Digital Credential Leader is First to be Certified to the Open Badges Standard

Digital credential pioneer Credly, which is used by thousands of organizations worldwide, has been certified as the first platform conformant with IMS Global’s Open Badges Standard, an industry specification designed to ensure interoperability of credentials issued across a broad spectrum of learning experiences. The Open Badges specification was originally developed by the Mozilla Foundation. Credly’s validated implementation of the standard reflects the company’s long-standing commitment to open badges and interoperable credentials, amid growing demand among individuals and organizations for full ownership of their data and assurance that earned achievements are truly portable across environments.

With millions of Open Badges awarded, the wide adoption of standards ensures the usability and consistency of data contained within credentials and enables their role as a currency in the modern labor market. IMS Global established its new Open Badges conformance program to help ensure a plug-and-play ecosystem for digital credentials earned across different environments. As an IMS-certified Open Badges conformant platform, Credly demonstrates its commitment to an open architecture that provides the foundation for innovation in education and workforce development.

The conformance program released by IMS is for the Open Badges Standard 1.1. Building on the original standard, the forthcoming 2.0 specification will include new endorsement functionality, enhanced data support for evidence, and greater access to digital badges across multiple languages, locations, platforms and industries. Credly has completed its development for version 2.0 and will submit for certification immediately upon the release of the 2.0 conformance program by IMS.

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