Earning & Using Micro-Credentials

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Find your perfect program and enroll.

Review our offerings page or work with your advisor to find the perfect micro-credential program (or programs) to complement your field of study or professional goals.

Enrollment processes vary by program. To enroll visit the program's page to find full enrollment directions. You will also find the contact information for the program lead for any questions or concerns about the program or enrollment. If academic courses are part of the program, you will need to register for* and successfully complete each course (grade of B or better).

*Enroll in classes via the HUB Student Center, which is available in MyUB. Visit the HUB website for more information about HUB, including how-to videos. Non-UB students wishing to enroll in an open credit-bearing program will need to apply as a non-degree seeking student in order to be able to register.

Complete your program.

Once enrolled, work with the program lead(s) to complete your requirements in a timely fashion. If your requirements involve course work, be sure to work with your advisor for proper course planning, especially if you have financial aid. Upon completion of the micro-credential, the program lead will notify the Office of Micro-credentials and your badge(s) will be awarded through Credly. If your micro-credential is credit-bearing, it will be noted on your academic transcript.

Please note that courses must be successfully completed with a grade of B or better in order to count toward a micro-credential. All coursework and requirements must be completed prior to conferral. If you are registered in a micro-credential but unable to complete the program, please contact the program lead to unenroll.

Accept your digital badges.

Credly is the platform used by UB for issuing and earning digital badges. Once you complete all the requirements for your micro-credential, you will receive an email from Credly. Follow the link in the email to log in and accept your badge. 

Digital Badges Defined

A digital badge is a new type of credential that allows you to show specific skills that you have gained through learning experiences. A digital badge is clickable and houses information such as the issuing institution, the date earned, the criteria required to earn the badge and the evidence that shows that you have met the required criteria. Digital badges are dynamic credentials that you own, so you can decide how you want to use them. Digital badges can be shared on LinkedIn, added as a link on your digital resume, embedded in your e-portfolio and more.

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