What are digital badges?

Digital badges are a modern, digital form of recognition and certification. They are secure, verifiable, and easily shareable online.

What are the benefits of displaying your digital badge?

Displaying your digital badge offers tangible proof of your professional expertise and educational accomplishments. It enhances your digital presence, facilitating potential networking and career opportunities. Individuals who display relevant badges may have a competitive advantage in job searches or when applying for educational programs, as they demonstrate a commitment to ongoing learning and professional development.

What platform is CBV Institute using?

We are using the Accredible platform, an industry leader that works with reputable brands such as Google, MIT, Cisco, and Slack.

Who is eligible for a digital badge?

Digital badges are distributed to CBVs and Registered Students in the CBV Program of Studies, under the following conditions:


The CBV designation digital badge is distributed to individuals who have been admitted to CBV Institute membership and are in good standing.

Registered Students

Starting with the completion of the Winter 2024 Term, Registered Students will receive a digital badge for each course they complete in the CBV Program of Studies. Badges are distributed after an individual receives a passing grade on the course.

Individuals who receive an exemption from a course will not be entitled to receive the badge for that course.

What happens to my course badges I earned as a Registered Student once I attain the CBV designation?

Upon the attainment of the CBV designation, your individual course badges you received as a Registered Student will be removed from the Accredible system, and you will receive the CBV designation badge.

If you shared course badges to LinkedIn, due to LinkedIn’s API restrictions, these course badges will remain on your profile unless you remove them. However, if someone clicks on them, the badge’s authenticity can not be verified.

What language options are available for the badges?

CBV Institute’s focus is on promoting a consistent and unified representation of the CBV designation. Consequently, the badges are exclusively available with the ‘CBV’ annotation. While we acknowledge the preference for the French designation ‘EEE’ among some of our members, this approach is aligned with our objective to establish a uniform professional identity in the marketplace. We appreciate your understanding in this regard.

How do I access my digital badge?

Upon the issuance of your badge, you will receive an email from info@cbvinstitute.com with a link to your digital badge. Follow the link to access your badge.

How do I download my digital badge?

To download your digital badge:

  1. Click on your badge URL and go to the Credential View of your badge. This is the image in the view shown below.
  2. Click on the ‘Badge’ button at the bottom of the credential window to download a PNG file of your badge.

How can I share my digital badge?

  • Via Unique URL: Your badge comes with a unique URL that can be shared on social media, websites, digital resumes, and email signatures.
  • On Social Media: Use integrated social media widgets on your credential view (see the dark blue box below on the right side of the screen) to share directly to platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
  • On LinkedIn: You can create a post about your credential or add it to your LinkedIn profile under ‘Licenses and Certifications’.

Are there any guidelines that govern the usage of the CBV designation digital badge?

CBV Institute’s designation digital badge is a visual symbol of the CBV designation. The badge is recognizable by employers, colleagues, and clients due to its distinctive resemblance of CBV Institute’s trademarked logo. CBVs should use this mark as a seal of quality, integrity and pride.

Here are some further points to keep in mind:

  • Badge holders may scale the badge for size should they need to shrink or enlarge the badge, but the badge may not be altered or modified in any other way. This includes stretching, compressing, cropping, or any other actions that will affect the visual appearance of the badge.
  • In all instances of use, the digital badge should be placed in close proximity to the CBV’s name. However, the digital badge should maintain enough clearance such that it is not connected to or a part of the CBV’s personalization or degree.
  • The digital badge can be used to identify a group of individuals (for instance, on a website); however, each individual listed or associated the badge must be a CBV in good standing.
  • Digital badges appearing on a work product must be placed near the name of the issuing CBV. If the work product has multiple issuers and not all are CBVs, the badge must be positioned such that it clearly indicates the CBV to which it refers.
  • The digital badge must not be used as part of a company name or logo.
  • The digital badge shall not be confused with a company logo or placed in such close proximity to a company name or logo so as to give the reader the idea that the digital badge certifies the company.

What personal data is shared with Accredible?

In order to distribute the badge, CBV Institute must share your first name, last name, and email with the vendor. The data shared with Accredible will be stored on their EU servers, which must comply with some of the strictest data laws in the world, the GDPR. More information on Accredible’s data security and privacy policy can be found here.

I don’t want my information shared with Accredible. What should I do?

To provide you with a digital badge, we need to share the aforementioned information with the vendor. Should you not wish to share your information and receive a digital badge, please reach out to kevin.floether@cbvinstitute.com, indicating your name, email, and that you do not wish to share your data with Accredible.

More questions?
Should you have further questions, please refer to Accredible’s FAQ page, or contact kevin.floether@cbvinstitute.com.

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