How Do I Claim My Badge After Certification?

Updated Mar 8, 2024

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I successfully passed one of the NI certification exams. A week later, I received an email saying that I should accept my badge. What does it mean, and how can I do it?


A badge is a digital credential issued to you by NI in recognition of your accomplishments, such as passing an assessment, exam, or audit. You can link a badge image file to your unique, verified data, making badges more secure than a paper-based certificate and eliminating the possibility of anyone claiming your credential. NI uses CREDLY, a Pearson VUE company, to deliver and manage the digital badges.

When you complete the learning assessment, it will immediately let you know if you passed or failed. If you pass, you'll receive a notification email with your digital credential. This email may come within a few minutes of passing, but it can take a couple hours. If you have not received your notification email within 24 hours of passing the assessment, email

You will also receive an email notification from CREDLY with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your CREDLY account.

If you haven't received your badge notification email, follow the next steps:
  1. First, check the SPAM or security folders within your email account.
    Please note that badges are issued to the email address that NI has on file in our Certification Database or that you used when creating your user profile.
  2. If no email is found:
    1. If you have an existing CREDLY account, you can log in and view your badge. Check your account settings. You may have turned off the notifications for badge issuance.
    2. If you have not yet created a CREDLY account, visit Create Account - Credly to create an account with the email address associated with your NI account. Once you’ve confirmed this email address, you can log in and view your badge.
  3. After your CREDLY account is created, you can add additional email accounts.
  4. If you do not see a badge issued to you within your CREDLY account, please contact Credly, Inc. directly for further assistance.