National Honor Society Digital Badging

NHS is pleased to offer digital badges to its members to proudly display online!

They can be attached to:

  • Email signatures
  • LinkedIn profile
  • Resume
  • Social media accounts
  • And more!

To view the available badges, check out our dashboard on Acclaim. Acclaim

For more information, read through our FAQ. FAQ

NHS student members must have a verified student account to claim a badge. Learn more about student accounts here!


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a digital badge?

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

Q: Why should I claim my badge?

A: Digital credentials can be carried with you throughout your professional career, and the NHS badges are a great way to start building your collection. They can be added to various platforms, including LinkedIn, for future employers to see.

To learn more about claiming and sharing your badge, watch this helpful video from Acclaim

Q: How does my badge get displayed?

A: We have partnered with Credly, an end-to-end solution for issuing and managing digital credentials, to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a badge, issued and managed through the company’s Acclaim Platform. The technology Credly uses on its Acclaim Platform is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share, and verify your competencies digitally.

Q: What are the benefits of a badge?

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 concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your credential and what you’re now capable of.

Q: How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?

A: You will receive an email notification from youracclaim.com on behalf of the National Honor Society with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.

Q: What if I don’t want my badge to be public?

A: You can easily configure your privacy settings in your student profile. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.

Q: What’s to keep someone else from copying my badge and using it?

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

Q: I’m an NHS member! How can I get my badge?

A: You just need to create an account on the NHS website and then be verified by your adviser. Check out nhs.us/studentaccount for more information on the process!

Q: How long will it take to receive my digital badge?

A: Once your account is verified by your adviser, you will receive an email notification from youracclaim.com within two weeks on behalf of the National Honor Society with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your Acclaim account.

Q: Are alumni eligible to earn badges?

A: At this time, only active student members of NHS with verified accounts are able to earn digital badges.

Q: How do I claim my badge?

A: Once your account is verified by your adviser, you will receive an email notification from youracclaim.com on behalf of the National Honor Society. Follow the instructions in that email to claim your badge. Can’t find your email? Just go to youraccaim.com and log in with the same information you use for the NHS website and you’ll be directed to complete an account on the Acclaim platform to receive your badge.