What is a BCI Digital Badge?

A BCI Digital Badge enables you to showcase your expertise and skills in the field of Business Continuity & Resilience. It can sometimes be challenging to demonstrate your experience to your peers, colleagues, employers, and possibly future employers. A BCI Digital Badge gives BCI Members and those who have passed the CBCI Certification Exam a trusted and secure method to display and demonstrate these achievements.

Share your achievement 

By sharing your Badge, you are helping to not only raise awareness of the important work all Business Continuity and Resilience professionals are doing across the globe, but also raising your own profile amongst your network. By sharing your Digital Badge you will also make it easier to connect with your peers in the BCI community.    

According to LinkedIn research, profiles with certifications and badges receive six times the number of profile views. 

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But what is it?

A BCI Digital Badge is a digital, graphical representation of BCI membership grades and certifications. These badges can be shared on any digital platforms, including social media, email signatures, your CV/resume, and across the internet.

A Digital Badge is clickable and will show the viewer exactly why you have received it, including the date issued, the criteria, and who has issued it.

How does it work?

  • Once your BCI Membership grade or CBCI Exam results have been confirmed, you will receive an email from our badge partner, Credly.
  • Follow the link in the email and create an account on the Credly website.
  • Claim your badge and start sharing – it is that simple!

How do I know if I’m eligible for a badge?

The BCI currently awards Digital Badges for the following achievements:

  • CBCI Qualification
  • CBCI Membership
  • Associate Member
  • Member
  • Fellow

You can find out more and register at the credly website here

What will people see from my badge?

People will see the graphical image of your badge. They can also click on the badge and it will take them to the Credly website where they will see a description of your of your achievement and the criteria it was assessed against.

Do I have to accept a Digital Badge and how long do I have to claim it?

You do not have to accept or use your Digital Badge, this will have no impact on your BCI membership of certification. The Digital Badge is available for as long as your BCI membership or certification is valid.

How will someone know the Digital Badge is authentic?

The Digital Badge is linked to the Credly website which includes verification information.

Who are Credly?

Credly is the organisation that developed and maintains the online platform that BCI uses to deliver its Digital Badge service. Credly is a globally recognised company that works with many professional associations.

How does Credly protect my information?

This is covered by Credly's privacy policy and terms of service.

Is there a cost associated with claiming and displaying my BCI Digital badge?

No. This is a service provided to you by the BCI.

How do I share my BCI Digital Badge?

It is easy to share your BCI Digital badge on social and professional media through Credly. When you accept your badge, you’ll be brought immediately into a sharing workflow that allows you to share to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, embed in a personal website, or share over email. You will need to connect and authorize your social media accounts through Credly in order to share to those sites.

Still unsure which membership type is right for you?  Get in touch!

Our membership team will get back to you with advice and guidance on your next steps.