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CSI's Digital Badges

 

You've Earned It, Now Show It Off!

 

The Canadian Securities Institute is excited to share our new partnership with Credly's Acclaim platform to provide you with a digital version of your hard-won credentials. We know how important an achievement it is to earn credentials and now you can share them easily, safely and effectively.

 

Our Digital Badges represent the next-gen of learning recognition for finance professionals. Each digital badge showcases the topics, learning methods, application and assessment requirements that you need to earn a badge. 

 

Create a dynamic portfolio of your ongoing achievements here!

How To Claim Your Digital Badge?

 

Once you have completed a course, earned a certification or designation:

 

  1. Log in to your MyCSI account
  2. Click on 'View my Course History' on the right side menu or the 'My Credentials' tab
  3. Click on the 'accept your badge' button, which will take you to our digital badge partner, Credly's, website
  4. Create an account on their Acclaim platform (or log in if you already have an account)
  5. Accept your badge and share

 

Stand out among the crowd by showcasing your skills and broadcasting your potential!

 

Who Will See Them?

Clients &
Prospective
Clients

Employers

Friends,
Family &
Colleagues

Your Entire
Network

What Is A Digital Badge?

 

Digital badges are portable image files that allow you to share your credentials across the web. You can post them to your email signature, personal website, social media channels—even to electronic copies of your resume. The CSI badge logos include personalized metadata, which ties your badge to the your personal achievements. That means interested parties can confirm the skills required to earn and maintain a CSI credential.

 

Here are a few examples of the digital badges we offer:

 

 

How Do Digital Badges Work?

 

CSI digital badges provide credential holders with measured value. How? Through a single click, an individual (such as a manager, human resource staff, or peer) will automatically move to an overview page that provides metadata of your qualifications and specialized skills. Details on the process to complete, earn and maintain the credential will also be available.

 

The overview page on the Acclaim platform looks like this:

 

 

Benefits Of Digital Badges

Benefits To Individuals

 

  • Validate your skills. Stand out
  • Earn recognition for your knowledge and skills
  • Increase your value to your employer or potential employer
  • Enhance your credibility as a finance professional

Benefits To Employers

 

  • Secure a competitive edge
  • Transform your talent into certified professionals
  • Provide a defined training path for employees
  • Set your staff up for success

Credible

Personalized metadata linked to the badges display your skills and personal achievements that are current and made publicly available.

Shareable

These badges can be shared across the web to LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and via email.

Practical

Publish your badges to your personal websites, email signature, all of your social channels—even on your resume.

Reliable

A link to verified data ensures that it is reliable, safe and eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential or identity.

FAQs About Digital Badges

We have partnered with Credly to translate your professional achievements into a badge, issued and managed through its Acclaim Platform. The technology it utilises is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally.

Representing your skills through a badge allows you 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 complete to earn your credential and where your capabilities now stand.

Credly is the end-to-end solution for issuing and managing digital credentials to individuals worldwide. The platform works with credible organizations to provide these credentials.

You will receive an email notification from CSI with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account on the Acclaim platform.

You can change your privacy settings through your Acclaim profile.

No. We provide this service to you at no cost.

While badges appear as digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on CSI and Credly's Acclaim Platform. 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.

You can share your badge directly from the Acclaim Platform to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook and through email. You can also embed it onto a website or in your email signature.

You can find answers to frequently asked questions here: support.youracclaim.com. If you have any questions or concerns while accessing your digital badge, email us at designations@csi.ca. You can also reach us by phone at 416.364.9130 or 1.866.866.2601 (toll-free within Canada) between 8 am and 8 pm EST.