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3 April 2024
or 15 October 2024

Digital Learning over 16 weeks

Broadcast your abilities where you want, when you want.

You can now have a digital badge on completion of your The Mechanics of Mergers & Acquisitions Online course!

Powered by Credly, your IFF Digital Badge is an online version of your credentials that contains a description of your Award, Demonstrated Skills and what it took to obtain your qualification.

What are the Benefits of a Credly Digital Badge?

  • Make your achievements, a permanent, verifiable part of your LinkedIn profile.
  • Share your achievements with Facebook friends and Twitter followers.
  • Adding your badge to an email signature, resume, website and more is easy. Copy the badge URL to create a hyperlink for your image.
  • Embed your badge on a personal website or blog by copying the unique embed code.
  • Send your badge directly to a colleague, a recruiter or your employer with a customisable email.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Digital Badge?

A digital badge is a web-enabled version of a certification, or learning outcome, which can be verified online in real time. Digital badges recognise a learning or professional development achievement. Since it is digital, it can be shared across the internet for maximum visibility and recognition.

How is a badge valuable to me?

A badge allows you to easily manage, share (online), and verify your certification(s). This includes real-time authentication of your certification(s) and when you obtained it (them).

Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your certification(s), what you do to actively maintain your certification(s), and your skillset. Badges can be shared in your email signature, on your electronic résumé, and on your LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter profiles.

When do I get the Digital Badge?

Within two weeks of earning your certification, you will receive an email from Credly notifying you that Informa has issued you a badge. Click the Accept button in the email which will take you to the Credly website where you will be able to create an account and claim your badge.

If you did not receive an email from Credly within two weeks of earning your certification or need support, contact or review the FAQs.

Can I share it on my Social Media Channels?

Yes! Your badge is a digital version of your certification, skills and qualifications. It allows you to easily show your colleagues, friends or potential employers:

  • When you earned the certification
  • What key skills are associated with the certification
  • What it takes to qualify for the certification
  • The work you do to actively maintain the certification

You can share your badge on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, in an email signature or embed it on a website. And, you can share your accomplishment with anyone, anywhere — it’s up to you!

Why is IFF offering Digital Badges?

We know many people proudly list their certification(s) on their social profiles, email signatures, and other platforms, so we are providing digital badges to help you display a visual depiction of your accomplishments. In addition, a digital badge conveys other critical information, such as what it takes to earn the certification(s), key skills you’ve demonstrated, and when you earned the certification(s).

I do not want a Digital Badge, how do I opt-out?

As a certification holder opted-in to the certification registry, we are providing you the ability to claim your certification through a digital badge. If you do not want your digital badge, simply disregard the email from Credly. You also have the option to manage and/or unsubscribe from Credly emails when you receive their email invitation.

Why is IFF partnering with Credly for these badges?

Credly works with credible organizations to provide badges to individuals worldwide to promote their skills and achievements. Badges from Credly represent achievements valued by employers and will help you tell your professional story in a way that is complete and validated.