View, use, and share certificates and badges

About digital certificates and badges

Microsoft Certification certificates and badges are proof that you’ve passed the exams required for certification. But more than that, they’re a symbol of real-world skills and your commitment to keeping pace with technology. On your LinkedIn profile, career-related social media posts, or embedded in your email signature, your badge is recognized as a trusted validation of your achievement.

Certification certificates can be downloaded and printed for your records (or framed on your wall so they’re visible in your next video call… and your mom might like a copy, too!)

Badge details

Badges are digital representations of your achievements consisting of an image and metadata uniquely linked to you.

Access your certificates and badges on Learn

  1. Sign into your Learn profile

  2. Click on the photo avatar and select Profile from the dropdown menu

  3. Select Certifications from the menu inside your profile.

  4. Your first two certifications will be listed in the Certifications section. (If you have more than two certifications, select “View all” under the last visible certification.)

  5. Scroll to the certification representing the badge or certificate you’d like to access and select “View certification details” below the description.

  6. Under the certification title, there are two link options: “Print certificate” and “Share.”

  7. If you’d like to share your badge or certificate, select “Share” to be taken to the Credly dashboard.

Manage Microsoft certifications and badges in Credly

Microsoft partners with Credly so you can manage, share, and verify your Microsoft Certifications. The platform provides labor market insights to help you explore job opportunities that match your skills. Through Credly and their partner Gartner TalentNeuron™, you get 24/7 access to more than 25,000 global job boards and corporate career sites.

With the Credly platform you can:

  • Download your badge image and URL to embed in a resume, website, or email signature.
  • Share your exams and certifications with your professional network.
  • Learn which employers are looking for your skills.
  • Discover how your salary relates to your skills
  • Search for new job opportunities associated with your certification and apply in just a few clicks.
  • Watch the video: Labor Market Insights to see how easy it is to discover opportunities in your market.

Claiming badges via Credly

When you earn a certification badge, Microsoft will notify you via email with a link to your badge on Credly. If you’re accessing Credly for the first time, create an account using the same email address you used to enroll in your certification exams. You’ll receive a confirmation email from Credly with one more link to complete enrollment.

Tip: You can also enroll in, and access, Credly directly from your Learn profile. See Access your certificates and badges on Learn above.

Automatically accept badges from Credly

From the Credly platform, adjust your account settings to automatically accept badges. Watch this step-by-step process in the Credly video “How do I manage and share my digital badge?” Note that while the video shows badge email notifications coming from Credly, your email notifications will come from Microsoft.

Sharing your badges from Credly

  1. Go to the Credly platform, via your Learn profile or the link in your badge claim email from Microsoft.
  2. Sign in to your Credly account.
  3. Select “Share” to go to the “Share your badge” page.
  4. To share your badge on social media (such as LinkedIn) or to embed it in your résumé, email signature, or personal website, use the one-click sharing features on this page.

Exams and certifications eligible for a badge

We issue badges for all active exams and certifications in the Microsoft Certification program with the following exceptions:

  • When passing one exam results in a certification, a badge is issued for the certification rather than the exam.
  • Badges are not available for some legacy exams and certifications. If you don’t see a badge for a legacy exam or certification in your Credly profile, we did not issue one for that exam or certification.

If you earned a badge for an exam or certification that has been retired, you can still claim your badge via Credly’s platform.

Frequently asked questions about badges

Is there a cost associated with claiming, managing, or sharing my Microsoft badge?

No. This is a free service from Microsoft.

How is my credential displayed as a Microsoft badge?

Credly’s platform uses the Open Badges standards defined by IMS Global to translate your credential into a digital image associated with metadata uniquely connected to you. This standard allows you to easily share your digital badge online in a way that can be verified by employers and others interested in your skills.

My newer badge looks different from the ones I’ve earned previously. What changed?

We updated our badge designs to unite the look and feel of badges across all of Microsoft. The new design has the same functionality as the previous design. It’s just spiffier.

What if I don’t want my Microsoft badge to be made public?

You’re in control of how and when your badge is shared. Adjust the privacy settings in your account on the Credly platform any time to make your profile and badges private. You’re not required to accept your badges and may disregard the notification emails if you don’t wish to participate.

If I have questions about my Microsoft badge, whom can I contact?

If you have any questions about the Credly platform or about how to claim your badge, reference resources in the Credly Help Center or submit a help request.

If you have questions about missing badges, visit: Certification support.

What if I earned a Microsoft badge through Certiport but have not yet received my badge?

Please contact Certiport to inquire about your missing badge.

Please note: When badge earners are missing badges from Certiport, it is often due to one of the following reasons:

  • The default language in your Certiport account is something other than English.
  • You have two accounts in Certiport’s certification system.

What happens to my badge if an exam or certification is retired?

If you earned a badge for an exam or certification that was chosen to be part of the digital badge program but was later retired, you can still accept the badge via Credly’s platform.