MBA's Digital Badge Program by Credly

We are committed to providing you with the tools necessary to achieve your professional goals and we understand that communicating your credentials in an ever-expanding online marketplace can be challenging. That is why we have partnered with Credly's platform to provide you with a digital version of your credentials. Digital badges can be used in email signatures or digital resumes and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. This digital image contains verified metadata that describes your qualifications and the process required to earn them.

How it Works

Once you earn your badge, you will receive an email from notifying you to claim it at our partner's website.

  1. Click the link in that email
  2. Create an account on the Credly site
  3. Claim your badge
  4. Start sharing

Badges are currently available for MAA members and those enrolled in the Residential Underwriter Certificate and Designation and Mortgage Compliance Professional Certificate and Designation programs. Take a look at our step-by-step guide for acquiring and sharing your badge here.

Share Your Badge

You can share your badge directly from the Credly platform to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature. 


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A: Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online. 

A: We have partnered with Credly to translate the learning outcomes you've demonstrated into a badge, issued and managed through the company's platform. The technology Credly uses on its platform is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally. 

A: MBA currently offers badges for MAA members and those enrolled in the Residential Underwriter Certificate and Designation and Mortgage Compliance Professional Certificate and Designation programs. As the program evolves, we plan to add more badges from our MBA Education's Certification and Designation program as well as other MBA programs.

A: Representing your skills as a badge gives you a way 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 do to earn your credential and what you're now capable of. Credly's platform also offers labor market insights, based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through the platform. 

A: Credly is the end-to-end solution for issuing and managing digital credentials. Credly works with credible organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide. 

A: You will receive an email notification from Credly ( with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account. 

A: You can easily configure your privacy settings in the Credly platform. You're in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.

A: No. This is a service we provide to you, at no cost. 

A: While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on Credly's 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. 

A: Labor market insights are pulled from live job requisitions. Based on your skills you can learn which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges and more. Search active job listings and even apply for them with just a few clicks through the platform. Access the labor market insights from your badge details page by clicking on Related Jobs, or by clicking on the skill tags assigned to your badge. 

A: Yes, you can download your badge from the Share Badge page. Your downloaded badge contains Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI) compliant metadata embedded into the image. This allows you to store your badge on other OBI-compliant badge sites, such as the Mozilla backpack.   

A: Not at this time. 

A: You can find answers to frequently asked questions here:

Contact Us

Visit for information on obtaining your badge.

For information on achieving an MBA Education certification or designation email us at For information on joining MAA email us at