Showcase your Expertise with Digital Badges
NOTICE: As a reminder, NAMSS is no longer mailing printed paper certificates. Digital badges and a PDF certificate are available via Credly for new and renewal certificants.
NAMSS is committed to providing you with the latest tools available to help you achieve your professional goals. Communicating and sharing your accomplishments is more important now than ever before in our digital-forward world. NAMSS is proud to offer digital badges for CPCS® and CPMSM® certificatns, NAMSS Fellows, Hall of Fame, and Leadership Certificates. Embrace the future of the profession and stay current with evolving technological advancements on your journey to becoming Tomorrow's MSP®.
Digital badges are extremely versatile and can be shared nearly everywhere — in your email signature, digital resumes, social media profiles, and more! Our digital badges are verified by certified third parties and accurately represent your earned achievements and recognizes the NCCA accredited process required to earn them. Digital badges can be printed as physical certificates of recognition as well.
Not only do these digital badges serve as a mark of excellence, they also give MSPs access to new resources to expand your professional network, and develop your career. We’ve partnered with Credly, the leading digital badge platform, to provide MSPs with a digital version of NAMSS’ credentials and recognitions, and resources to help you take the next step to becoming Tomorrow’s MSP.
Please review our Frequently Asked Questions guide below to learn more. Still have questions? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for all additional questions and concerns.
Q: What is a digital badge?
A: Digital badges are a paperless way to showcase your NAMSS achievements. The Certification Commission of NAMSS issues CPCS® and CPMSM® certification badges that can easily be shared online and printed as physical certificates of recognition. NAMSS also offers digital badges to show off your attainment of the NAMSS Leadership Certificate and recognition of NAMSS Fellows and Hall of Fame awardees.
Q: What are the benefits of a digital badge?
A: Representing your skills via a digital badge gives you an easy way to share your abilities online via a simple, trusted method that can be verified in real-time. You also can provide others a physical copy of your digital badge whenever you need it- printed at home. These badges provide employers and fellow MSPs concrete evidence of your skillset and credentials and what you’re capable of. Credly also offers labor market insights, based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through the Credly platform.
Q: What if I still want a paper certificate?
A: While NAMSS is no longer mailing paper printed certificates, you can download a certficate directly through the Credly platform. After you claim your badge through Credly’s platform, you’ll be able to download a print-quality PDF of your certificate for you to print at your own convenience. Click here for a step-by-step guide.
You may also order a printed, framed certificate from our partner Framing Success to hang in your home or office and share with your professional networks in addition to your digital badges.
Q: Who is Credly?
A: Credly is a digital badge platform that works with credible organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide.
Q: How do I receive a digital badge?
A: You will receive an email notification from Credly (email@example.com) with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account. All new CPCS® and CPMSM® certifications will be issued a digital badge approximately two weeks after receiving a passing exam result. Successfully renewed CPCS® and CPMSM® certifications will receive updated badges by the end of the calendar year of their renewal deadline. Leadership Certificate awardees will be issued a digital badge approximately two weeks after completing all program requirements. NAMSS Fellows and Hall of Fame awardees will be issued the digital badge in conjunction with their recognition at the NAMSS Educational Conference and Exhibition.
Q: Where and how can i share my digital badge?
A: You can share your badge directly from the Credly platform to your LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook profiles; over email; add it to a website or in your email signature.
Watch this video for an overview of digital badge management with Credly.
Q: Is there a fee to use Credly?
A: No. This is a service we provide to you, at no cost.
Q: What if I don't want my digital badge to be public?
A: You can easily configure your privacy settings in Credly. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public. In order to have your CPCS® or CPMSM® quickly verified, please leave your badge public for verification.
Q: What’s to keep someone else from copying my digital badge and using it for themselves?
A: While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on the Credly platform. This link to verified data makes them more reliable and secure than a paper certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and your identity.
Q: What are labor market insights and how can I access them through Credly?
A: Labor market insights are pulled from job requisitions in real time. Based on your skills, you can see which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges and more. Search active job listings and even apply for them with just a few clicks through Credly. Access the labor market insights from your digital badge details page by clicking on Related Jobs, or by clicking on the skill tags assigned to your badge.
Q: I have a question about the Credly platform. Where can I find support?
A: You can find answers to frequently asked questions at support.credly.com. For NAMSS-related certification questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CPCS® and CPMSM® are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a service mark of National Association Medical Staff Services.