States, to assist in the administration of the IBM Digital Badge program. In order to issue you an IBM Digital Badge, your personal information (name, email address, and badge earned) will be shared with the Credly's Acclaim platform. You will receive an email notification from Acclaim with instructions for claiming the badge. Your personal information is used to issue your badge and for program reporting and operational purposes. It will be handled in a manner consistent with IBM privacy practices. The IBM Privacy Statement can be viewed here: https://www.ibm.com/privacy/us/en/. IBM employees can view the IBM Internal Privacy Statement here: https://w3.ibm.com/w3publisher/w3-privacy-notice.