Digital Badging

Promote your designations with digital badges!

NAA has partnered with BadgeCert, a leader in digital credentialing and professional recognition, for a digital badging pilot program. The partnership allows NAA designation holders to promote their hard-earned professional achievements. The BadgeCert platform facilitates the recording, issuing, storing and sharing of digital badges to recognize, legitimize and professionalize the achievement of earning an NAA designation by facilitating digital interaction with clients, colleagues and employers.

Click here to view the public designation webpages rolling out with the digital badging program. 

Interested in participating in the digital badging pilot program? Click here to learn more or opt in! 


NAA created a custom badge icon to reflect each designation. 


When you click on your digital badge, you will be able to see and share the information about your designation.

                  


Badges will be issued to verified, active designation holders. If the active designation holder fails to renew their credential by the expiration date, the badge will appear gray with “Expired” wording.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I participate in NAA’s digital badge pilot program?

The digital badge pilot program will be available August 2019 through January 2020 on a first-come, first-served basis until the digital badge pilot inventory runs out. With a successful pilot program, digital badging will become an ongoing value-add to the designation program. To participate in the pilot program, you must:

  1. Have a current designation or have completed the requirements to earn a designation
  2. Pay the renewal fee for your designation (for current designation holders)
  3. Complete the required 24 hours of continuing education in the past three years (for current designation holders)
  4. Opt-in to participate in the pilot program and receive a digital badge
  5. Share your digital badge on social networks, resumes, email signatures or websites, etc.
  6. Complete a feedback survey sent to you by the NAA
Click here to opt in to the pilot program. 

What is a digital badge?

Digital badges are web-enabled representations of your NAA achievements. Your digital badge is made of an image and metadata uniquely linked to you. This ensures that only you can take credit for your achievement.

You can share your digital badge to popular online social media and professional platforms, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. It can also be embedded in a résumé, your personal website, or your email signature. Anyone who views your badge can select it to learn more about your achievement and to verify its authenticity.

How can I access my digital badge?

Once a digital badge has been issued to you, you will receive an email from naa@badges.auctioneers.org with a link to your digital badge and information on how to utilize it.

Alternatively, once a digital badge has been issued to you, you may visit badgecert.com and login. Click "Forgot Password" and you will receive an email with a temporary link to update your password. Once logged in, you can manage and share your digital badges. If the temporary link does not appear, your email program is stripping the link. Try using an alternative method to view your email.

How can I share my digital badge?

Your digital badge can be shared via social networking sites, email, and on your website. You can share your digital badge directly from the link in the email you received when you were issued your badge, or you may create a BadgeCert account.

In order to accept and share your digital badge, login to badgecert.com/login with the credentials provided in the welcome email you received. If you have forgotten your password or may not have received the welcome email, BadgeCert will send you a temporary one which can be updated.

To create a BadgeCert account or receive a temporary password to update your personal details and share your digital badge on other social networks, please:

  1. Go to the login page
  2. Select Log In from the top menu
  3. Reset your password using the "Forgot Password" link and your National Auctioneers Association profile email address.

For more information about digital badges and how to share your badge, visit badgecert.com/sharing

What are the benefits?

Because most industries evolve so quickly, it is vital that professionals continually hone their skills in order to stay competitive. You’ve demonstrated this mastery partly through your NAA achievements!

  • Your NAA digital badge is included with your annual renewal fees and provides a way for you to effectively convey your verified knowledge and expertise to employers, colleagues and recruiters—upon completion of designation programs and requirements.
  • Traditional forms of professional recognition, namely paper certificates, are no longer the best way to communicate the nature of earned achievements, nor can they be readily verified or shared online.
  • Digital credentials, often called badges, act as a means to reliably recognize professional achievements such as designations and continuing education experiences.
  • A digital badge allows earners to have 24/7 access to a verifiable and current record of their accomplishment that they can share with whomever they choose on social networks, resumes, e-mail signatures and websites.

Will I still receive a certificate and lapel pin?

Yes! You can access your certificate at any time through your digital badge in your BadgeCert account. Simply click on your digital badge to open the badge details. Then click the “certificate” or “wallet” links to download the files to save and print as you see fit.

Certificate

Wallet Card
   









To receive a lapel pin for your designation, complete the order form , also located at the link within the email you received when you were issued your digital badge. There is no additional cost to receive your lapel pin.

Do I register for BadgeCert?

You can only login to BadgeCert if NAA has issued you a digital badge. Visit badgecert.com and login. Click "Forgot Password" and you will receive an email with a temporary link to update your password. Once logged in, you can manage and share your digital badges. If the temporary link does not appear, your email program is stripping the link. Try using an alternative method to view your email.

Visit badgecert.com/sharing for information on sharing the digital badges. If your email address does NOT work, try another one such as work or personal. Otherwise, NAA may not have issued you a digital badge and you should contact them directly at education@auctioneers.org.

How do I update my BadgeCert password?

Visit badgecert.com and login. Click "Forgot Password" and you will receive an email with a temporary link to update your password. Once logged in, you can manage and share your digital badges. If the temporary link does not appear, your email program is stripping the link. Try using an alternative method to view your email. You can only update your password if you have been issued a digital badge by NAA. You cannot create your own badges.

BadgeCert login account locked?

Your account was locked because of 10 unsuccessful attempts to login. Please contact BadgeCert to unlock your account. Once the account is unlocked, please click 'Forgot Password' link to reset your password.

You wish to change your name or email address, including married name?

The request for earner name changes needs to come to BadgeCert from NAA. Please contact education@auctioneers.org to update your name. You can add an alternate email address by logging into BadgeCert and clicking to "Edit Profile" and adding additional email addresses.

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