National Honor Society Digital Badging

Coming January, 2020: NHS will be 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

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..

To learn how to share your badge online, watch this helpful video from Acclaim.

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 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: At this time, we are testing out the digital badge with an early audience. If you like what you see, please drop us a line at Based on adoption and other factors, we will be rolling the feature out to more members next year.