IBM Skills Academy is an IBM Digital Badge eligible program

IBM digital badges allow you to easily and quickly share verified proof of your achievement(s) wherever and whenever you choose. IBM digital badges contain verified metadata describing your qualifications and the rigorous process required to earn them. These badges are:

  • Digital emblems symbolizing skills and achievements
  • Easy to share in social media: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, blogs
  • Tethered to IBM to validate and verify achievement

For Frequently Asked Questions about the IBM Digital Badge Program, click here.

IBM Digital Badge Program
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IBM has partnered with Acclaim, the world’s largest education company, to adopt Mozilla’s Open Badges standard for communicating learning achievements with digital versions of IBM credentials for this pilot program. IBM is providing these badges free of charge to allow you to share and promote your IBM achievements on social media sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, as well as your own personal webpages and blogs. The social media impact is of receiving and displaying digital badges is enormous–3.6 million potential views for every 10,000 badges issued.

If you would like to learn more about our digital badges, request access to the authorized members site:

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IBM Skills Academy Badges inquiries

For specific inquiries about the IBM Skills Academy badges, please contact

Acclaim Support

For questions related to your Acclaim badge earner account and profile, as well as issues related to claiming your badge after receiving a notification, go to

NOTICE: IBM leverages the services of Credly's Acclaim platform, a 3rd party data processor authorized by IBM and located in the United States, to assist in the administration of the IBM Digital Badge program. In order to issue you an IBM Digital Badge, your personal information (name, email address, and badge earned) will be shared with the Credly’s Acclaim platform.  You will receive an email notification from Acclaim with instructions for claiming the badge. Your personal information is used to issue your badge and for program reporting and operational purposes. It will be handled in a manner consistent with IBM privacy practices.  The IBM Privacy Statement can be viewed here. IBM employees can view the IBM Internal Privacy Statement here.